After driving through a red light, Howard Baker, an architect, is catapulted into heaven - which turns out to be a metropolis, with skyscrapers, expressways and comprehensive schools. Howard's adventures and achievements provide Frayn with opportunities to satirize modern upper-middle-class life.
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The description of heaven in Revelation reveals a cubical city with 21,000 furlong sides; the whole place being made of pure gold. Howard Baker, 20th century man, well-educated and a liberal with genuine social concerns, is soon to find out just how real heaven is!Review:
''Sweet Dreams' is a small masterpiece, beautifully written, funny, perceptive, and the most comprehensive satire that Michael Frayn has so far perpetrated.' -- Christopher Hudson
'Lucid, intelligent, delightful, stylish, extremely funny . . . I recommend it wholeheartedly.' -- Margaret Drabble, New York Times
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Book Description Penguin, London, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. Slight wear and marking to cover, light age browning to pages. From a private collection. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 122508
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sweet Dreams This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140040630
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Book Description Penguin Books , Pelican Books, Harmondsworh, UK, 1976. Paperback . Book Condition: Near Fine. First Paperback Edition. Cover by Philip Castle [waitress and cherubs with skyscraper background], NOT as in stock photo. Pp 136. This is a square, tight, clean copy; no previous names or inscriptions and no spine crease - the book appears unread and is a very sound example of the first p/b edition. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 012799
Book Description Penguin, GB, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: nrVG. Philip Castle (cover) (illustrator). 1st Thus. Book is in near very good condition with minor but just noticeable signs of wear and/or age. Page edges are a little browned. Bookseller Inventory # p04063