A Weekend With Claude

A Weekend With Claude - Virago Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Extremely lively' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'A work of art' SCOTSMAN

'Genius' SUNDAY TIMES

An old snapshot shows a group of friends lounging in the sunshine, on a weekend in the country at the invitation of bearded, satyric Claude and his wife Julia. The girl in the centre is dreamy Lily, whose latest failed love affair forms the purpose of the weekend, as Lily's friends set out to help her ensnare an unwitting father for her unborn child. Next to her is Norman, a Marxist romantic hell-bent on seducing his milk-white hostess; behind them is old, persecuted Shebah; and slightly apart, the young man on whom all hopes are pinned: quiet, pleasant Edward.

Told through the fractured narratives of Claude, Lily, Shebah and Norman, in Beryl Bainbridge's first published novel a darkly comic weekend of friendship and failure unravels.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844088546
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 180g
Height: 198mm
Width: 125mm
Spine width: 11mm