Rachel Papers

Rachel Papers

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by Martin Amis
     
 

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In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable — and curiously touching — adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford, cheerfully loathes his father, and… See more details below

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In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable — and curiously touching — adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford, cheerfully loathes his father, and meticulously plots the seduction of a girl named Rachel — a girl who sorely tests the mettle of his cynicism when he finds himself falling in love with her.

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“Scurrilous, shameless and very funny.” -- Times Literary Supplement

“Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving.” -- Peter Ackroyd

“Amis’s arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness.” -- Observer

“Extravagantly sexual…highly enjoyable.” -- Evening Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345244307
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/12/1975

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