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All Souls Javier Marias

All Souls By Javier Marias

All Souls by Javier Marias


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The pretty young tutor Clare Bayes attracts many eyes at an Oxford college dinner, not least those of a visiting Spanish lecturer. As they begin an affair, meeting in hotel bedrooms away from the eyes of Clare's husband, the Spaniard finds himself increasingly drawn into the strange world of Oxford.

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All Souls by Javier Marias

All Souls is a compelling black comedy of Oxford life by Javier Marias, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. This Penguin Modern Classics edition features a new Introduction by John Banville, author of The Sea.

The pretty young tutor Clare Bayes attracts many eyes at an Oxford college dinner, not least those of a visiting Spanish lecturer (desperate to escape his conversation with an obese economist about an eighteenth-century cider tax). As they begin an affair, meeting in hotel bedrooms away from the eyes of Clare's husband, the Spaniard finds himself increasingly drawn into the strange world of Oxford, 'one of the cities in the world where the least work gets done', in a story of lust, loneliness, vanity and memory. Filled with brilliant set pieces and pin-sharp observation, All Souls is a masterpiece of black humour.

All Souls Reviews

A dazzling example of the Oxford novel, with all the ingenuity and the humour and the nostalgia we could hope for * The Times Literary Supplement *
Probably the wittiest novel set in British academia since David Lodge's Changing Places * Daily Mail *
An intelligent and well written book with exceptionally funny set pieces * The Indepdent on Sunday *

About Javier Marias

Javier Marias is the author of sixteen works in Spanish, which have been translated into forty-five languages. His works include Berta Isla, The Infatuations, the Your Face Tomorrow trilogy, Between Eternities and Venice, An Interior. Javier Marias has received numerous literary prizes including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Prix Formentor. He lives and works as a translator and columnist in Madrid.

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GOR011585770
9780141389240
0141389249
All Souls by Javier Marias
Used - Like New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20120802
240
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