Flower Beneath the Foot, The: Being a Record of the Early Life of St. Laura de Nazianzi

Ronald Firbank

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 12th Jul '18


A ‘delightfully funny’ novel by ‘our first modernist novelist’ (according Alan Hollinghurst) – the story of a court on the eve of a royal wedding.

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SKU: 9781509883578



With an introduction by Alan HollinghurstAt the fantastical court of King Willie and Her Dreaminess the Queen of Pisuerga, maid of honour Laura de Nazianzi and His Weariness Prince Yousef whisper promises to each other in the palace gardens. But Laura is destined for disappointment. The King and Queen have plans for a royal wedding for their Prince, and the young woman in their sights is none other than Princess Elsie of England. The court is all aflutter . . .First published in 1923, Ronald Firbank’s The Flower Beneath the Foot is a flamboyant court satire and lyrical tour de force of innuendo and eccentricity. Read by many as a subversive celebration of homosexuality, this is a classic of modernist literature from a stylist like no other.

Additional information

Weight 0.155 kg
Dimensions 13 × 131 × 197 mm
Page Count 120