With an introduction by Andrew Martin Fame, success, fortune, a drink problem slipping over the edge into alcoholism, a dead marriage, the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. For Wilfred Barclay, novelist, the final unbearable irritation is Professor Rick L. Tucker, implacable in his determination to become The Barclay Man. Locked in a lethal ...Read MoreWith an introduction by Andrew Martin Fame, success, fortune, a drink problem slipping over the edge into alcoholism, a dead marriage, the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. For Wilfred Barclay, novelist, the final unbearable irritation is Professor Rick L. Tucker, implacable in his determination to become The Barclay Man. Locked in a lethal relationship they stumble across Europe, shedding wives, self-respect and illusions. The climax of their odyssey, when it comes, is as inevitable as it is unexpected. "Rich as a compost heap...It moves you and at times it can shake you". (Melvyn Bragg). "A complex literary comedy from an extraordinarily powerful writer, which holds us right through to the end". (Malcolm Bradbury).Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0374229805 some edge wear to boards and dust jacket, price sticker remnants on jacket; some foxing to page ends; English novelist Wilfred Barclay, who has known fame, success, and fortune, is in crisis. He faces a drinking problem slipping over the borderline into alcoholism, a dead marriage, and the incurable itch of middle age lust. But the final, unbearable irritation is American Professor of English Literature Rick L. Tucker, who is implacable in his determinition to become The Barclay Man: authorized biographer, editor of the posthumous papers and the recognized authority.
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Fine in very good dust jacket. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY, 1984. REPRINT Edition, Fine/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 191 pages. DJ nicked head/foot spine, o.w. clean, tight, bright. NO ink names, bookplates, underlines etc. ISBN 0374229805 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author A fine copy-1st Edition 1st Printing. Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 0-374-22980-5. Jacket is near fine and under mylar. Original $13.95 price intact on the front flap. Slight crease to the top edge of the rear panel. Straight spine with tight binding. Text block is unread and in fine condition. Oatmeal quarter bound boards in fine condition with maroon spine and gold stamped lettering. Signed on the title page. Very nice copy.
Dust Jacket Design By Honi Werner. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author 192pp. Maroon quarter-cloth, taupe flecked paper boards, gilt spine lettering, cream endpapers. Dust jacket price 13.95. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title page. " William Golding (1911-1993) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 [knighted 1988, Booker prize winner 1980]. The Nobel Foundation cited: "his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today". Those novels are relatively few in number-twelve. Golding also wrote plays, many essays and reviews, several short stories, some poems, and a travel book about Egypt. Quite apart from his obvious achievements as a writer, it is worth pointing out the vast range and diversity of the subject matter of his novels, and the challenge he set himself. Perhaps his greatest achievement is to have lived through the most terrible and inhumane of centuries, and to have left behind a body of work that can be said to reflect much of the horror of that time as well as an understanding of it. "-Golding website. "This book whiled away a couple of days of a very rainy holiday in France. Normally I admire Golding more than I like him, but I greatly enjoyed this book although it's one of his lesser efforts. The hard-drinking, egotistical, talented and successful narrator (a novelist--I have no idea whether there is any element of Golding himself in the character) is someone I found oddly sympathetic from a safe distance. Other characters in the book had every justification for taking another view of him--other characters except one, that is, the one being his unspeakable would-be Sancho Panza Rick L. Tucker. Really Golding, like H. G. Wells, had just about every gift a novelist can have, even when he was only exercising it at half-power. "-David Bryson. Book and dust jacket are in fine, unread condition. No remainder markings.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) An excellent copy-bright, clean, tight-with a slightly cocked spine in an excellent dustjacket with one small closed tear and some yellowing. SIGNED by author on half-title page: "For---, Bill." Shipping at cost.
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