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Birthday Boys, the (1991) [Novel]
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The Birthday Boys of the title are Captain Scott and four members of his team, each of whom narrates a section of the book. As the story progresses the reader discovers that these men may not be reliable reporters. Their cocky optimism is both ghastly and dangerous. Brought up to despise professional expertise, their enterprise is lunatic, amateur and gentlemanly. Beryl Bainbridge makes it hauntingly clear: the men are fatally doomed in their bravery, the very stuff of heroes. Captain Scott's poignant trek becomes, in this remarkable novel, an historical event which prefigures the terrible new world dawning in Europe. It was an inept rehearsal for the carnage of the first world war, the ultimate challenge for the arrogant generals who shared Scott's skewed notion of courage that led men qualmlessly into harm's way.

Original title: The Birthday Boys
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

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Birthday Boys, the (1991)
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Language: English

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Birthday Boys, the (1991)

ISBN: 0786702079

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