The Means of Escape

The Means of Escape

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A collection of Penelope Fitzgerald's short stories. Penelope Fitzgerald was one of the most highly-regarded writers on the English literary scene. Apart from Iris Murdoch, no other writer has been shortlisted so many times for the Booker. Her last novel, 'The Blue Flower', was the book of its year, garnering extraordinary acclaim in Britain, America and Europe. This superb collection of stories, originally published in anthologies and newspapers, shows Penelope Fitzgerald at her very best. From the tale of a young boy in 17-century England who loses a precious keepsake and finds it frozen in a puddle of ice, to that of a group of buffoonish amateur Victorian painters on a trip to Brittany, these stories are characteristically wide ranging, enigmatic and very funny. They are each miniature studies of the endless absurdity of human behaviour.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin,, 2000.
ISBN: 9780007521418
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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kurthallsman Jun 04, 2016

I found myself, after reading the last story, wanting to go back to the beginning and read these stories again. Just damn good writing.

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