|Publisher||LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY|
Little, Brown and Company, 1959. FIRST CLUB EDITION. Excellent condition, perhaps never read. Original dust jacket in very good condition, few small chips and tears at edges. "Peter De Vries is one of the most stylish of novelists and much, much the funniest." John P. Marquand says: ".I am willing to submit that one must go back to Laurence Sterne .and Cervantes to find the same qualities of wisdom combined with slap-stick drollery that Peter De Vries exhibits." The story of Charles Swallow and Sweetie Appleyard as told by John P. Marquand, William Faulkner, Scott Fitzgerald, Proust, Graham Greene, Dreiser, Thurber, Hemingway, Kafka and Joyce, with a few poems by poets from Emily Dickinson to Dylan Thomas as an appendix. Is there any other writer except De Vries who could take four of the main characters of "Comfort with Apples" and turn the whole proceedings into a parodic journey through twentieth century literature, then top it off with an appendix of poetic parodies?”. 276 pages.