A tragi-comedy of manners acted out almost entirely within the walls of a small pension or boarding house in late 19th century Paris, which is run by an appalling Dutch couple. The novel consists of a series of cameo scenes that are both funny and cruel.
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'Elsschot is full of subtle feeling and his style is highly economical and lucid...a sophisticated, parodic, tender realist of genius' -- Martin Seymour-Smith
'Packed with bizarre incidents and even more bizarre characters…black, certainly, but brilliantly comic as well. A rough-cut gem’ -- Ham and High
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140184279
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