The Rachel Papers
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The Rachel Papers

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Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn't come off quite as Charles expects...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 159g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099503875
  • 9780099503873
  • 231,604

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Amis's arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness
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Extravagantly sexual...highly enjoyable * Evening Standard * Amis's arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness * Observer * Scurrilous, shameless and very funny * Times Literary Supplement * Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving -- Peter Ackroyd
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time's Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.
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7,660 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 19% (1,426)
4 37% (2,862)
3 31% (2,398)
2 10% (732)
1 3% (242)
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