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V.S. Pritchett

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V.S. Pritchett was a novelist, short-story writer, critic and traveller. He was the leading critic of the New Statesman.

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The Enchanted Wanderer
Selected Tales
Written by Nikolai Leskov
Translated by David Magarshack
Introduction by V.S. Pritchett


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $13.95

Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the backdrop of nineteenth-century working-class Russia. Leskov deftly layers social satire and subtle criticism atop myth and fable, resulting in... Read more >
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A Cab at the Door & Midnight Oil

Written by V.S. Pritchett


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 12, 1994
Price: $23.00

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Essential Stories

Written by V.S. Pritchett
Edited by Jeremy Treglown


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00

“In his daily walks through London,” notes Jeremy Treglown in his Introduction to this collection, “Pritchett watched and listened to people as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, not the exception.” This finely attuned sense, coupled with an understanding that nothing in life... Read more >
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Essential Stories

Written by V.S. Pritchett
Edited by Jeremy Treglown


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Mr. Beluncle
A Novel
Written by V.S. Pritchett
Introduction by Darin Strauss


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $13.95

“Like most great comedy,” writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, “Mr. Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender–and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself.” One of V. S. Pritchett’s most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle... Read more >
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Mr. Beluncle
A Novel
Written by V.S. Pritchett
Introduction by Darin Strauss


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $9.99

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The Pritchett Century
A Selection of the Best by V. S. Pritchett
Preface by V.S. Pritchett


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 22, 1998
Price: $29.00

Selected and with a Foreword by Oliver Pritchett; Introduction by John Bayley

V.S. Pritchett was born in 1900 and died in 1997. In that time, he mastered nearly every form of literature during his long and illustrious career: the novel, short fiction, travel writing, biography, criticism, and memoir. Sir Victor's son, Oliver... Read more >
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The Pritchett Century
A Selection of the Best by V. S. Pritchett
Written by V.S. Pritchett


Format: eBook, 736 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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