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Title:
The great pursuit
Author:
Sharpe, Tom, 1928-2013.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1977]

©1977
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780060140113
Format :
Book

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Summary

Frensic is a literary agent who honors the 18th century, as portrayed in the works of Smollett and Fielding, by drinking port, taking snuff and bathing only occassionally. He recognizes, however, that he has to make a living in the modern world and, although he despises the majority of the books he handles, he has developed a "nose" for a bestseller.


Author Notes

Thomas Ridley Sharpe (born March 30, 1928) was an English satirical author, best known for his Wilt series, as well as Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape, which were both adapted for British television. Sharpe died in Spain on June 6, 2013. He was 85 years old.

(Bowker Author Biography)