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Pritchett, V S - The Camberwell Beauty and Other Stories - ( Item 133809 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Near Fine Hardback. Page edges slightly marked. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Selected and introduced by William Trevor. Book Illustrated by Clifford Harper. Bound in cloth. Printed and blocked with a design by Clifford Harper. Set in Goudy. Frontispiece and 10 colour illustrations. Book Size: 9 6 ins, approx. 408 pages. 'People are always in a state of regret' said V. S. Pritchett, and indeed, an air of melancholy, of wasted purpose and missed opportunities hangs like an English mist over many of his stories. In 'A Trip to the Seaside', a retired, widowed salesman visits his old secretary hoping to rekindle a romance, only to uncover uncomfortable truths about both the present and a past he has suppressed. In 'Tea with Mrs Bittell', an older, well-to-do woman condescends to invite a younger man 'outside her own class' to tea, spurred by their apparent mutual disappointments in life. Pritchett inspired generations of short-story writers, and William Trevor is one of many to acknowledge a debt. Trevor has personally selected and introduced 25 stories for this collection, taken from every stage in Pritchett's luminous career.

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