Lord Malquist And Mr. Moon

Stoppard, Tom

Published by Knopf, 1968
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Title: Lord Malquist And Mr. Moon

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1968. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 182 pages. April 1968. hardcover. Jacket design by Emil Antonucci. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 3198. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Tom Stoppard’s novel is set in present-day London, though its two principal characters, Lord Malquist and Mr. Moon, are decidedly out of step with the spirit of our times, In any case, both men are determined to express their opposition to it-Lord Malquist with a flamboyant display of aristocratic disdain, Mr. Moon with a single suicidal gesture of revolt. The odd alliance of this strangely matched pair-the anachronistic nobleman and the mild-mannered fanatic - leads to a series of misadventures that offer a hilarious but ominous commentary on the manners, morals, and aspirations of contemporary society. As in the author’s recent play, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, questions of devastatingly serious implications provoke responses of brilliantly incisive wit, and the action, in spite of its extravagance, maintains firm roots in reality. Though some readers may choose to regard LORD MALQUIST & MR MOON as a fictional fantasy, Mr. Stoppard has stated that ‘everything in it is possible, much of it is actual, some of it even probable. .’. Tom Stoppard was born in Czechoslovakia in 1937. From 1943 to 1945 he attended the American school in Darjeeling, India, and then moved to England with his family, where he completed his studies. He began his professional career as a journalist in Bristol, then turned his attention to writing plays for television and radio, In 1964 he received a Ford Foundation Grant and spent five months in Berlin, where he wrote a one-act play entitled ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN. This play provided the momentum for his five-act drama ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, which, on its premiere in London, became the most widely acclaimed critical success of the 1967 theatrical season there. Mr. Clive Barnes, the dramatic critic of The New York Times, has described the play as ‘very funny, very brilliant, very chilling. in one bound Mr. Stoppard is asking to be considered as among the finest English speaking writers of our stage, for this is work of fascinating distinction.’ LORD MALQUIST & MR MOON, written shortly after ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, is his first novel. . Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 3198

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