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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade

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By the time they made the movie musical, the book had gone out of print. Which was a shame. The original novel, a true comic classic, really was the best of the lot. Not only are the comic descriptions hilarious, but when they made the many adaptations, they cut out all the best bits, which were too risqué for a '50s audience. Today, you won't have to hide it from your mother. But it's as funny as ever.
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Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis's Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a fabulous movie starring Rosalind Russell. Since then, Mame has taken her rightful place in the pantheon of Great and Important People as the world's most beloved, madcap, devastatingly sophisticated, and glamorous aunt. She is impossible to resist, and this hilarious story of an orphaned ten-year-old boy sent to live with his aunt is as delicious a read in the twenty-first century as it was in the 1950s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767908191
Subtitle:
An Irreverent Escapade
Author:
Dennis, Patrick
Introduction by:
Rudnick, Paul
Introduction:
Rudnick, Paul
Afterword by:
Tanner, Michael
Afterword:
Tanner, Michael
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Aunts
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Nephews
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. A-133
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.91 in 0.6 lb

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By the time they made the movie musical, the book had gone out of print. Which was a shame. The original novel, a true comic classic, really was the best of the lot. Not only are the comic descriptions hilarious, but when they made the many adaptations, they cut out all the best bits, which were too risqué for a '50s audience. Today, you won't have to hide it from your mother. But it's as funny as ever.

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