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The bachelors

Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 1999.
Series: New Directions classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A barrister, a priest, a detective, a lovelorn Irishman, a handwriting expert, a heinous spiritual medium - the very British bachelors of Muriel Spark's supreme 1960 novel come in every stripe." "First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs and shopping at Fortnum's, the cozy bachelors (as any Spark reader might guess) are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Spark
ISBN: 0811214249 9780811214247
OCLC Number: 41211640
Description: 186 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New Directions classics.
Responsibility: Muriel Spark.

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"A barrister, a priest, a detective, a lovelorn Irishman, a handwriting expert, a heinous spiritual medium - the very British bachelors of Muriel Spark's supreme 1960 novel come in every stripe." "First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs and shopping at Fortnum's, the cozy bachelors (as any Spark reader might guess) are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented - defrauded or stolen from; blackmailed or pressed to attend horrid seances - and then plunged, all together, into the nastiest of lawsuits. At the center of that suit hovers pale, blank Patrick Seton, the medium. Meanwhile, horrors of every size plague the poor bachelors - from the rising price of frozen peas to epileptic fits, forgeries, spiritualists foaming with protoplasm, and murder."--Jacket.

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