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The Eve of Saint Venus (Fine First Edition)

Anthony Burgess

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ISBN 10: 039308602X / ISBN 13: 9780393086027
Published by Norton, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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NEW YORK: Norton (1970). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A nice clean copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 06-2013-504

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Title: The Eve of Saint Venus (Fine First Edition)

Publisher: Norton

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition....

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“This romp through a rural English manor and its ritualistic mannerisms is a glittering entertainment, a grab-bag of allusions, images, and rhetorical gems that Burgess (an opulent king of the Queen’s English) profligately casts away like mere baubles. . . . [His] verbal and dramatic alchemy turns the dross of caricature inscribed on the pedestal of an engaging fable. Sensuous, irreverent, erudite. . . . An epithalamium to the sacred, happy marriage of language and literature.” ―Saturday Review

Here is a midsummer night’s dream of a novel, Anthony Burgess in a mood of comic whimsy. A baronet, Sir Benjamin Drayton, has received a consignment of stone statues of gods and goddesses, including Venus. A ring slipped on Venus’s finger by a young man about to be married upsets a number of arrangements, including the wedding plans.

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Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

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