Search Results: "Edward St. Aubyn"


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AT LAST by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"St. Aubyn tries for a Muriel Spark kind of black comedy but lacks her finesse."
A London funeral stirs up a lot of memories but few epiphanies in this British author's latest, which concludes a trilogy. Read full book review >

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SOME HOPE by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2003

"St. Aubyn's vaguely satanic British upper-class life is an unlikely blend of Henry James and Bret Easton Ellis."
British author St. Aubyn makes his American debut with a trio of novellas that fit together well in the story of a man's abusive father and the effects of a decadent upper class. Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Diverting but minor early work from a major novelist."
A breezy, comic novel about New-Age pretensions by an author who has since become renowned for more substantial fiction. Read full book review >

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MOTHER’S MILK by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Entertaining, but the milk here is decidedly skim."
In this mordant British comedy, a father determined to protect his sons from the miseries of his own childhood inadvertently initiates new and different ordeals for his family. Read full book review >

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A CLUE TO THE EXIT by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Though with plenty of good moments, this ranks as lesser work by an author who's done much better."
If you can see the end coming from a long way off, do you rush toward it or head in the opposite direction? Therein lies a question to be wrestled with—and so St. Aubyn (On the Edge, 2014, etc.) does.Read full book review >

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DUNBAR by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A superb, assured reminder that as flies to wanton boys are we to the gods—and that ain't good."
A brilliant reworking of William Shakespeare's King Lear for our day. Read full book review >

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LOST FOR WORDS by Edward St. Aubyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Like a long Monty Python sketch."
And now for something completely different: a broad farce from a British novelist renowned for his literary subtlety and command of tone. Read full book review >

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QUEEN VICTORIA by Giles St. Aubyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Scholarly apparatus, including a bibliographical essay and genealogical table, enhance the value of a study that, in disregarding the intellectual, political, and economic crises of the period, is most suitable as family entertainment."
Humanizing Victoria in a gossipy but respectful tale, St. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Thumbnail biographies of Hopper's contemporaries appear in the backmatter, as does a bibliography, notes and a list of museums where readers can find Hopper's work. (Biography. 8-12)"
Lovely design combines with extensive research to produce a compact, lucid biography of one of the 20th-century's foremost American painters. Read full book review >

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PRINCE EDWARD by Dennis McFarland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2004

"A near-miss then, though well worth reading."
The growth of a southern white boy's moral consciousness. Read full book review >

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EDWARD VI by Chris Skidmore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Sure-footed and evenhanded."
An impressive debut chronicling the brief life of the young man dubbed "the forgotten prince." Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 1995

"Depressing, at times tedious, yet nonetheless compelling, this book bears well the inevitable comparison to one of Hopper's signature tableaus. (100 drawings and photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This sprawling study of his career and marriage sets the great painter of modern bleakness in an important new light but fails to fully illuminate his psyche. Read full book review >