Bainbridge, Beryl Weekend with Claude

ISBN 13: 9780006165712

Weekend with Claude

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9780006165712: Weekend with Claude

An old snapshot shows a group of friends lounging in the sunshine, on a weekend in the country at the invitation of bearded, satyric Claude and his wife Julia. The girl in the centre is dreamy Lily, whose latest failed love affair forms the purpose of the weekend, as Lily's friends set out to help her ensnare an unwitting father for her unborn child. Next to her is Norman, a Marxist romantic hell-bent on seducing his milk-white hostess; behind them is old, persecuted Shebah; and, slightly apart, the young man on whom all hopes are pinned: quiet, pleasant Edward.

Told through the fractured narratives of Claude, Lily, Shebah and Norman, in Beryl Bainbridge's first published novel a darkly comic weekend of friendship and failure unravels.

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Extremely lively and incisive entertainment ( Times Literary Supplement)

Her genius lies in the comic evocation of the mundane life against which her characters are in perpetual and ineffectual revolt ( Sunday Times)

Delicious . . . very elegant and pleasing . . . A work of art ( Scotsman)

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The classic first novel that acclaimed author Beryl Bainbridge ever had published, in 1967, A Weekend with Claude is a wickedly funny portrait of frustrated middle-class lives.

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Bainbridge, Beryl
Published by Fontana (1983)
ISBN 10: 0006165710 ISBN 13: 9780006165712
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Fontana, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006165710

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