Cock Jarvis: An Unfinished Novel
Joyce Cary

Cock Jarvis: An Unfinished Novel

A Resident in the Nigeria that Cary himself knew as a colonial administrator from 1913 to 1919, Cock Jervis is heroic, outsize, tragic-comic, as he struggles to find meaning in his world on continuous change and injustice.A seminal novel, which despite many attempts, Cary was never able to complete. He said it contained ‘some of the best stuff I ever wrote ’and it influenced both Castle Corner and Not Honour More.

Book Details:

  • Author: Joyce Cary
  • Published Year: 1974
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Michael Joseph

Joyce Cary

Joyce Cary was born in 1888 into an old Anglo-Irish family and educated at Clifton. He studied art, first in Edinburgh and then in Paris , before going up to Trinity College, Oxford, in 1909 to read law. On coming down he served as a Red Cross orderly in the Balkan War of 1912-13,the inspiration for Memoir of the Bobotes , before joining the Nigerian Political Service. He served in the Nigeria Regiment during the First World War, was wounded while fighting in the Cameroons, and returned to civil duty in Nigeria in 1917 as a district officer. His time in Africa provided the inspiration for h...
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