Desai, Anita Baumgartner's Bombay

ISBN 13: 9780099428527

Baumgartner's Bombay

3.47 avg rating
( 609 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099428527: Baumgartner's Bombay

A perceptive observation about the human race cleverly constructed and told with Desai's opulent vocabulary.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"One of the best English novelists writing in English" ( Independent)

"Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai's dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler's society, he is too fair for India; he remains a firanghi, a foreigner, whatever he goes" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Beautifully observed... Recovers a lost slice of history in its portrayal of a wounded survivor" ( Observer)

"Cleverly constructed, and full of sharp perceptions about human nature under the skin, whatever the colour" ( The Times)

"Anita Desai writes beautifully, employing an opulent vocabulary to great effect in her physical descriptions... The achievement of a superior writer" ( Literary Review)

Book Description:

'A daring and colourful novel. A superb observer of the human race' New York Times Book Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai s dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler s society he is too fair for India; he remains a firanghi, a foreigner, wherever he goes Daily Telegraph Anita Desai writes beautifully, employing an opulent vocabulary to great effect in her physical descriptions.The achievement of a superior writer Literary Review A book that puts to shame all the little epithets and pert cliches that praise may offer London Review of Books. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai s dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler s society he is too fair for India; he remains a firanghi, a foreigner, wherever he goes Daily Telegraph Anita Desai writes beautifully, employing an opulent vocabulary to great effect in her physical descriptions.The achievement of a superior writer Literary Review A book that puts to shame all the little epithets and pert cliches that praise may offer London Review of Books. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Desai, Anita
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800994285270000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Desai, Anita
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 130mm x 199mm x 16mm. Paperback. Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai's dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.175. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage 2001-08-02 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2001-08-02, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00564835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Desai, Anita
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Hugo Baumgartner, the central character of Anita Desai's dazzling novel, is a wandering Jew all his life. From the agonising scenes of his childhood in pre-war Berlin, through his spell in business in Calcutta and then Bombay, he simply does not belong. Too dark for Hitler's society he is too fair f. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099428527_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2001. Book Condition: New. 2001. Paperback. A perceptive observation about the human race cleverly constructed and told with Desai's opulent vocabulary. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 15. Weight in Grams: 180. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. 2001. Paperback. A perceptive observation about the human race cleverly constructed and told with Desai's opulent vocabulary. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 15. Weight in Grams: 180. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Desai, Anita
Published by Vintage (2001)
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Green Books
(Wicklow, Ireland)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New Book. Shipping: Once your order has been confirmed and payment received, your order will then be processed. The book will be located by our staff, packaged and despatched to you as quickly as possible. From time to time, items get mislaid en route. If your item fails to arrive, please contact us first. We will endeavour to trace the item for you and where necessary, replace or refund the item. Please do not leave negative feedback without contacting us first. All orders will be dispatched within two working days. If you have any quesions please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099428527

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.40
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Desai, Anita
ISBN 10: 0099428520 ISBN 13: 9780099428527
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099428520. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099428520

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book