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The Best of Rumpole: Chosen by the Author

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Publisher Comments:

Here are seven stories--selected and with an introduction by the author--featuring Horace Rumpole, star of the popular PBS television series "Rumpole of the Bailey". The corpulent "great defender of muddled and sinful humanity" is joined by a winning cast in tales that deftly send up the British legal system with their wry humor and sparkling wit.

Synopsis:

The lovable, irreverent, claret-swigging, Wordsworth-spouting criminal lawyer returns to the fray to fight new battles against injustice. Stories such as "Rumpole and the Younger Generation" and "Rumpole and the Showfolk" are included. Rumpole is featured in an ITV series.

About the Author

John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.

Table of Contents

Rumpole and the younger generation — Rumpole and the showfolk — Rumpole and the tap end — Rumpole and the bubble reputation — Rumpole a la carte — Rumpole and the children of the devil — Rumpole on trial.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140176841
Subtitle:
Chosen By the Author
Author:
Mortimer, John Clifford
Author:
Mortimer, John Clifford
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Rumpole, horace (fictitious character)
Subject:
Legal stories, English
Subject:
Rumpole, Horace
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Rumpole
Series Volume:
no. 22
Publication Date:
19941101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.88x5.08x.64 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The lovable, irreverent, claret-swigging, Wordsworth-spouting criminal lawyer returns to the fray to fight new battles against injustice. Stories such as "Rumpole and the Younger Generation" and "Rumpole and the Showfolk" are included. Rumpole is featured in an ITV series.
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