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Issue Details: First known date: 1948... 1948 The Moon at Perigee
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'George H. Johnston's penetrating novel tells the story of Michael Casey, ex-soldier and artist who, in spite of the scandal and public disgrace of his past life, cannot bring himself to leave the India he loves-but fails to understand. Casey sees himself as disillusioned beyond hope. But he is brought out of his chosen role of outcast artist, first by the unsolicited devotion of the old gharry- walla Refiq, and then by the love and faith of the beautiful and sensible American, Kylie York. At last, in the holy city of Benares, Casey begins to understand India - and himself. But with the coming of the monsoon the suppressed violence of India breaks out and there is the fierce rioting of Indian against Indian and Indian against Briton. In the swift turn of events Casey finds himself a hero to the Indians and a murderer in the eyes of the British Raj: and in the madness of the monsoon, his dark past returns and the shadow of tragedy threatens to become tragedy's very substance. Mr. Johnston writes with color and virtuosity. His strong sense of drama makes this an impressive novel, with a passionate, finely told love story and a brilliant re-creation of the strange and frightening atmosphere of India. Here is a story to excite the imagination and haunt the memory.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1948 .
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      Extent: 241p.
      Reprinted: 1972 with ISBN 0207122881
      Note/s:
      • Author name appears on cover as G. H. Johnston
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Dodd, Mead ,
      1950 .
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      Alternative title: Monsoon
      Extent: 274p.

Works about this Work

Australian Authors 1949 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 August 1949; (p. 19)
[Review] : The Moon at Perigee L. V. K. , 1948 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 1948; (p. 6)

— Review of The Moon at Perigee George Johnston , 1948 single work novel
[Review] : The Moon at Perigee L. V. K. , 1948 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 September 1948; (p. 6)

— Review of The Moon at Perigee George Johnston , 1948 single work novel
Australian Authors 1949 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 August 1949; (p. 19)
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