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ID
b261
Title
"A Month by the Lake"
Genre
Novella
Page Count
72
Word Count
21000
Publisher
Housewife
Publication Year
1957
Document Types
Film & Television
Topics
Age

A comedy of errors, set at Lake Como prior to the second World War, revolving around two middle-aged vacationers unable to express their affection for each other, but who in the end are "prepared to share a new life." A Miramax movie version starring James Fox, Vanessa Redgrave, and Uma Thurman, was directed by John Irvin in 1995. Serialized in Housewife (the second installment is in the September 1957 issue, v. 19, no. 9). Also in An Aspidistra in Babylon/The Grapes of Paradise (1960), The Grapes of Paradise (1974), A Month by the Lake & Other Stories (1987).