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One Hand Clapping

Burgess, Anthony

Published by Knopf, 1972
ISBN 10: 0394472802 / ISBN 13: 9780394472805
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Title: One Hand Clapping

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1972. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 216 pages. February 1972. hardcover. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. 0394472802. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 1866. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Used car salesman Howard Shirley is watching England’s most popular high-stakes TV quiz show with his wife, Janet, in their modest provincial house when it strikes him that his freakish ‘photographic brain’ might make them an easy fortune. It also leads to first-class travel, luxury hotels, mink coats, some misguided philanthropy, and ultimately, outrageously, and comically, not entirely accidental death. Talkatively and divertingly narrated from Janet’s worldly perspective, the tragi-comedy of Howard, his one-of-a-kind mind, and the modern world’s trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess—at once hilarious and provocative. Bookseller Inventory # 1866

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