I picked up a copy of this novel from a second-hand book store while on holiday.
Here’s the blurb
Rickie Elliot, a sensitive and intelligent young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent, sets out from Cambridge full of hopes to become a writer. But when his stories are not successful he decides instead to marry the beautiful but shallow Agnes, agreeing to abandon his writing and become a schoolmaster at a second-rate public school. Giving up his hopes and values for those of the conventional world, he sinks into a world of petty conformity and bitter disappointments.
The start reminded my of Brideshead Revisited …
I enjoyed this novel. It is a quiet story about the development of one character.
There is a fabulous interpretation here