Metroland

Metroland

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by Julian Barnes
     
 

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Only the author of Flaubert's Parrot could give us a novel that is at once a note-perfect rendition of the angsts and attitudes of English adolescence, a giddy comedy of sexual awakening in the 1960s, and a portrait of the accommodations that some of us call "growing up" and others "selling out." See more details below

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Only the author of Flaubert's Parrot could give us a novel that is at once a note-perfect rendition of the angsts and attitudes of English adolescence, a giddy comedy of sexual awakening in the 1960s, and a portrait of the accommodations that some of us call "growing up" and others "selling out."

Editorial Reviews

Jay Parini
"One would have to look hard to find a wryer, more lovingly detailed account of intellectual and sexual innocence abroad...Metroland portrays at once the disturbing aspects of adulthood and the consolations of maturity, a balance that makes one glad Jullian Barnes is still young and still writing." -- The New York Times
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"If all works of fiction were as thoughtful, as subtle, as well constructed and as funny as Metroland there would be no more talk of the death of the novel." --New Statesman

"It's one of the best accounts of clever English schoolboyhood I've read." --Times Educational Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679736080
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage International edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
415,344
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.49(d)

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