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Maxwell's Ghost : An Epilogue to Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna
by Richard Frere




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First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell's Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status.

Maxwell's Ghost caused a stir when it was published in 1976 because it dealt candidly with its subject's homosexual friendships. This aspect of the man had not been common knowledge even among Maxwell's close friends, and certainly had not been touched upon in the 1969 film of Ring of Bright Water which Frere always called 'notably inane' or in Maxwell's memoir from the previous year, Raven Seek Thy Brother. Frere denied sensationalizing in his book. He said that Maxwell had asked him on his death-bed to write it, and 'demanded that I write a true and impartial account'.

Maxwell's Ghost is a searing portrayal of Gavin Maxwell through the destruction of Camusfearna to his final acceptance of the inevitability of his death.

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Overview

First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell's Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status.

Maxwell's Ghost caused a stir when it was published in 1976 because it dealt candidly with its subject's homosexual friendships. This aspect of the man had not been common knowledge even among Maxwell's close friends, and certainly had not been touched upon in the 1969 film of Ring of Bright Water which Frere always called 'notably inane' or in Maxwell's memoir from the previous year, Raven Seek Thy Brother. Frere denied sensationalizing in his book. He said that Maxwell had asked him on his death-bed to write it, and 'demanded that I write a true and impartial account'.

Maxwell's Ghost is a searing portrayal of Gavin Maxwell through the destruction of Camusfearna to his final acceptance of the inevitability of his death.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781912476848
  • ISBN-10: 1912476843
  • Publisher: Origin
  • Publish Date: October 2019
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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