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 - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
Wow! This was one terrific book. I have a new admiration for Findley's writing and I'm glad I've got Headhunter on the TBR pile. In this book, Findley has an imaginary person (Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, a ... Read full review
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