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The Debt to Pleasure

Lanchester, John

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ISBN 10: 0330344544 / ISBN 13: 9780330344548
Published by Picador, London, England, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The true first edition of his first novel, in protective mylar dust jacket cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000900A

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Title: The Debt to Pleasure

Publisher: Picador, London, England

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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This cookbook in the form of a novel follows the narrator on a spiritual journey and an adventure of the senses. He meditates on such matters as Camembert and the French Revolution, sheppmeat and Islam, the erotics of dislike, and the history of the peach. Simultaneous hardcover release from Henry Holt. 2 cassettes.

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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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