The Man-Eater of Malgudi

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

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by R. K. Narayan
     
 

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Nataraj, owner of a small, friendly printing press in the enchanted city of Malgudi, has never been very successful at making enemies. Until, that is, he meets Vasu. Almost accidentally, Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, moves into Nataraj's attic, bringing an alarming stuffed jungle of hyenas, pythons, and tigers, and an assortment of dancing girls who clump up and

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Nataraj, owner of a small, friendly printing press in the enchanted city of Malgudi, has never been very successful at making enemies. Until, that is, he meets Vasu. Almost accidentally, Vasu, a pugnacious taxidermist, moves into Nataraj's attic, bringing an alarming stuffed jungle of hyenas, pythons, and tigers, and an assortment of dancing girls who clump up and down the printer's stairs. Vasu is definitely not a man to tangle with. But when, in search of bigger game, he threatens the beloved temple elephant, Nataraj rises to the occasion—and R. K. Narayan invests his story with all his warm, wicked, and delightful sense of comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140185485
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Conoisseurs have known for years that the city of Malgudi, hybrid of Mysore and the molten universe, is the place to go for some of the best, wisest, and slyest scenes from the human comedy." —The Observer (London)

"Narayan's comedy . . . is a classical art, profounf in feeling and delicate in control." —The New York Times Book Review

"Narayan is a first-rate storyteller, and this is one of his most successful efforts . . . it cracks the whole of like wide open." —The New Yorker

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