The Snow Ball: The Dazzling Cult Classic

The Snow Ball: The Dazzling Cult Classic

by Brigid Brophy, Eley Williams

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Overview

When Anna is kissed by a mysterious stranger at a masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins ...

'So original and refreshing.' Hilary Mantel

'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah Waters

'Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch

'A great novel ... A swirling, sumptuous, sensual feast.' Guardian

'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams

London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of a masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a dance of seduction charged by clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into a frenzy of operatic proportions - until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter ... A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy's The Snow Ball is an erotic cult classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.

'I read it in one sitting ... Wonderful!' Claire-Louise Bennett

'One of the wittiest British writers of the past half century ... A comet in her day.' Terry Castle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571362882
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 688,767
File size: 340 KB

About the Author

Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) was a prize-winning British novelist, essayist, critic and political campaigner,championing gay marriage, pacifism, vegetarianism, prison reform and Public Lending Right. Her celebrated debut novel, Hackenfeller's Ape, was published in 1953. It was followed by many other acclaimed novels including The King of a Rainy Country, Flesh, The Finishing Touch, The Snow Ball and In Transit, as well as critical studies of Mozart, Aubrey Beardsley and Ronald Firbank, among other subjects. Brophy's marriage to art historian Michael Levey encompassed a thirteen-year relationship with Iris Murdoch. She died in 1995

Eley Williams lectures at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her short story collection Attrib. and Other Storieswon the James Tait Black Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her debut novel, The Liar's Dictionary, was published in July 2020.


Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) was a prize-winning British novelist, essayist, critic and political campaigner, championing gay marriage, pacifism, vegetarianism, prison reform and Public Lending Right. Her celebrated debut novel, Hackenfeller's Ape, was published in 1953. It was followed by many other acclaimed novels including The King of a Rainy Country, Flesh, The Finishing Touch, In Transit, and The Snow Ball (which Faber are reissuing with a new foreword by Eley Williams), as well as critical studies of Mozart, Aubrey Beardsley and Ronald Firbank, among other subjects. Brophy's marriage to art historian Michael Levey encompassed a thirteen-year relationship with Iris Murdoch. She died in 1995.

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