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The Debt to Pleasure

Lanchester, John

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ISBN 10: 0805043888 / ISBN 13: 9780805043884
Edité par Henry Holt, 1996
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first novel by the author of MR. PHILLIPS and FRAGRANT HARBOUR, the story of a man's life (and sinister character) revealed through his love of various foods. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Lanchester on the title page, as follows: "To Karen with thanks and best wishes from John Lanchester 27iii97.". N° de réf. du libraire 50172

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : The Debt to Pleasure

Éditeur : Henry Holt

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

An impeccable, Epicurean Englishman and lifelong Francophile recounts his past pleasures in Provence, in a meditation on food, vodka, and restaurant-going that becomes a dark satire on hedonism. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. First serial, Granta. Tour.

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A gorgeous, dark, and sensuous book that is part cookbook, part novel, part eccentric philosophical treatise, reminiscent of perhaps the greatest of all books on food, Jean-Anthelme Brillat Savarin's The Physiology of Taste. Join Tarquin Winot as he embarks on a journey of the senses, regaling us with his wickedly funny, poisonously opinionated meditations on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of a menu, from the perverse history of the peach to the brutalization of the palate, from cheese as "the corpse of milk" to the binding action of blood.

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