Mavis Belfrage (With Five Shorter Tales)

Alasdair Gray


Book, 19.8 x 13 cm, 159 p., language : English, publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London (First published 1996), ISBN : 0-7475-3089-0.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2027/30).

Literary synopsis

The story Mavis Belfrage is adapted from a play Gray completed in 1968 and reworked several times until 1976. It has appeared under various titles, including Mavis Watson, Triangles, Colchis, Agnes Belfrage, Agnes Watson and eventually Mavis Belfrage. The title is about a weak and ineffective teacher meeting and falling in love with a strong and independent female student and charts the decline of their relationship.

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