Fowler's End

Kersh, Gerald

Book - 2013
Fowler's End
"One of the great comic novels of the century." - Anthony Burgess " A]n exuberant romp with a parcel of grotesques in a truly horrible nor-nor-easterly suburb of London . . . great fun." - "Manchester Guardian" "Rabelaisian, vigorous, readable, inventive and bizarre." - Simon Raven "The very best of his works." - Harlan Ellison In the worst, poorest, most benighted corner of London is Fowlers End, one of the most godforsaken spots on the face of the earth. It is here that young Daniel Laverock, starving and nearly penniless at the height of the Great Depression, takes the only job he can find: manager of the Pantheon Theater, a rundown old silent cinema owned by Sam Yudenow. Yudenow, an incorrigible swindler and one of the great comic grotesques in English literature, at first seems merely an amusing old fool, but Laverock soon discovers he is actually a despicable rogue. And when one of Yudenows schemes finally goes too far, Laverock and his co-worker Copper Baldwin decide to teach him a lesson with a grand scheme of their own, with hilarious and unpredictable results. First published in 1957, "Fowlers End" is thought by many to be the masterpiece of Gerald Kersh (1911-1968). A comic romp with echoes of Dickens, Rabelais, and "The Beggars Opera," Kershs novel remains one of the funniest English novels of the 20th century and one of the best works of fiction ever written about London. This edition features an introduction by award-winning novelist and longtime Kersh admirer Michael Moorcock.

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri. :, Valancourt Books,, 2013.
Edition: First Valancourt Books edition.
Copyright Date: ♭1957
ISBN: 9781939140487
Characteristics: pages ;,cm.


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