Between the amorous antique dealer Humphrey and his good-looking nephew James glides the magnificent Leonora, delicate as porcelain, cool as ice. Can she keep James in her thrall? Or will he be taken from her by a lover, like Phoebe . . . or Ned, the wicked American?
'A highly distinctive and - ultimately - charitable novel' Financial Times
'Her Characters are all meticulously impaled on the delicate pins of a wit that is as scrupulous as it is deadly' Observer
'A coldly funny book' Sunday Telegraph
'Highly distinctive . . . the critics who have recently insisted on Miss Pym's too long neglected gifts have not been wrong' Financial Times
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A writer from the age of sixteen, Barbara Pym has been acclaimed as 'the most underrated writer of the century' (Philip Larkin). Pym's substantial reputation evolved through the publication of six novels from 1950 to 1961, then resumed in 1977 with the publication of Quartet in Autumn and three other novels. She died in 1980.From AudioFile:
Novelist Barbara Pym's deft touch with the nuances of personality and social class in England in the 1970's is enhanced by Sheila Hancock's skillful reading. Her evocative characterizations bring a rich fullness to the quiet story of Lenore, a beautiful but aging woman competing for the affections of James, a man almost half her age. She manages to vanquish his young girlfriend but has more difficulty with a young American male lover. She also must cope with James's uncle, who is pursuing her. Hancock reflects Pym's sympathy for the confusion and loneliness of the characters but also catches the humor in the author's razor-sharp depictions of their follies. T.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0333233239
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0333233239
Descrizione libro Macmillan, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110333233239