THE BRITISH-MUSEUM IS FALLING DOWN by David Lodge

THE BRITISH-MUSEUM IS FALLING DOWN

KIRKUS REVIEW

...and Adam Appleby seems to be cracking up. He's Catholic, he's been practising a form of ""erotic brinksmanship"" for years (thermometer readings, et al) since he has three children barely toilet trained and lives with the ghastly anxiety of having a fourth. Now, on this particular day, he seems to be having premonitions as well as apparitions when he goes down to the British Museum to work on his thesis--""The Structure of Long Sentences in Three Modern English Novels""--and this leads on to the work of an unquestionably minor figure, Egbert Merrymarsh, and a revealing memoir' and a still more revealing Sixth Form sexpot, and.... Mr. Lodge is a scamp with a wayward way about him and even though this may not get an Imprimatur, it's as sharp as the safety pin on the Jacket.

Pub Date: Jan. 5th, 1967
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston