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 - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
the interplay between egotism and fascism is very well described by this Canadian Novelist. The ambiguous role played by Edward VIII is given the sinister twist and the chilling result is played out by principals and followers alike. Read full review