About this book
New edition of this haunting and elegaic novel, a heart-rending evocation of destructive passion set on the eve of the First World War. With an introduction by Zoë Heller.
John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham they appear to be perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However, what lies beneath the surface of their marriage is far more sinister and their influence leads John into a tragic drama that threatens to destroy everything he cares about.