Cast a Cold Eye

Cast a Cold Eye

by Mary McCarthy
     
 

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The seven stories collected here showcase McCarthy's formidable powers of observation, her deliciously witty writing style, and her celebrated talent for dissecting characters with biting acuity. A young woman looks for subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways to escape her unsatisfying marriage; an innocuous single man's friends realize his companionship has an enormous…  See more details below

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The seven stories collected here showcase McCarthy's formidable powers of observation, her deliciously witty writing style, and her celebrated talent for dissecting characters with biting acuity. A young woman looks for subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways to escape her unsatisfying marriage; an innocuous single man's friends realize his companionship has an enormous price; and an Italian guide puzzles a traveling pair of Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156154444
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/15/1992
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
806,694
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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MARY MCCARTHY (1912–1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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