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A suitable boy / Vikram Seth

Seth, Vikram (1952-)

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ISBN 10: 1897580207 / ISBN 13: 9781897580202
Published by London : Phoenix House, 1993
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed and inscribed copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1474 pages; Physical description. : 1474 p. 24 cm. Subject: Indic fiction (English) - 20th century. Indian authors - 20th century. Indian authors - 21st century. Fiction - 20th century. Fiction in English - Indian writers - 1945- - Texts. Indian literature - Fiction in English. India - History - 1947- - Fiction. English fiction. Summary: Vikram Seth's novel is at its core a love story, the tale of Lata - and her mother's attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families and those who orbit them, it is also a vast panoramic exploration of a whole continent at a crucial hour as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny. 'A SUITABLE BOY may prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century - perhaps even the book to restore the serious reading public's faith in the contemporary novel .You should make time for it. It will keep you company for the rest of your life.' 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 193604

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Title: A suitable boy / Vikram Seth

Publisher: London : Phoenix House

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Making use of every possible contemporary source-diaries, memoirs, advice books,government papers, almanacs, even the register of Patents - Liza Picard presentsan entralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the decade between 1660 and 1670: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping,medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion andpopular beliefs. The London of 300 years ago is brought wonderfully (and sometimes horrifyingly) to life.

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