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Title:
The Pritchett century
Author:
Pritchett, V. S. (Victor Sawdon), 1900-1997.
Edition:
Modern library edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Modern Library, 1997.
Physical Description:
xxiv, 704 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
The works of V. S. Pritchett, a British writer born in 1900 who mastered nearly every form of literature--the novel, short fiction, travel writings, criticism and memoir. Portraits of the Amazon and London vie with his reflections on turning eighty.
Language:
English
Contents:
Autobiography. As old as the century : V.S. Pritchett at eighty ; From A cab at the door ; From Midnight oil -- Travel writing. The Appalachian mountains ; From Marching Spain ; From The Spanish temper ; From Foreign faces ; From New York proclaimed ; From Dublin : a portrait ; London ; Amazonia -- Novels. From Dead man leading ; From Mr. Beluncle -- Short stories. Sense of humour ; The evils of Spain ; The oedipus complex ; Things as they are ; When my girl comes home ; The liars ; The Camberwell beauty ; Did you invite me? ; The marvellous girl ; The vice-consul ; The fig tree ; Cocky Olly ; The image trade -- Biography. From The gentle barbarian : the life and work of Turgenev ; From Chekhov : a spirit set free -- Literary criticism. Mark Twain ; Samuel Richardson ; Sir Walter Scott ; Charles Dickens ; George Eliot ; Honoré de Balzac ; Ivan Turgenev ; Henry James ; James Boswell ; Tobias Smollett ; Saki ; George Meredith ; Miguel de Cervantes ; Leo Tolstoy ; Gabriel García Márquez ; S.J. Perelman ; Saul Bellow ; Gerald Brenan ; Molly Keane ; John Osborne ; Salman Rushdie.
ISBN:
9780679602446
Format :
Book

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