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Riassunto: A reissue of a classic comic novel, presenting a Rabelaisian portrait of a college and the ancient traditions of the university, set in Porterhouse College, world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, and its academic mediocrity.
Dal risvolto interno: The basis of a PBS miniseries, Porterhouse Blues confirms that Tom Sharpe is "an excellent writer and absolutely hilarious. His characterizations are deft, his plots are brilliant, and his prose style is smooth and winning" (P.J. O'Rourke).
To Porterhouse College-bastion of a formidable crew team, lavish dining hall and wine cellar, and laughable academic standards-comes a crusading new Master. Porterhouse alumni believe in manly sports, the royal family, and brandy in the library with a fervor they bring to few intellectual positions. And the college upholds a long tradition of granting degrees to a certain number of muttonheaded young gentlemen of enviable pedigree and adequate family contribution to the school's treasury.
The new Master, afire with liberal zeal, upsets everyone's digestion with a speech outlining plans to do things that simply aren't done: the admission of women, a cafeteria to replace the revered service of the kitchens, and contraceptive dispensers in every bathroom. The shock of the new and modern rattles even the college retainers. The head porter, Skullion, perhaps the staunchest supporter of the old way, rallies some powerful graduates to the cause, including the illustrious Canon Bowel and the madly wealthy-and plain mad-Sir Cathcart D'Eath. Their counterrevolutionary efforts result, among other peculiar events, in the most bizarre disaster seen at Cambridge in five hundred years, and in an escalation of threats, bluffs, and maneuvers to shame the shadiest of politicians. And the production of an investigative documentary on the strange doings at Porterhouse precipitates scandal of the highest order and an utterly unforeseeable conclusion.
"Terrific. It is light years since I read anything so original."--P.G. Wodehouse
"The funniest writer in English today."--The Washington Post Book World
Tom Sharpe was born in England in 1928 and educated at Cambridge. He emigrated to South Africa in 1951, but was deported in 1961. From 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in history at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. He is the author of eight other novels and two non-fiction books, Riotous Assembly and Indecent Exposure, about South Africa. He is married and lives in Cambridge.
Titolo: Porterhouse Blue
Casa editrice: David & Charles
Data di pubblicazione: 1974
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. VINTAGE Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002047708
Descrizione libro Secker and Warburg, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. stains on sides **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 2453511
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria PL01135117B
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001161516
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002670901
Descrizione libro David & Charles, 1974. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93203998
Descrizione libro Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. Condizione libro: Good. 1974. Hardcover. Fine in good dustjacket. Dj has a few nicks. Dj in a mylar cover. Ex-libris with usual markings. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria KCD0018363
Descrizione libro Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1974. Condizione libro: Good. 1974. Hardcover. Fine in good dustjacket. Dj has a few nicks. Dj in a mylar cover. Ex-libris with usual markings. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria KCD0018363
Descrizione libro Secker & Warburg, U.K., 1987. Condizione libro: V.G. Condizione sovraccoperta: V.G. Reprint. Hardcover. D/J not price corner clipped. Spine slightly cocked and page edges a little dull on top when the book is closed. Codice libro della libreria 13998
Descrizione libro Secker And Warburg 1977 Hardcover, 1977. Condizione libro: Poor. A reissue of a classic comic novel, presenting a Rabelaisian portrait of a college and the ancient traditions of the university, set in Porterhouse College, world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, and its academic mediocrity. Ex Library 220 pages. Codice libro della libreria 367234