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A Careless Widow and Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date December 20, 2012
Pages 142
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781448200474
ISBN-10 1448200474
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.99
Summaries and Reviews
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First published in 1989, here is England's leading man of letters-as old as the century-at the height of his powers, the incomparable V. S. Pritchett, whose brilliantly observed short stories have become classics in his own lifetime. In these six beautifully crafted stories-his latest effort-we see a master at work, casting his eye over the subjects he knows best, the ordinary men and women of England: studious fourteen- year-old Sarah, whose life is changed by a game of hide-and-seek; or Lionel Frazier, the hairdresser, who looks at a woman and sees only her head; or George Andrews, the salesman, for whom new floral carpeting is always an exciting omen.

The genius of these stories is their familiarity-almost everyone will recognize a moment or a revelation of his own life in the experiences of Pritchett's utterly individual and incomparably real characters. Renowned in both the United States and England, Pritchett celebrates his eighty-ninth birthday with the publication of these six masterpieces. V. S. Pritchett's admirers and those lucky enough to be discovering him for the first time will find in A Careless Widow the work of a major talent at its best.



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Hardcover
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from Random House Inc (October 1, 1989)
9780394576121 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Six stories deal with a game of hide-and-seek, a bored hairdresser, a superstitious salesman, the visit of an eccentric sister, and an agressive photographer
Paperback
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from Bloomsbury USA Academic (December 20, 2012); titled "A Careless Widow and Other Stories"
9781448200474 | details & prices | 142 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.99
About: First published in 1989, here is England's leading man of letters-as old as the century-at the height of his powers, the incomparable V.

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