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Mr. Beluncle in an imposing figure who fills his life with rich fantasies and exercises the unnerving power of his personality over those around him--often with hilarious results. With his characteristic grace and style, V.S. Pritchett traces Beluncle's steps toward financial ruin, gently revealing Belucnle's warm and humorous side, yet hinting darkly at his underlying suffering.
V.S. Pritchett is a noted critic, biographer, and author of short stories and novels.
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"Like most great comedy," writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, ""Mr. "Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender-and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself." One of V. S. Pritchett's most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self-indulgent, yet despite these flaws he is undeniably compelling. Readers who follow this quirky British furniture salesman on his seemingly ordinary escapades-shopping for ridiculously expensive houses, attending services at his peculiar church, presiding over a tumultuous family meal-are in for a delightful and disquieting ride. Poignant, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable "Mr. Beluncle is an ideal introduction to one of the English language's most gifted authors.About the Author:
Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1900–1997) was an extraordinarly prolific and versatile man of letters, widely regarded as one of the greatest stylist in the English language.
Darin Strauss is the bestselling author of several books. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing and numerous other awards, Strauss has seen his work translated into fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. He is a clinical associate professor of writing at New York University, and he lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192819607
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192819607