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Souls & Bodies

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The ups, downs, and exploits of a group of British Catholics--for whom the sexual revolution came a little later than it did for everybody else...

In this bracing satire, a group of university students make their way through the fifties and into the turbulent sixties and seventies. We first meet Dennis, Michael, Ruth, Polly, and the others at the altar rail of Our Lady and St. Jude, but soon enough they get caught up in the alternately hilarious and poignant preoccupations of work, marriage, sex, and babies--not always in that order.

A satirical comedy in the tradition of Evelyn Waugh, Souls and Bodies take an unblinking look at the sexual revolution and the contemporaneous upheavals in the Catholic Church. The result is as unsettlingly true as it is funny.

Synopsis:

Alternately hilarious and poignant, Souls and Bodies follows a group of British Catholic university students through the '60s and '70s, as they fumble their way into the sexual revolution and through varied crises of love, marriage, and faith.

About the Author

David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140130188
Author:
Lodge, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
King Penguin
Series Volume:
T-330
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.78x5.08x.70 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Alternately hilarious and poignant, Souls and Bodies follows a group of British Catholic university students through the '60s and '70s, as they fumble their way into the sexual revolution and through varied crises of love, marriage, and faith.

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