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Invention of Love

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Title: Invention of Love
Author: Tom Stoppard
ISBN: 9780802135810
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 1998
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher Description:
It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried across the river Styx, glad to be dead at last. The river that flows through Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman's youth: High Victorian morality is under siege from the Aesthetic movement, and an Irish student named Wilde is preparing to burst onto the London scene. On his journey the elder Housman confronts the younger version of himself and his memories of the man he loved his entire life, Moses Jackson -- the handsome athlete who could not return his feelings.