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Publisher Comments:

From the author of A Clockwork Orange, a brilliantly funny spy novel.

Review:

"A gleaming novel of ideas...brazenly clever. He is possessed by a black sense of humor....Burgess is nothing if not outrageous." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Tremor of Intent has more wit and comic invention than the books which it so boisterously ridicules....The talent is as unsettling as it is prodigious." New Republic

Synopsis:

Tremor of Intent has more wit and comic invention than the books which it so boisterously ridicules....The talent is as unsettling as it is prodigious.A gleaming novel of ideas...brazenly clever. He is possessed by a black sense of humor...Burgess is nothing if not outrageous.

Synopsis:

A brilliantly funny spy novel from the author of the ground-breaking .

Synopsis:

Denis Hillier is an aging British agent based in Yugoslavia. His old school friend Roper has defected to the USSR to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must bring Roper back to England or risk losing his fat retirement bonus. As thoughtful as it is funny, this morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, treachery, and religion. Anthony Burgess's cast of astonishing characters includes Roper's German prostitute wife; Miss Devi and her Tamil love treatise; and the large Mr. Theodorescu, international secret monger and lascivious gourmand. A rare combination of the deadly serious and the absurd, the lofty and the lusty, will hold you in its thrall.

About the Author

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393004168
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Burgess, Anthony
Author:
BURGESS, ANTHONY
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Series:
Norton Library
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.28x5.50x.73 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393004168 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A gleaming novel of ideas...brazenly clever. He is possessed by a black sense of humor....Burgess is nothing if not outrageous."
"Review" by , "Tremor of Intent has more wit and comic invention than the books which it so boisterously ridicules....The talent is as unsettling as it is prodigious."
"Synopsis" by , Tremor of Intent has more wit and comic invention than the books which it so boisterously ridicules....The talent is as unsettling as it is prodigious.A gleaming novel of ideas...brazenly clever. He is possessed by a black sense of humor...Burgess is nothing if not outrageous.
"Synopsis" by , A brilliantly funny spy novel from the author of the ground-breaking .
"Synopsis" by , Denis Hillier is an aging British agent based in Yugoslavia. His old school friend Roper has defected to the USSR to become one of the evil empire's great scientific minds. Hillier must bring Roper back to England or risk losing his fat retirement bonus. As thoughtful as it is funny, this morality tale of a Secret Service gone mad features sex, gluttony, violence, treachery, and religion. Anthony Burgess's cast of astonishing characters includes Roper's German prostitute wife; Miss Devi and her Tamil love treatise; and the large Mr. Theodorescu, international secret monger and lascivious gourmand. A rare combination of the deadly serious and the absurd, the lofty and the lusty, will hold you in its thrall.
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