The Means of Escape

The Means of Escape

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With the death of Penelope Fitzgerald this year, the literary world lost one of its finest, most original, and most beloved authors. Fitzgerald began her writing career at age sixty and wrote eight remarkable novels in rapid succession over the next twenty years. Completed just before her death, THE MEANS OF ESCAPE is Fitzgerald's first new book since the best-selling THE BLUE FLOWER. Never before have her short stories been collected in book form, and none of them has ever appeared in the United States.
THE MEANS OF ESCAPE showcases this incomparable author at her most intelligent, her funniest, her best. Like her novels, these brilliant stories are miniature studies of the endless absurdity of human behavior. Concise, comic, biting, and mischievous, they are vintage Fitzgerald. Roaming the globe and the ages, the stories travel from England to France to New Zealand and from today to the seventeenth century. Uniting them is a universal theme: the shifting balance between those who are in positions of power--by wealth, status, or class--and those who, deceptively, are not. THE MEANS OF ESCAPE memorializes a life and a writer guided by a generous but unwavering moral gaze.


Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories skips across the globe from England to New Zealand between the seventeenth century and the modern day, exploring the shifting fortunes of class and wealth.

Baker
& Taylor

The first collection of stories by the author of The Blue Flower and The Bookshop skips across the globe from England to New Zealand between the seventeenth century and modern day, exploring the shifting fortunes of class and wealth. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000
ISBN: 9780618079940
0618079947
Branch Call Number: FICTION FITZGERALD
Characteristics: p. cm

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kurthallsman Jun 04, 2016

I found myself, after reading the last story, wanting to go back to the beginning and read these stories again. Just damn good writing.

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