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A Man of Letters : Selected Essays

Pritchett, V. S.

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ISBN 10: 0394549821 / ISBN 13: 9780394549828
Published by Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on bookplate on front end page: "Best wishes, V.S. Pritchett". DJ lightly soiled with edge wear, tiny closed tears and a scrape on spine. $19.95 price present on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 007592

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Title: A Man of Letters : Selected Essays

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Forty-six essays drawn from recent work and from earlier selections examine the works of major British, American, and European writers, including Henry Fielding, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, Mark Twain, and Stendahl

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Pritchett, a voracious reader whose appetite is infectious, can achieve in a brief review what many scholars fail to do in a full essay or lecture: he can whet your interest in a writer, making you want to look again, or for the first time, at Clarissa or The Heart of Midlothian. This is no small achievement. Still, though he makes good use of the telling detail or the provocative generalization, the artful mixture of anecdote, quotation, and judgment he offers is like an overabundant meal of delectable tidbits, enticing but not fully satisfying. It makes for good reviewing, but in book form there is a risk of monotony. The essays presented here extend from the early Forties to the present; they cover English, American, and Continental fiction from the 17th to the early 20th century. Alexander Gelley, Univ. of California, Irvine
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