9780312420369

The Debt to Pleasure: A Novel

Lanchester, John

ISBN 10: 0312420366 / 0-312-42036-6
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
About this title:
Synopsis:
Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and a New York Times Notable Book, The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book’s snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing a cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light.

Review:
A gorgeous, dark, and sensuous book that is part cookbook, part novel, part eccentric philosophical treatise, reminiscent of perhaps the greatest of all books on food, Jean-Anthelme Brillat Savarin's The Physiology of Taste. Join Tarquin Winot as he embarks on a journey of the senses, regaling us with his wickedly funny, poisonously opinionated meditations on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of a menu, from the perverse history of the peach to the brutalization of the palate, from cheese as "the corpse of milk" to the binding action of blood.

From the Inside Flap:
This astonishing first novel is narrated by the impeccably correct Tarquin Winot, who relates the story of his life through the most basic and sublime of human passions: food. An Englishman of indeterminate age whose spiritual home has always been France, Tarquin embarks on a journey of the senses as he peels away the layers of his past. Wickedly funny and poisonously opinionated, he proves himself a master of sly wit and subversive ideas. Gradually the outlines of a distinctly quirky aesthetic and a highly eccentric moral universe emerge, and the truth becomes unavoidable. This is not the voluptuary?s memoir it purports to be, and Tarquin Winot is ultimately the master of something infinitely, quiveringly sinister.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
 

The Debt to Pleasure: A Novel: Search Results

1.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Picador, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and a New York Times Notable Book, The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book's snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing a cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312420366

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.88
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
2.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: PICADOR, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VV-9780312420369

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.91
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Gloucester, ., United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and a New York Times Notable Book, The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book s snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing a cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780312420369

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 13.41
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
4.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Movie Mars (Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 4

Book Description: Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312420366 An impeccable, epicurean Englishman and lifelong Francophile recounts his past pleasures in Provence, in a meditation on food, vodka, and restaurant-going that becomes a dark satire on hedonism, in a critically acclaimed novel by the former restaurant critic of the London Observer. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # 4139364

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.04
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0312420366BNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 10.05
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Slough, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 208 x 140 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Winner of the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel and a New York Times Notable Book, The Debt to Pleasure is a wickedly funny ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book s snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing a cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780312420369

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.36
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
7.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Picador. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0312420366

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.92
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Books Market (Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 20

Book Description: Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312420366 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0312420366

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.13
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 6

Book Description: Picador USA, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 251 pages. 8.00x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0312420366

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.75
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
10.

Lanchester, John
ISBN 10: 0312420366
ISBN 13: 9780312420369
Bookseller: Media Mall (Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: St Martins Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 14.6 x 20.32 cm. An impeccable, epicurean Englishman and lifelong Francophile recounts his past pleasures in Provence, in a meditation on food, vodka, and restaurant-going that becomes a dark satire on hedonism, in a critically acclaimed novel by the former restaurant critic of the London Observer. Reprint. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20070837

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 20.50
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 13.90
From Australia to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book