LESS THAN ANGELS by Barbara Pym

LESS THAN ANGELS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More prime Pym--ironic, shrewd, a bit sad--in a welcome re-issue. This low-key 1955 (US 1957) comedy focuses on a trio of fairly foolish anthropologists and the women (two for each fellow) who rather unwisely fawn on them. The well-observed locales include suburbia and a London research center--a somewhat wider range of activity than in Pym's village/church tales. And the women too--housewives, librarians, young students and youngish journalists--offer a bit more variety than usual. Especially diverting, then, and a worthy addition to this series (Excellent Women, 1978; A Glass of Blessings, 1980) of unjustifiably neglected novels by Britisher Pym, who died earlier this year.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1980
ISBN: 1559213884
Publisher: Dutton