Record Details

Catalog Search

The humble lover : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The humble lover : a novel / Edmund White.


Aldwych West, an eighty-year-old modern-day aristocrat living alone in his Manhattan townhouse, is used to having what he wants. And when he sets eyes on August Dupond, a strong, stunningly beautiful soloist in the New York City Ballet, he decides he must have him. They strike up a closeness which falls between the blurry lines of friendship, sponsorship, and love, and August accepts Aldwych's offer to live with him in his mansion. But soon this veneer of happiness cracks. August starts bringing home Pablo, a young man who is robust and virile in a way Aldwych will never be again, and a formidable woman in Aldwych's circle named Ernestine also takes a deep interest in the sweet, enchanting star. Messy entanglements and fierce rivalries ensue, and Aldwych's desperation to win his beloved's heart rapidly escalates to dangerous new heights.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781639730889
  • ISBN: 1639730885
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2023.
Subject: Gay people > Fiction.
Gay men > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Dancers > Fiction.
Ballet dancers > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Interpersonal attraction > Fiction.
May-December romances > Fiction.
Sexual minorities > Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.
Gay fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ray County Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ray County Library F WHI (Text) 2910027719 New Fiction Available -

Additional Resources