Vintage Lust: Tom Jones & The Rachel Papers (Vintage Classic Twins)

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9780099511328: Vintage Lust: Tom Jones & The Rachel Papers (Vintage Classic Twins)

2 classic books for the price of 1: Vintage Lust is a limited edition gift pack which consists of beautifully designed separate volumes of Tom Jones by Henry Fielding and Martin Amis's critically acclaimed The Rachel Papers.

Vintage Lust is just one of ten Vintage Classic Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.

Tom Jones: One of the cleverest and funniest novels ever written, Tom Jones is Henry Fielding's greatest achievement. Tom Jones, born a foundling, grown into a gallant and irresistible hero, romps through the English countryside getting himself into all kinds of trouble through his good nature and eye for the ladies. Betrayed by jealous relatives, Tom is exiled from home and must undergo a variety of trials and adventures in his quest to be reunited with his one true love.

The Rachel Papers: Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn't come off quite as Charles expects...

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" Tom Jones: I think the Oedipus Tyrannus, The Alchemist, and Tom Jones, the three most perfect plots ever planned. And how charming, how wholesome, Fielding always is! To take him up after Richardson, is like emerging from a sick room heated by stoves, into an open lawn, on a breezy day in May" (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

" Tom Jones: An exquisite picture of human manners" (Edward Gibbon, author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)

" The Rachel Papers: Amis's arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness" ( Observer)

" The Rachel Papers: Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving" (Peter Ackroyd)

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There are ten Vintage Classics Twins to collect. Each twin consists of two books: a specially designed limited edition of one modern classic title and one established classic work. The books in each pair have been carefully selected to provide a thought-provoking combination.

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