“Prater Violet, in my view, is one of the best short novels in English written in this century.” —Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic
“Prater Violet resembles the episodes in Goodbye to Berlin and keeps up the same high level of excellence.” —Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
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About the author
Christopher Isherwood (1902-1986) was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books.