Wilt [NOOK Book]

Overview

Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm - for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline.


But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he realises he can...

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Overview

Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm - for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline.


But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he realises he can do something about his wife - and as each day passes, his fantasies grow more murderous and more real.

Humble professor of a technical college by day, Henry Wilt at night is often drunk on alcohol and fantasies of killing his idiotic, impressionable wife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781407099897
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Series: Wilt Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 255,355
  • File size: 319 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before going to South Africa in 1951, where he did social work before teaching in Natal. He had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg from 1957 until 1961, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.


He is the author of sixteen bestselling novels, including Porterhouse Blue and Blott on the Landscape which were serialised on television, and Wilt which was made into a film. The other novels in the Wilt series are The Wilt Alternative, Wilt On High, Wilt in Nowhere and The Wilt Inheritance. In 1986 Tom Sharpe was awarded the XXIIIème Grand Prix de l'Humour Noir Xavier Forneret and in 2010 he received the inaugural BBK La Risa de Bilbao Prize. He is married and divides his time between Cambridge, England and northern Spain.

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    Sorawing

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    Very Funny I Loved it

    Very Funny I Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    A Great Comic Novel

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2004

    A Waste of Time

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    Hysterical!

    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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