Title: Foreign Affairs: A Novel
Publisher: the signed first edition society, The franklyn Library
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Signed By Author. Near Fine leather bound. Bookseller Inventory # 20080605100928
Synopsis: WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children?s folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.
Also in London is Vinnie?s colleague Fred Turner, a handsome, flat broke, newly separated, and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research. Instead, he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to.
Both American, both abroad, and both achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their confused alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie?s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Smartly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece.
?A splendid comedy, very bright, brilliantly written in a confident and original manner. The best book by one of our finest writers.?
?There is no American writer I have read with more constant pleasure and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns the same shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.?
?If you manage to read only a few good novels a year, make this one of them.?
? USA Today
?An ingenious, touching book.?
?A flawless jewel.?
? Philadelphia Inquirer
About the Author: Alison Lurie's non fiction books include studies of folklore and children's literature, and her novels include such favourites as The War Between the Tates, Foreign Affairs, The Truth about Lorin Jones and Last Resort.
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