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The Adrian Mole Diaries: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 & the Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole Diaries)

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ISBN13: 9780380730445
ISBN10: 0380730448
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Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary — an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks. Monty Python, the Falklands campaign — all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary--an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign--all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Synopsis:

“The trouble with trying to read passages from the Adrian Mole Diaries aloud is that you find yourself laughing so hard you cant go on. Its that kind of book.” —Kansas City Star

“As sad and devastating as it is laugh-out-loud funny. A delight!” —New York Times

The agonizingly funny, captivatingly poignant journals of Englands bespotted everyboy are now available again. An international phenomenon and perennial favorite since their initial publication made a splash in Thatchers Britain more than twenty years ago, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 ¾ is now side-by-side with its hilarious sequel The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole in this collected single volume.

Synopsis:

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary — an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks. Monty Python, the Falklands campaign — all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary--an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creakingrelationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign--all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

About the Author

Sue Townsend is the author of The Queen and I and The Adrian Mole books. She lives in England.

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CorreLola, March 27, 2008 (view all comments by CorreLola)
This volume collects a number of the books in the genius Adrian Mole series. Simply hilarious.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380730445
Author:
Townsend, Sue
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Sue Townsend
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Mole, adrian (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mole, Adrian (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Diary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Adrian Mole Diaries
Publication Date:
19970901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.72 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780380730445 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “The trouble with trying to read passages from the Adrian Mole Diaries aloud is that you find yourself laughing so hard you cant go on. Its that kind of book.” —Kansas City Star

“As sad and devastating as it is laugh-out-loud funny. A delight!” —New York Times

The agonizingly funny, captivatingly poignant journals of Englands bespotted everyboy are now available again. An international phenomenon and perennial favorite since their initial publication made a splash in Thatchers Britain more than twenty years ago, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 ¾ is now side-by-side with its hilarious sequel The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole in this collected single volume.

"Synopsis" by , Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary — an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks. Monty Python, the Falklands campaign — all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary--an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creakingrelationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign--all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

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