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ISBN13: 9780679734574
ISBN10: 0679734570
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This novel in verse about a group of California yuppies was one of the most highly praised books of 1986 and a bestseller on both coasts.

Review:

"While the idea of a novel in verse may be initially off-putting, readers of this tour de force are in for a treat. Using the sonnet form throughout, and varying his language from lyrical elegance to timely vernacular, Seth's tale of four California Yuppies is as fully dimensional as a good novel, and twice as diverting....Seth's experiment is a resounding success." Publishers Weekly

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"At once a bittersweet love story, a wickedly funny novel of manners and an unsentimental meditation on mortality and the nuclear abyss. Always witty — and still profound — the book paints a truthful picture of our dreadful, comic times." Vanity Fair

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"A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness." The New York Times

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"The great California novel has been written in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy." Gore Vidal

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shnau2008neha, November 26, 2008 (view all comments by shnau2008neha)
its poetic gesture amuses the readers and the name of this novel "the golden gate"casts the brightness of love and friendship among the four characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679734574
Author:
Seth, Vikram
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Editor:
Asher, Marty
Author:
Vikram, Seth
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
TB1023
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679734574 Reviews:
"Review" by , "While the idea of a novel in verse may be initially off-putting, readers of this tour de force are in for a treat. Using the sonnet form throughout, and varying his language from lyrical elegance to timely vernacular, Seth's tale of four California Yuppies is as fully dimensional as a good novel, and twice as diverting....Seth's experiment is a resounding success."
"Review" by , "At once a bittersweet love story, a wickedly funny novel of manners and an unsentimental meditation on mortality and the nuclear abyss. Always witty — and still profound — the book paints a truthful picture of our dreadful, comic times."
"Review" by , "A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."
"Review" by , "The great California novel has been written in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."
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