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Author : Emmanuel Bove
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 1995
Page : 181
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780810160026
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In a state of permanent tension and relieved moral paralysis, Jean-Marie Thély, an anguished bystander confined to the margins of polite society, has based the whole of his existence upon the idea that he is unlike others. He derives his singularity from his origins as an illegitimate child; bounced from one condescendingly charitable household to another only to be rejected by the bourgeois families that raised him. Restricted to an ordinary education, barred from an officer's career, he is unable to do what he wants and eventually becomes trapped in a life of utter indecision.


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Release : 1967
Page : 348
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Author : James Patrick Donleavy
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Release : 2007
Page : 334
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Author : James Patrick Donleavy
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 1963
Page : 340
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780871132659
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A reserved, lonely, and wealthy businessman falls in love with his beautiful, zany secretary


Author : James Patrick Donleavy
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Page : 340
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Author : J. P. Donleavy
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2007-12-01
Page : 408
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0802198147
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An “excruciatingly funny” novel by the author of the classic The Ginger Man (Newsweek). From “a comic writer rivaling Waugh and Wodehouse” (Life), this is the story of George Smith. Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George appears to be under attack from all quarters. His former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money. His dipsomaniacal housekeeper is trying to arouse his carnal interest. His secretary, the beautiful, blond Miss Thomson, will barely give him the time of day. Making matters even worse are the threatening letters: Dear Sir: Only for the moment are we saying nothing. Yours, etc., Present Associates. Despite such precautions as a two-inch-thick surgical steel door and a bulletproof limousine, Smith remains worried. So he undertakes to build a giant mausoleum, complete with plumbing, in which to live . . . Hunter S. Thompson called reading this book “like sitting down to an evening of good whisky and mad laughter in a rare conversation somewhere on the edge of reality.” A Singular Man is a deliciously dark comic novel by the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement honor from the Irish Book Awards. “A wild romp . . . An important, first-rate novel by a gifted artist.” —Chicago Tribune “Rollicking, rambunctious . . . Sheer pleasure to read . . . Shatteringly funny.” —The New York Times Book Review


Author : Robyn Karney
Publisher : Trafalgar Square
Release : 1997
Page : 192
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781570760747
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Release : 1862
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Author : Christopher Isherwood
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2013-11-19
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466853344
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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.


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Release : 1910
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Author : William Roper
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Release : 1822
Page : 195
Category : Christian saints
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Author : J. P. Donleavy
Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release : 2007-12-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780802198181
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The sexual odyssey of a hopeless romantic from the author of the legendary bestseller The Ginger Man—“a comic writer rivaling Waugh and Wodehouse” (Life). In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world’s last shy, elegant young man. Born to riches in Paris and raised by his solicitous governess, Balthazar is shipped away to prep school in England where he is befriended by the noble but flagrantly naughty Beefy. Together, Balthazar and Beefy matriculate to Trinity College, Dublin. There, Balthazar reads zoology and Beefy prepares for holy orders, all the while sharing amorous adventures high and low until their university careers come to an abrupt and decidedly unholy end. Out of the cocooned, innocent sexuality of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy—one of the most vital, and often condemned, comic voices of the twentieth century—created “one of the most perfect love affairs in modern literature . . . revelatory and delightful . . . lush and lovely, bawdy and sad” (The New York Times). “If Nancy Mitford and James Joyce had collaborated, the result might have been like the adventures of Balthazar B.” —The Guardian


Author : J. P. Donleavy
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Page : 351
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Author : John Rees Moore
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Release : 1964
Page : 11
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Author : Samuel Ward Francis
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Release : 1862
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Category : Interpersonal relations
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Author : J. P. Donleavy
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2010-07-01
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0802198163
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“A picaresque novel to stop them all. Lusty, violent, wildly funny, it is a rigadoon of rascality, a bawled-out comic song of sex.” (Dorothy Parker, Esquire) First published in Paris in 1955, and originally banned in the United States and Ireland, J. P. Donleavy’s debut novel has since been recognized around the world as the masterful portrait of a charming and shameless American abroad. Meet Sebastian Dangerfield: husband, father, and American law student at Trinity College in Dublin. Awaiting news of his father’s death and the substantial inheritance to follow, Sebastian barely has time for his studies as he chases women, avoids bill collectors, and tries to survive without having to descend into the bottomless pit of steady work. In the words of Sean O’Reilly, “this man has granted himself the appalling right to say and think whatever the hell he likes. Silver-tongued seducer, hoaxer, thief, violent marauder, fantasist and drunk, he’s a Yank into the bargain, the rank outsider and ‘great gas’ altogether. You cannot help yourself enjoying his outrageous company” (The Irish Times).


Author : J. P. Donleavy
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2007-12-01
Page : 420
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0802198155
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His future is disastrous, his present indecent, his past divine. He is Darcy Dancer, youthful squire of Andromeda Park, the great gray stone mansion inhabited by Crooks, the cross eyed butler, and the sexy, aristocratic Miss Von B. This sequel to The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman finds our hero falling in with decidedly low company — like the dissolute Dublin poet, Foxy Slattery, and Ronald Rashers, who absconds with the family silver — before falling head over heels in love with the lissome Leila.


Author : Sharon Cavanagh
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Release : 2012*
Page : 120
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ISBN 13 : 9781554354191
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First produced May 13, 209, Theatre Calgary FUSE Program, Calgary, Alberta, directed by Iam Coulter.


Author : Bruce Chatwin
Elizabeth Chatwin
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-09-02
Page : 560
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1407092421
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Bruce Chatwin is one of the most significant British novelists and travel writers of our time. His books have become modern-day classics which defy categorisation, inspired by and reflecting his incredible journeys. Tragically, Chatwin's compelling narrative voice was cut off just as he had found it. 'Bruce had just begun' said his friend, Salman Rushdie, 'we saw only the first act'. But Chatwin left behind a wealth of letters and postcards that he wrote, from his first week at school until shortly before his death at the age of forty-eight. Whether typed on Sotheby's notepaper or hastily scribbled, Chatwin's correspondence reveals more about himself than he was prepared to expose in his books; his health and finances, his literary ambitions and tastes, his uneasiness about his sexual orientation; above all, his lifelong quest for where to live. Comprising material collected over two decades from hundreds of contacts across five continents, Chatwin's letters are a valuable and illuminating record of one of the greatest and most enigmatic writers of the twentieth century.


Author : Mayne Reid
Publisher : Good Press
Release : 2020-03-16
Page : 1187
Category : Fiction
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"Odd People: Being a Popular Description of Singular Races of Man" by Mayne Reid. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.