New PDF release: A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction

ISBN-10: 0062271830

ISBN-13: 9780062271839

Forty of the best fictional festivities as obvious in the course of the eyes of the world's maximum writers.

People like to celebration. And writers like to attend and rfile those events. The social gathering is an invaluable literary gadget, not just for social statement and satire but in addition as an get together the place characters can meet, fall out and in of affection, or perhaps get murdered.

A Curious Invitation is a funny and informative consultant to literature's so much memorable events. a few of these events are depictions of actual occasions, just like the Duchess of Richmond's ball at the eve of conflict with Napoleon in Thackeray's Vanity Fair; others draw at the authors' event of the society they lived in, corresponding to girl Metroland's occasion in Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; whereas others come instantly from the writer's weird and wonderful mind's eye, like Douglas Adams' flying get together above an unknown planet from The Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy.

Witty, pleasing, and entire of exceptional element, A Curious Invitation deals readers the opportunity to crash a number of the nice events in literary history.

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