ISBN-10: 0062271830

ISBN-13: 9780062271839

Forty of the best fictional festivities as obvious in the course of the eyes of the world's maximum writers.

People like to social gathering. And writers like to attend and rfile those events. The social gathering is an invaluable literary machine, not just for social observation and satire but additionally as an party the place characters can meet, fall out and in of affection, or maybe get murdered.

A Curious Invitation is a funny and informative consultant to literature's such a lot memorable events. a few of these events are depictions of genuine occasions, just like the Duchess of Richmond's ball at the eve of conflict with Napoleon in Thackeray's Vanity Fair; others draw at the authors' adventure of the society they lived in, equivalent to girl Metroland's celebration in Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies; whereas others come instantly from the writer's strange mind's eye, like Douglas Adams' flying occasion above an unknown planet from The Hitchhiker's consultant to the Galaxy.

Witty, unique, and entire of very good element, A Curious Invitation deals readers the opportunity to crash a few of the nice events in literary history.

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