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The Debt to Pleasure - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Lanchester, John

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ISBN 10: 0805043888 / ISBN 13: 9780805043884
Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in Very Fine dust-jacket; In The Debt to Pleasure an Englishman of indeterminate age named Tarquin Winot relates the story of his life through the most basic and sublime of human passions: Food. Bookseller Inventory # 18357

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Title: The Debt to Pleasure - 1st Edition/1st ...

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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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. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. First serial, Granta. Tour.

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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.

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