The Gate of Angels

The Gate of Angels

Book - 1992
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It is 1912, and at Cambridge University the modern age is knocking at the gate. In lecture halls and laboratories, the model of a universe governed by the mind of God is at last giving way to something wholly rational, a universe governed by the laws of physics. To Fred Fairly, a junior fellow at the College of St. Angelicus, this comes as a great comfort. Science, he is certain, will soon explain everything. Mystery will be routed by reason, and the demands of the soul will be seen for what they are-a distraction and an illusion. Into Fred's orderly life comes Daisy, with a bang-literally. One moment the two are perfect strangers, fellow cyclists on a dark country road; the next, they are casualties of a freakish accident, occupants of the same warm bed. Fred has never been so close to a woman before, and none so pretty, so plainspoken, and yet so-mysterious. Is she a manifestation of Chaos, or is she a sign of another kind of Order?
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1992
ISBN: 9780385421508
Branch Call Number: FIC Fitz
Characteristics: 167 p


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Mar 11, 2016

This novel is set in the Edwardian period at a Cambridge college at the time of the discovery of the atom and the mind/body debate. It seems as if it were written in the Edwardian period, not 1990.


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