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Paperback:The ballad of Peckham Rye:2006 Paperback The ballad of Peckham Rye
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Author: Spark, Muriel
Publication year: 2006
Language: English
Media Paperback
Classification: F
Publisher: Penguin, 2006
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0141188359 9780141188355
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Dougal is seen as a man of vision, a man who would breathe life into the Peckham firm of Meadows, Meade and Grindley. But before long, the unsuspecting workforce begin to manifest the results of Dougal's human research - mayhem, mutiny and murder. Originally published: London: Macmillan, 1960
Series title: Modern classics
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“It wouldn’t have happened if Dougal Douglas hadn’t come here.” “The Ballad of Peckham Rye” (1960) is a quite unusual novel, comparable with John Updike’s more infamous “The Witches of Eastwick” (1984). However, Dougal Douglas is more intriguing than Updike’s “devil”, Daryl Van Horne, not least because he crosses the line between being a character and a function for the novelist. He allows Muriel Spark to offer a view of South-East London in the late 1950s that catches its mix of friendliness and suspicion, repression and sexual activity and even sudden violence, as well as old-fashioned habits and fascination with the new, to be found not far away over the river. As Dougal, who is employed by the firm of Meadows, Meade & Grindley, manufacturers of nylon textiles, to bring “Arts” and “modern” insights to its personnel department, gets around and conducts his research, he draws people into a net of their making, though it would be more accurate to say that the net, while there but h
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Hardback:Curriculum Vitae, Autobiography:1992 Hardback
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Year: 1992
Language: English
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Hardback:Symposium:1990 Hardback
Author: Spark, Muriel
Year: 1990
Language: English
Media Hardback
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Resource type: Physical
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