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by Howard Sturgis
published by The New York Review of Books


Charles Edwin William Augustus Chambers--Marquis and Earl of Belchamber, Viscount Charmington, and Baron St. Edmunds and Chambers--known familiarly as Sainty, is the scion of an ancient English aristocratic family. Behind him stretches a rogues' gallery of picturesque upper-crust scoundrels. But he is uninterested in riding to hounds or drinking or whoring in the great tradition of his forebears, and though he admires his tough-minded puritanical Scottish mother, he lacks her unrelenting moral self-assurance. Sainty is a sensitive soul, sexually timid, intellectually inclined and utterly honest, but incapable of asserting himself. When it comes to the business of marrying and continuing the family line, Sainty hasn't a prayer.

- paperback: 368 pages
- product dimensions: 130 x 205 mm
- ISBN: 9781590172667