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Two enchanting memoirs from V. S. Pritchett , available for the first time in a single volume A Cab at the Door , originally published in 1968, recalls his childhood in turn-of-the-century and World War I London with the urbane subtlety and wry humor that have marked his other works. For the wild and eccentric Pritchett family, life is a series of cabs waiting at the door to transport them to a succession of ten-bob-a-week lodgings, in their flight from creditors and the financial disasters of their father. A Cab at the Door also captures the texture and color of the working-class side of Edwardian England. Midnight Oil (which Wilfrid Sheed called a little Rolls Royce of a book when it came out in 1972) opens in 1921: Pritchett arrives in Paris to commence with a literary career. Gradually, his creative sensibilities emerge as he travels as a reporter to Ireland, Spain, and America. Midnight Oil provides an intimate and precise record of a writer's discovery of himself and his art. Pritchett is one of the great pleasure-givers in our language, said Eudora Welty."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812991833
ISBN-10: 0812991834
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 142mm x 29mm)
Pages: 436
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 7-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United States


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