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y separately published work icon Grand Days single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Palais des Nations Frank Moorhouse , 1993 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Grand Days
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On a train from Paris to Geneva, Edith Campbell Berry meets Major Ambrose Westwood in the dining car, makes his acquaintance over a lunch of six courses, and allows him to kiss her passionately. Their early intimacy binds them together once they reach Geneva and their posts at the newly created League of Nations. There, a heady idealism prevails over Edith and her young colleagues, and nothing seems beyond their grasp, certainly not world peace. The exuberance of the times carries over into Geneva nights: Edith is drawn into a dark and glamorous underworld where, coaxed by Ambrose, she becomes more and more sexually adventurous. (Source: Publisher's website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 1993 .
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      Extent: 572p.
      Note/s:
      • 'Being Volume One of the Palais des Nations novels' - half-title page.
      ISBN: 0732907683
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Picador ,
      1993 .
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      Extent: 572p.
      ISBN: 0330331892
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Pantheon Books ,
      1993 .
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      Alternative title: Grand Days : a novel
      Extent: 572p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0679433627
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1994 .
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      Extent: 718p.
      ISBN: 0330274597 (pbk.)
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2000 .
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      Alternative title: Grand Days : the companion novel to Dark Palace
      Extent: 718p.
      ISBN: 1740510372 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Tout un Monde d'espoir
Language: French
    • Paris,
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      France,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Belfond ,
      1996 .
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      Extent: 485p.
      ISBN: 2714432980

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Works about this Work

Being International?’ Edith Campbell Berry’s Geneva in Frank Moorhouse’s 'Grand Days' Martin Leer , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 16 no. 1 2016;

'Can one be an insider in international affairs—or does being international condemn one to a kind of permanent outside, even within one’s original nation? This question may not be at the top of most people’s list of priorities, unless you are Edith Campbell Berry in Frank Moorhouse’s Grand Days, his novel from 1993 set in Geneva in the 1920s—or me as a Dane teaching anglophone postcolonial literatures in present-day Geneva. For Edith it is an urgent matter of identity; for me more an intriguing balancing act where identity (which I really don’t understand or approve of, anyway) for all practical purposes gives way to finesse. Or for both of us, a balancing act of survival in a situation where inside and outside are completely imbricated in each other, yet still active as opposites.' (Introduction)

Frank Moorhouse, Grand Days Bruce King , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: From New National to World Literature: Essays and Reviews 2016; (p. 275-278)
伊迪斯三部曲——弗兰克·穆尔豪斯“间断叙述”巅峰之作 The Edith Trilogy : The Greatest Masterpiece of Frank Moorhouse in “Intermittent Narrative” Peng Qinglong , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: 外国文学动态 , vol. [2013] no. 4 2013; (p. 44-46)
<正>2011年,澳大利亚著名作家弗兰克·穆尔豪斯(Frank Moorhouse.1938—)的历史题材长篇小说《冷光》(Cold Light)出版,至此,与《盛大的日子》(Grand Days,1993)和《黑暗的宫殿》(Dark Palace,2000)构成的"伊迪斯三部曲"正式完成。这是澳大利亚文学史上的重大成就,显示出穆尔豪斯非凡的文学才华。三部小说出版后好评如潮,分别摘取迈尔斯·弗兰克林奖、昆士兰文学奖和南
Book Review – Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse Joanne Peulen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2012;

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Books That Changed Me : Liz Byrski Liz Byrski , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 October 2012; (p. 14)
Two Sides to the Story : For James Bradley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 April 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : Against Cameron Woodhouse , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 April 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Untitled John Scheckter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Winter vol. 69 no. 1 1995; (p. 218)

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Ideals Die in Halls of Peace Alison Broinowski , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 September 1993; (p. 9A)

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Novel Signals a New Style for Moorhouse Mark Thomas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 September 1993; (p. C11)

— Review of Grand Days Frank Moorhouse , 1993 single work novel
Give Peace a Chance Helen Irving , 2003 single work essay
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2003; (p. 6-7)
Analyses the predominance of war in Australia's corporate memory of its history and contrasts this with the nation's 'remarkably peaceful history'. Irving suggests events and people worthy of honour and recognition and cites Frank Moorhouse's Grand Days as an example of good reading that is also 'deeply informative about Australia's place in the world in the interwar years'.
A Short While Toward the Sun : The Golden Years of Internationalism Frank Moorhouse , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004; (p. 203-217)
Moorhouse dicusses the writing of his two novels dealing with the League of Nations
y separately published work icon Martini : A Memoir Frank Moorhouse , Milsons Point : Knopf , 2005 Z1222009 2005 single work prose

Moorhouse 'muses on the aesthetics of martini lore ... and the nature of drinking.' He also 'reflects on the role of the martini in his own life in prose as dry and intoxicating as the martini itself.'

Source: Random House website, http://www.randomhouse.com.au/WEB_ASP/ttle_detail.asp?isbn=1740513126
Sighted: 31/10/2005

Politics and Monomania Ken Gelder , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 184 2006; (p. 48-56)
Grand Days : Frank Moorhouse (1938- ) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 266-270)
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