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In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable — and curiously touching — adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford, cheerfully loathes his father, and meticulously plots the seduction of a girl named Rachel — a girl who sorely tests the mettle of his cynicism when he finds himself falling in love with her.

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Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.

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Jed Cohen, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jed Cohen)
Of a piece with Roth's Goodbye Columbus and Chabon's Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Rachel Papers finds Amis at his pyrotechnic best (and he was only 25 when he wrote it!). The narrator, Charles Highway, is a precocious snot with a beating, romantic's heart; and for every pretension and self-indulgent remark, there's a shameful admission or deprecatory joke to win the reader over. I never go anywhere without this book, and it's the novel that sparked my Amis devotion. An incredible debut indeed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679734581
Author:
Amis, Martin
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
England Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;sex;coming of age;british;london;english;england;20th century;adolescence;literature;1970s;contemporary;uk;english fiction;satire;british literature;bildungsroman;british fiction;humor
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
1200-FL
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.73 in. .58 lbs.

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