Wilt

Wilt

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by Tom Sharpe
     
 

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In Wilt, Sharpe has created a pathetic mouse of a man, Henry Wilt, who for ten years has taught literature to under-appreciative, over-aged boors at the local college. Tired of the constant bullying at the hands of his hefty, obsessive-compulsive wife, Eva, he finds himself gleefully fantasizing about murdering her. When Eva runs off with a visiting biochemistry

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In Wilt, Sharpe has created a pathetic mouse of a man, Henry Wilt, who for ten years has taught literature to under-appreciative, over-aged boors at the local college. Tired of the constant bullying at the hands of his hefty, obsessive-compulsive wife, Eva, he finds himself gleefully fantasizing about murdering her. When Eva runs off with a visiting biochemistry professor and his nymphomaniacal wife, Wilt begins to practice her eventual demise by dumping a life-size blow-up doll, wearing Eva's clothes and wig, down a 30-foot shaft. Inevitably and uproariously everything goes wrong as Wilt is accused of murder and mayhem ensues in this delicious and scathing comedic satire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099435488
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
01/16/2004
Series:
Wilt Series , #1
Edition description:
New
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Cambridge. In 1951 he went to South Africa where he did social work, teaching and photography until 1961, when he was deported. Back in the UK, he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. In 1986 he was awarded the XXXIIIeme Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret. He is married and lives in Cambridge.

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Wilt 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Maxwellsmart More than 1 year ago
Very Funny I Loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wilt is the funniest book written by a British author since P.G. Wodehouse died. Perfect plot, perfect characters and perfect prose. Tom Sharpe makes comic genius look like something that can be learned at a run-down FE college. Sadly it can't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the funniest book I have ever read, hands down. If you have never laughed out loud at a book before, read this. You WILL be rolling around, laughing out loud like an idiot!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book might appeal to adolescent boys, but doesn't have much to offer anyone with more developed interests or insights. I'm sorry I bothered finishing it. Its 'humor' was totally predictable and therefore not very effective. And humor was all it even tried to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pretty brown tabby shecat padded in. Her blue eyes looked around. "Hello i Sorawing may i join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Thank you!" Her eyes sparkled happily.