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Small World

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Philip Swallow, Morris Zapp, Persse McGarrigle and the lovely Angelica are the jet-propelled academics who are on the move, in the air and on the make in David Lodge's satirical Small World.

It is a world of glamorous travel and high excitement, where stuffy lecture rooms are swapped for lush corners of the globe, and romance is in the air...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009955416X
  • 9780099554165
  • 165,839

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Philip Swallow, Morris Zapp, Persse McGarrigle and the lovely Angelica are the jet-propelled academics who are on the move, in the air and on the make in David Lodge's satirical Small World. It is a world of glamorous travel and high excitement, where stuffy lecture rooms are swapped for lush corners of the globe, and romance is in the air...
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Review quote

A wonderful tissue of outrageous coincidences and correspondences, teasing elevations of suspense and delayed climaxes * Observer * Academic infightings, couplings, touching, funny and frightful set pieces, dark humour, sharp wit and plain farce - here is everything one expects from this author but thricefold and three times as entertaining as anything he has written before * Sunday Telegraph * Ingenious and proliferate plotting...a new comic debacle over every page * The Times * The most brilliant and also the funniest novel that he has written * London Review of Books *
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About David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)'s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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4,942 ratings
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4 43% (2,116)
3 23% (1,144)
2 5% (245)
1 1% (63)
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