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Mr. Beluncle
By V. S. Pritchett and Darin Strauss (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date January 4, 2005
Pages 298
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812973792
ISBN-10 0812973798
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Like most great comedy,” writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, “Mr. Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender–and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself.” One of V. S. Pritchett’s most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self-indulgent, yet despite these flaws he is undeniably compelling. Readers who follow this quirky British furniture salesman on his seemingly ordinary escapades–shopping for ridiculously expensive houses, attending services at his peculiar church, presiding over a tumultuous family meal–are in for a delightful and disquieting ride. Poignant, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable Mr. Beluncle is an ideal introduction to one of the English language’s most gifted authors.

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With Darin Strauss (other contributor) | from Modern Library (January 4, 2005)
9780812973792 | details & prices | 298 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr (January 8, 1987)
9780192819604 | details & prices | List price $6.95
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