Malcolm Bradbury. with an Afterword by the author
Professor Treece is one of the most respected figures as a small provincial university - kingpin in the world of poetry readings, tea parties and excursions to Stratford. But with the onset of middle age, he is plagued by a sense of failure. No one threatens him more than Louis Bates, the earnest and unattractive new student who attacks Treece' teaching and lifestyle. Treece is determined not to be upset by a freshman but sparks fly when they both fall in love with Emma, a desirable post-graduate...