The pursuit of love

The pursuit of love

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In one of the wittiest novels of them all, Nancy Mitford casts a finely gauged net to capture perfectly the foibles and fancies of the English upper class. Set in the privileged world of the county house party and the London season, this is a comedy of English manners between the wars by one of the most individual, beguiling and creative users of the language. Also includes ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ and ‘The Blessing’.

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'A masterpiece ... The Pursuit of Love is one of the funniest books ever written' India Knight, The Times

Nancy Mitford's brilliantly witty, irreverent stories of the upper classes in pre-war London and Paris conjure up a world of glamour, gossip and decadence. In The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate and The Blessing, her extraordinary heroines deal with armies of eccentric relatives, the excitement of love and passion, and the thrills of the social Season. But beneath the perfectly timed comic dialogue, these novels are also bittersweet reminders of the brevity of life and love.

With an Introduction by Philip Hensher

'A kind of perfection' Olivia Laing, Guardian

'Peerless ... beneath the surface of Mitford's wit, there is something infinitely more melancholy at work' Zoe Heller

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Weight0.351 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

512

Language

English

Edition

|Omnibus ed

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K