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Out of Town - Volume One of the Image of Man

J. B. Priestley

Published by Penguin 1969 Paperback, 1969
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Meet 'the Image Men' Professor Cosmo Saltana - rangy, ambitious, slightly sinister and Dr Own Tuby - fat, Welsh and a wizard with words. Both of them infinitely resourceful and magnetically persuasive yet down and out in Robinson's Hotel, Bayswater, the soon-to-be historic setting for their meeting with a rich widow called Mrs Judson Drake and their invention of 'Social Imagistics'. Using Mrs Drake and her substantial funds, they attaché themselves to the new plate-glass university of Brockshire. As academic rivalries flare and their qualifications come under review, the Saltana-Tuby double-act turns, literally, into a charade Out of Town is the first part of a lively and penetrating one-man survey into one of the major issues of our time: is the image taking over the man? Priestley stated that, of all his novels, he liked this one best. It is a satire of the image-worshipping academic and commercial worlds. Professor Cosmo Saltana and Dr Owen Tuby set up the Institute of Social Imagistics, and in a gullible, self-conscious society they are catapulted to success. 367 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 009947

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Title: Out of Town - Volume One of the Image of Man

Publisher: Penguin 1969 Paperback

Publication Date: 1969

Book Condition:Fair

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