Paradise Postponed

Paradise Postponed - Penguin Modern Classics

Paperback (04 Nov 2010) | English

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Synopsis

When Simeon Simcox, a socialist clergyman, leaves his entire fortune not to his family but to the ruthless, social-climbing Tory MP Leslie Titmuss, the Rector's two sons react in very different ways. Henry, novelist and former 'angry young man' turned grumpy old reactionary, decides to fight the will and prove their father was insane. Younger brother Fred, a mild-mannered country doctor, takes a different approach, quietly digging in Simeon's past, only to uncover an entirely unexpected explanation for the legacy.

An exquisitely drawn saga of ancient rivalries and class struggles, featuring a glorious cast of characters, Paradise Postponed is a delicious portrait of English country life by a master satirist.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141193397
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 413
Weight: 324g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 26mm