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Lancelot: A Novel

Percy, Walker

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ISBN 10: 0374183139 / ISBN 13: 9780374183134
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1977
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Orange cloth binding, gilt titles to spine, orange topstain. Stated first printing. DJ rubbed, 1/8" chip to heel of spine; else near fine. 257 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1389

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Title: Lancelot: A Novel

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Confined in the Institute for Aberrant Behavior, Lancelot Andrewes Lamar, scion of a distinguished Southern family and disenchanted liberal lawyer, tells a psychiatrist-priest of his efforts to prove his wife's infidelity and his decision to begin life anew

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"A modern knight-errant on a quest after evil.... Convincing and chilling." -The New York Times Book Review

"Eloquent, reckless, accurate, hilarious...plunges forward through tawdry bedroom mysteries toward a final grand puzzle." -Washington Post Book World

"A fine novel...Percy is a seductive writer attentive to sensuous detail, and such a skillful architect of fiction that the very discursiveness of his story informs it with energy and tension." -Newsweek

"A funny and scarifying jeremiad on the modern age. Lancelot is easy to read and hard to forget." -Time

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