Queen Lucia & Miss Mapp: The Mapp & Lucia Novels

Author: E. F. Benson
Homepage 9781101912102

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General Fields

  • : $39.99(AUD)
  • : 9781101912102
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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  • : 0.432
  • : November 2015
  • : 203mm X 132mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : 32.99
  • : November 2015
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  • : books

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  • : E. F. Benson
  • : Paperback
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  • : 480
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Barcode 9781101912102
9781101912102

Description

"E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia novels revolve around two forceful and irrepressible women who dominate their respective villages in southern England and who end up hilariously at war with each other. Lucia is the more deadly of the two, with lofty morals, pretentious tastes, and a lust for power; a benevolent dictator, but a dictator nonetheless. Miss Elizabeth Mapp, on the other hand, is younger and more forceful and able to terrify her opponents into submission. Benson introduces these two unforgettable characters in the first two novels of the series, Queen Lucia (1920) and Miss Mapp (1922)."

Reviews

Benson s Lucia novels . . . are camp, sly, poisonous, piquant, stinging, clever, and as delightful as a glass of sweet sherry taken on a sun-dappled lawn. "The Telegraph" (UK) Entirely delightful. . . . Superbly ridiculous. . . . Benson constructs a comedy that is as exquisite, in its way, as anything in English humorous literature. Auberon Waugh, "The New York Times""" These magic books . . . are as fresh as paint. The characters are real and therefore timeless. Nancy Mitford, "The Times "(London) Benson s cult novels are wicked, funny masterpieces and thoroughly addictive. . . . Lucia, Georgie and Mapp are three of the very greatest characters in English fiction, and with them you can never go wrong. Edward Gorey, "Vogue""