Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Book Description"Excellent Women" is one of Barbara Pym s richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those excellent women, the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors anthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next door the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143104872
Paperback / softback
(195mm x 131mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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