Old Devils. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: AMIS, Kingsley

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AMIS, Kingsley. The Old Devils : A Novel. New York : Summit, (1987). First Printing. Pp (8), 294, (2). 8vo, purple cloth spine. Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize for Fiction. "Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon." "The Old Devils shows the awful and absurd consequences when a group of men and women begin to move out of the comfortable shelter of middle age into a new sense of isolation and loss, of regret for lost opportunity and for destructive selfishness too. The return of flourishing Alun and Rhiannon Weaver to their native South Wales brings 'a shake-up all round' - for soft, sentimental Malcolm, disappointed Gwen, thirsty Charlie at the end of his tether. Peter trapped in guilt and Muriel, his genial, venomous English wife, even Sophie, once 'the surest thing between Bridgend and Carmarthen town'. In varied ways - horrifically in one case - the past catches up with them all." Bottom edge has marker slash and two small stains, else very good in dustjacket.. 25.00

Title: Old Devils. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: AMIS, Kingsley

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Summit, New York, 1987,:

Seller ID: 3396

Keywords: LITERATURE UNITED KINGDOM FIRST BRITISH ENGLISH FICTION BOOKER PRIZE COMIC NOVELS NOVEL,