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Mr. Bedford & the Muses
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avon Books
Publication date November 1, 1984
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380693771
ISBN-10 0380693771
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: "Delightful. . .The drama unfolds with wonderful humor."
--The New York Times
"A MOST APPEALING BOOK. . . Godwin invites the reader into her mind, into the mysterious process through which fiction is created."
--The Washington Post Book World
As a novelist, Gail Godwin has claimed her rightful place in the pantheon of popular American literature. Her novels and short stories speak to women and men about their most intense relationships and heartfelt feelings.
In this collection of five short stories and a novella, Ms. Godwin is at her best. In the title novella, "Mr. Bedford," a young would-be writer spends time in England under the strange and watchful eye of a rather unusual elderly couple; in "Amanuensis," a charming college student cares for a famous but blocked novelist, with unpredictable results; and in "The Angry Year," a rebellious student is drawn to two different kinds of men until she discovers what she has been running to and from.
Witty, insightful, and a pleasure to read, Mr. Bedford and the Muses will turn every reader into a fan of Gail Godwin.
--Los Angeles Times
"A SUBTLE WORK OF ALMOST CRYSTALLINE CLARITY. . . Godwin excels at portraying complex relationships."
"Godwin, who has never been less than brilliant, is here passionate as well."
--Village Voice Literary Supplement

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With Gerry Boehme | Reprint edition from Random House Value Pub (November 1, 1987); titled "Mr. Bedford and the Muses"
9780517654811 | details & prices | List price $2.99
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from Viking Pr (September 1, 1983); titled "Mr. Bedford and the Muses"
9780670492350 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: Stories deal with an enigmatic American couple living in England, a writer who learns he has a double, the protegee of a best-selling author, and an exchange student in Denmark
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With Dan Killeen | from Avon Books (November 1, 1984)
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from Clovercroft Pub (January 1, 2015)
9780989847414 | details & prices | 29 pages | 9.00 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.26 lbs | List price $11.99
About: Tillie and Clementine live with their parents in an old brick house down in Benton Park.
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With Gail Godwin | from Avon Books (November 1, 1984); titled "Mr. Bedford & the Muses"
9780380693771 | details & prices | List price $4.95
This edition also contains Mr. Bedford & the Muses, Tillie & Clementine Noises in the Night
About: "Delightful.

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