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==Main characters==
 
==Main characters==
  
Alexander Aylmer, a stunning beauty of 13-14, intelligent, loyal, passionate and self-willed, his great academic interest is in ancient history.
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*Alexander Aylmer, a stunning beauty of 13-14, intelligent, loyal, passionate and self-willed, his great academic interest is in ancient history.
Rupert Drysdale, Alexander's best friend of his own age and a more worldly influence.
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*Rupert Drysdale, Alexander's best friend of his own age and a more worldly influence.
Julian Smith, aged 16-17
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*Julian Smith, aged 16-17
Sir Henry ("Hal") Aylmer, Alexander's father, a Lord Justice of Appeal.
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*Sir Henry ("Hal") Aylmer, Alexander's father, a Lord Justice of Appeal.
Penelope Aylmer, Alexander's mother.
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*Penelope Aylmer, Alexander's mother.
Alfred Smith alias Wertheimber, Julian's father.
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*Alfred Smith alias Wertheimber, Julian's father.
Damian Cavendish, aged 22-23
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*Damian Cavendish, aged 22-23
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 06:31, 13 February 2013

Alexander's Choice is a novel set at Eton College in 1983-4 by Edmund Marlowe, an old boy of the school, as his début work. It tells of the love affair of Alexander Aylmer, a new boy at the school aged 13-14 and Damian Cavendish, a new, young English master.

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The subject of sex between older and younger boys at Eton has been briefly alluded to in previous fiction, notably in The Fourth of June by David Benedictus (1962) [1]. but this is the only novel to have made boylove there its main theme.

Plot introduction

Major themes

Main characters

  • Alexander Aylmer, a stunning beauty of 13-14, intelligent, loyal, passionate and self-willed, his great academic interest is in ancient history.
  • Rupert Drysdale, Alexander's best friend of his own age and a more worldly influence.
  • Julian Smith, aged 16-17
  • Sir Henry ("Hal") Aylmer, Alexander's father, a Lord Justice of Appeal.
  • Penelope Aylmer, Alexander's mother.
  • Alfred Smith alias Wertheimber, Julian's father.
  • Damian Cavendish, aged 22-23

References

1^ Benedictus, David (1977). The Fourth of June. London: Anthony Blond. London: Sphere. ISBN 978-0-7221-1588-6

External links

  • Benedictus, David (1977). The Fourth of June. London: Anthony Blond. London: Sphere. ISBN 978-0-7221-1,