Famous Last Words
Penguin Group (Canada), Jun 28, 2005 - 392 pages
In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen, disfigured corpse and his astonishing testament--the sordid truth that he alone possessed. Fascinated but horrified, they learn of a dazzling array of characters caught up in scandal and political corruption. The exiled Duke and Duchess of Windsor, von Ribbentrop, Hitler, Charles Lindbergh, Sir Harry Oakes--all play sinister parts in an elaborate scheme to secure world domination.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mikerr - LibraryThing
Findley is seriously underrated. This novel beautifully blends history and fiction, weaving together figures like Ezra Pound, the Duke of Windsor, Wallace Simpson, Charles Lindbergh, and Sir Harry ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - libraryhermit - LibraryThing
I have read quite a few books about the despicable characters who have open season during a war for their nefarious activities, but this is one of the most notable for absolutely depraved human ... Read full review