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According To Queeney: Waterstones Reading the 21st Century

Autor Beryl Bainbridge
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 5 sep 2002

'A stellar literary event . . .

written with panache and an enviable economy . . .

the biggest risk of her literary life' Margaret Atwood

According to Queeney is a masterly evocation of the last years of Dr Johnson, arguably Britain's greatest Man of Letters. The time is the 1770s and 1780s and Johnson, having completed his life's major work (he compiled the first ever Dictionary of the English Language) is running an increasingly chaotic life. Torn between his strict morality and his undeclared passion for Mrs Thrale, the wife of an old friend, According to Queeney reveals one of Britain's most wonderful characters in all his wit and glory.

Above all, though, this is a story of love and friendship and brilliantly narrated by Queeney, Mrs Thrale's daughter, looking back over her life.

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ISBN-13: 9780349114477
ISBN-10: 0349114471
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 124 x 196 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: Little Brown Book Group
Seria Waterstones Reading the 21st Century

Locul publicării:United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Beryl Bainbridge is the author of seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television. The Dressmaker, The Bottle Factory Outing, An Awfully Big Adventure, Every Man for Himself and Master Georgie (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize) were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Every Man for Himself was awarded the Whitbread Novel of the Year Prize. She won the Guardian Fiction Prize with The Dressmaker and the Whitbread Prize with Injury Time. The Bottle Factory Outing, Sweet William and The Dressmaker have all been adapted for film, as was An Awfully Big Adventure, which starred Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman. Beryl Bainbridge died in July 2010.