Penguin Books, 1987, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First
Size: 12mo Small. 384 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis' The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years--when "all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast--nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis' greatest achievement--a book that "stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century"--The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0140101330. ISBN/EAN: 9780140101331. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7762.