The Comedy of Freedom
The author, Charles Hoffmann, had access at the Bodleian Library to Cary's personal papers, letters, notebooks, and rough drafts; this advantage has enabled Hoffmann to write exactly that kind of carefully annotated book which is most revealing in tracing the evolution of a subtle novelist's craft. . . . Though the book illuminates Cary's intentions and traces the continuity of his development, it is most provocative in its assertion that Cary's work is in multiple aspects integrated with his concept of freedom.