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The Grotesque

McGrath, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 067166509X / ISBN 13: 9780671665098
Published by Poseidon Press, 1989
Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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New York. 1989. Poseidon Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 187 pages. May 1989. hardcover. Jacket painting & design by Wendell Minor. Signed by The Author. 067166509x. keywords:. inventory # 24876. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This is an exuberantly spooky novel, in which horror, repressed eroticism, and sulfurous social comedy intertwine like the vines in an overgrown English garden. . Bookseller Inventory # 24876

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Title: The Grotesque

Publisher: Poseidon Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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This exuberantly spooky novel, in which horror, repressed eroticism, and sulfurous social comedy intertwine like the vines in an overgrown English garden, is now a major motion picture, starring Alan Bates, Sting, and Theresa Russell.
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Witty, weird and highly enjoyable, this gothic British tale is aptly titled. The set-up is macabre: a distinguished paleontologist is brain-damaged and slowly turning into a vegetable. He cannot speak, but narrates an interior monologue of all he sees and hears: a lot of sexual shenanigans and a particularly grisly murder, all centered around "Fledge," the butler, who has ambitions. The stylistic joke is that all these horrors take place in a quaint, genteel English country setting, where the village is "Pock-on-the-Fling," the pub, "The Hodge and Purlet" and the barrister, "Sir Fleckley Tome." However deadly the deed, the language is always decorous and impeccably mannered. The result is strangely hilarious--as if a Stephen King story were being told in the manner of a latter-day Anthony Trollope.
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