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The Resource Quartet in autumn, Barbara Pym

Quartet in autumn, Barbara Pym

Label
Quartet in autumn
Title
Quartet in autumn
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Pym
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the 1977 Booker Prize This is the story of four people in late middle-age - Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia - whose chief point of contact is that they work in the same office and they suffer the same problem - loneliness. Lovingly, poignantly, satirically and with much humour, Pym conducts us through their small lives and the facade they erect to defend themselves against the outside world. There is nevertheless an obstinate optimism in her characters, allowing them in their different ways to win through to a kind of hope. Barbara Pym's sensitive wit and artistry are at their most sparkling in "Quartet in Autumn". "An exquisite, even magnificent work of art" - Observer "'Barbara Pym has a sharp eye for the exact nuances of social behaviour" - The Times "The wit and style of a twentieth century Jane Austen" - Harpers & Queen "Barbara Pym's unpretentious, subtle, accomplished novels are for me the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past 75 years ...spectacular" - Sunday Times "Very funny and keenly observant of the ridiculous as well as the pathetic in humanity" - Financial Times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pym, Barbara
Dewey number
823/.9/14
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.P9965
  • PR6066.Y58
LC item number
Qar 1978
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Middle-aged persons
  • England
  • England
Label
Quartet in autumn, Barbara Pym
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
American ed.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780525186656
Lccn
78058498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)4212982
  • (OCoLC)ocm04212982
  • 163164
Label
Quartet in autumn, Barbara Pym
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
American ed.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780525186656
Lccn
78058498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)4212982
  • (OCoLC)ocm04212982
  • 163164

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