Means of Escape

ISBN-10: 0618154507

ISBN-13: 9780618154500

Edition: 2001

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Description: The last book and only collection of short stories by Penelope Fitzgerald fittingly showcases her at her wisest, her funniest, her best. Like her novels, these stories are "mordantly funny, morally astute . . . [as] they plumb the endless absurdities of the human heart" (Washington Post Book World). Roaming the globe and the ages, the stories travel from England to France to New Zealand and from today to the seventeenth century and back again.Now featuring an introductory essay by A. S. Byatt and two newly published stories, this Mariner edition of THE MEANS OF ESCAPE "serves as an elegiac gift to dedicated fans of her award-winning novels and a tantalizing introduction for new readers" (Entertainment Weekly). It memorializes a writer guided by a generous but unwavering moral gaze and proves once more "why [Fitzgerald] will endure" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

In 1997 Penelope Fitzgerald's novel The Blue Flower was named one of the New York Times Book Review's eleven Best Books of the Year. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize for Offshore, Fitzgerald was also short-listed for the Booker for The Bookshop. The Beginning of Spring, and The Gate of Angels. Penelope Fitzgerald lives in England.

Introduction
The Means of Escape
The Prescription
Desideratus
Beehernz
The Axe
The Red-Haired Girl
Not Shown
At Hiruharama
The Likeness
Our Lives Are Only Lent to Us
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