Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner tells the story of Sophia Willoughby, a British aristocrat whose life changes radically over the course of the book.

BOOK CLUB: Summer Will Show by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Set in England and France in the 1840s, this historical novel tells the story of Sophia Willoughby, a British aristocrat. At the onset, Sophia has sent her husband away due to his infidelity, devoting her life to raising their two children. But soon, tragedy strikes, and Sophia begins to change her life—and political views—in drastic ways. She falls in love with her husband’s mistress, a political activist, and enters the world of Communist politics.

Scott Benowitz is a staff writer for Afterimage Review. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from The London School of Economics & Political Science and a B.A. in International Studies from Reed...

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