The Patrick Melrose Novels

The Patrick Melrose Novels

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Filmed for Sky Atlantic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Patrick Melrose Novels is the complete collection of Edward St Aubyn's award-winning novels of childhood trauma and aristocratic decadence. This Picador Classics edition features an introduction by author Zadie Smith.

Patrick slid back down in his chair and sprawled in front of the view. He noticed how his tears cooled as they ran down his cheeks. Washed eyes and a tired and empty feeling. Was that what other people meant by peaceful?

Collected here together in a single volume are the complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St Aubyn, Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last.

Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, this magnificent cycle of novels - in which Patrick Melrose battles to survive the savageries of his childhood and lead a self-determined life - is one of the major achievements in English fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 58mm | 717g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1447253523
  • 9781447253525
  • 20,437

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Extraordinary Sam Mendes
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St Aubyn conveys the chaos of emotion, the confusion of heightened sensation, and the daunting contradictions of intellectual endeavour with a force and subtlety that have an exhilarating, almost therapeutic effect * Francis Wyndham * The wit of Wilde, the lightness of Wodehouse, the waspishness of Waugh. A joy -- Zadie Smith Perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation -- Alan Hollinghurst Edward St Aubyn is among the handful of the current giants of English fiction * Edmund White * Humour, pathos, razor-sharp judgement, pain, joy and everything in between. The Melrose novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, by one of our greatest prose stylists * Alice Sebold * Why did it take me so long to fall in love with the brilliant novels of Edward St Aubyn * Brett Easton Ellis * At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces -- Maggie O'Farrell I've loved Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels. Read them all, now -- David Nicholls If something has kept you from reading this great novel in five parts, let it keep you no more . . . the experience of St Aubyn is indelible -- Jonathan Franzen Extraordinary -- Sam Mendes
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About Edward St Aubyn

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge and Lost for Words.
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