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Three Stories : Father! Father! Burning Bright; The Clothes They Stood up In; The Laying on of Hands

Bennett, Alan

ISBN 10: 186197633X / ISBN 13: 9781861976338
Editorial: Profile Books, 2003
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: The Book Trader (Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

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229 pages, signed by Alan Bennet just under his name on the title page, no inscription, a nice clean copy. N° de ref. de la librería 029586

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Título: Three Stories : Father! Father! Burning ...

Editorial: Profile Books

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Paper

Condición del libro:Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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The first ever collection in paperback of Alan Bennett's fiction - published in the year when he has been given the British Book Lifetime Achievement Award Here are Alan Bennett's hugely admired, triumphantly reviewed and bestselling novellas, brought together in one book for the first time: Father! Father! Burning Bright, the savage satire on a dying man's family reaction as he still asserts control over them from the hospital bed. Over 60,000 sold in small format. The Clothes They Stood Up In, has sold over 200,000 copies as a small novella and was 14 weeks in the Bestseller lists. It is the painful story of what happens to an elderly couple when their flat is stripped completely bare. The Laying on of Hands, a memorial service for a masseur to the famous that goes horribly wrong. Over 100,000 copies sold as a novella. Like everything Alan Bennett does, these stories are playful, witty and painfully observant of ordinary people's foibles. And they all have a brilliant and surprising twist; are immensely funny and profoundly moral.

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Three of the inimitable Alan Bennett's novellas, already published successfully and separately by Profile in small format, are collated into one wry volume. The Clothes They Stood Up In, which sold more than 200,000 copies as a stand-alone, is the best one and relates the whimsical fate of Mr and Mrs Ransome who come home from a concert to discover every item stripped from their flat, leaving them to cope without any material possessions. The Laying on of Hands, a memorial service which goes disastrously wrong, and Father! Father! Burning Bright on the lingering death of a father in hospital, complete the trilogy. More than a treat because Bennett conveys painful truths with painless wit, scathing social comment under the guise of entertainment, and emotions so palpable in private or embarrassing moments that they are readily identified with.

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