Christie Malry is a simple person. Born into a family without money, he realised early along in the game that the best way to come by money was to place himself next to it. So he took a job as a very junior bank clerk in a very stuffy bank. It was at the bank that Christie discovered the principles of double-entry book keeping, from which he evolved his Great Idea. For every offence Christy henceforth received at the hands of a society with which he was clearly out of step, a debit must be noted; after which, society would have to be paid back appropriately, so that the paper credit would accrue to Christy's account. Now made into a film starring Nick Moran of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels fame. Acerbic yet funny, this is a novel which, even as it provokes laughter, will alarm and disturb as well. 'A most gifted writer' - Samuel Beckett. 'The future of the novel depends on people like B.S. Johnson' - Anthony Burgess. 'Mr. Johnson has undoubtedly written a masterpiece.' - Auberon Waugh. 'Delightful to read, highly amusing, and clever.' - "Daily Telegraph."
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'Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry' is Johnson's most broadly humorous book, though as readers will discover, his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. He encounters the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping and adapts them in his own dramatic fashion to settle his account with society.About the Author:
B.S. Johnson (1933-1973) was an experimental novelist, an admirer of Joyce and Beckett, and his works combine verbal inventiveness with typographical innovations. His books include Albert Angelo (1964), Trawl (1966), The Unfortunates (1969), House Mother Normal (1971), and Christy Mairy's Own Double-Entry (1973).
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Book Description William Collins, London, United Kingdom, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good -. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. First Edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, 187 pages; very gently used ex-library copy with, several rubber stamps, card pocket attached to free front endpaper, just a hint of cover edge wear, two tiny pale faded (coffee?) drop stains to fore edge with a trace of penetration to outer margins of several pages, text pages otherwise very clean and unmarked, fresh and white; mylar-protected dust jacket taped to covers but loosening, probably removable, DJ appears very bright and clean underneath, except for tiny spine label, but no chips or tears. Bookseller Inventory # 038073
Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket with NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.There is some sun fading to the red title lettering along spine.Not price clipped and this copy has no previous ownership inscriptions present.Lovely Clean copy internally.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.The dust-jacket comes well protected in a removable clear cover sleeve.Great collector's copy 8vo 180pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: 8vo - over 4¾" - 5¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 73204
Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Plus. First Edition. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a 1/4" tear top of front panel and a 1/4" tear top of rear panel and none of the usual fading of the spine panel. A novel by this British author. Bookseller Inventory # 10853
Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Bound in medium weight red paper with title label on front and a binders tape backstrip. Someone has printed in ink the title on the spine. A novel by this British author. Uncorrected Proof. Bookseller Inventory # 18540
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