Lancelot: A Novel

Lancelot: A Novel

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by Walker Percy, Percy
     
 

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Lancelot Lamar is a disenchanted lawyer who finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don't seem worth remembering. It all began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter, a discovery which sent Lancelot on modern quest to reverse the degeneration of America. Percy's novel reveals a shining knight for the

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Lancelot Lamar is a disenchanted lawyer who finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don't seem worth remembering. It all began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter, a discovery which sent Lancelot on modern quest to reverse the degeneration of America. Percy's novel reveals a shining knight for the modern age--a knight not of romance, but of revenge.

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“A funny and scarifying jeremiad . . . Easy to read and hard to forget.” —Time

“Eloquent, reckless, hilarious . . . plunges forward through tawdry bedroom mysteries toward a final grand puzzle.” —Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312243074
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
677,690
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Walker Percy is the author of over ten books, many of which were bestsellers, and he is considered one of the greatest American writers of our time.

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Lancelot 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Not worth review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read a diary? Ugh given two stars because of the descriptive writing but hard to read. Puts me to sleep.