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Author Name:    WELDON, Fay

Title:   Darcy's Utopia. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Collins, London, 1990, 

Seller ID:   533

WELDON, Fay. Darcy's Utopia. London : Collins, 1990. First British Edition.Pp (8),7-235,(3). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Fay Weldon (b . September 22, 1931, Birmingham, England). "A new religion is born! Inspired by either God or the Devil, the scandalous Mrs. Eleanor Darcy details the future society of her imagination - an earthly paradise of peace, love and technological progress, where sex is plentiful and money does not exist. She sketches out these Utopian visions to journalists Hugo and Valerie - both married to others. Her charisma is so great that to their own astonishment the two of them abandon their families and set up home together in a Holiday Inn. Hugo, writing for the Independent, searches for truth and practicality in Darcy's Utopia, while Valerie writes Eleanor's life story for a woman's magazine - how she started life as suburban Apricot Smith, daughter of a wayward banjo-player, and ended up as Eleanor, wild young wife of Professor Julian Darcy, a world-0famous economist. En route she married Bernard Parkin, Catholic-Marxist and - when his faiths desert him - victim, in his imagination at least, of a black magic plot, which works its miraculous andsinister way through the lives and times of Bernard himself, of Eleanor an d Julian, and on to Hugo and Valerie, not to mention the economy of nations. This sis a dazzling tour de force from one of Britain's most provocative and intelligen novelists - a novel at once uproariously funy and deeply serious about God and the Devil, about love and betrayal, about the state of our society and about sexual passion." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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