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A Far Country

Winston Churchill

Book Overview: 

The book follows the career of Hugh Paret from youth to manhood, and how his profession as a corporation lawyer gradually changes his values.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Though he was in the class above me, I met him frequently at a club to which I had the honour to belong, then a suite of rooms over a shop furnished with a pool and a billiard table, easy-chairs and a bar. It has since achieved the dignity of a house of its own.

We were having, one evening, a "religious" argument, Cinibar, Laurens and myself and some others. I can't recall how it began; I think Cinibar had attacked the institution of compulsory chapel, which nobody defended; there was something inherently wrong, he maintained, with a religion to which men had to be driven against their wills. Somewhat to my surprise I found myself defending a Christianity out of which I had been able to extract but little comfort and solace. Neither Laurens nor Conybear, however, were for annihilating it: although they took the other side of the discussion of a subject of which none of us knew anything, their attacks were but half-hearted; like me, they were still under the spe. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This book is a socialistic parable which reminded me of "The Jungle". While Sinclair focuses on more material matters in talking about how socialism might benefit the lower classes, Churchill offers a similar message, but directed at the "spiritual" matters of the middle and upper classes. The prota

3 and a half stars. Hugh was a narcissistic dick and I would have liked him to get more of a comeuppance but I suppose the whole point of the story was for him to come to realise the errors in his ways. Very interesting to see that over 100 years ago politics and the law are still very much the same

An amazing epic. One of the best books I have read.