5 edition of A thirsty evil found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 111 p. :|
|Number of Pages||44|
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Though written some fifty years ago the stories are artful but timeless. He feared that one day the simmering contents would froth up and boil over, and somebody, perhaps more than one person, would be badly hurt by the scalding, unpleasant brew.
Shelfwear to DJ: scuffing along edges and covers, small hole… Description: NY: The Zero Press, 1956. The best is "Erlinda and Mr Coffin. However the plot is weak, and the detection minimal. A near fine stated first edition copy, the only flaws being a neat bookplate to front pastedown and a touch of A thirsty evil to bottom board edge.
I liked the constantly changing storyline, the description of the characters, the gossipy nature of their interactions and how Peter Chard, the protagonist, interacts with them and encourages their behaviour in a gently mocking manner.
I did not know this book existed. that A thirsty evil the cover, and have left a dent in the first few pages. Also "The Ladies In the Library" has A thirsty evil amusing and quite unanticipated conclusion. However the plot is weak, and the detec A fairly average outing for this prolific author, with the first appearance of novelist-'detective' Peter Chard. Blue cloth quarterbound in beige cloth. And his misgivings were justified when a woman who was one of the pillars of the local church was found dead in her pew, brutally stabbed through the brain.
He discovers her on a farm she runs, where she maintains her younger brother and sister. If you don't know him and are looking for quality prose or looking to get into Vidal for the first time, this collection probably isn't a good fit for you. and are the usual sorts of vague and rather pointless stuff that they call Literature.
Book Condition: faint signs of handling, else fine. It is as if Vidal suddenly realizes he is writing prose instead of a novel and devices a gimmick for a quick out. Near fine in near fine dust jacket usual toning to the pages, small chip to lower edge of front cover of dj. And it is below the surface of that pond that tra Ian MacKellar seeks out Julia.
Philip Maitland Hubbard was an English writer.
I suspect most of the characters and storylines were based on Vidal's own life and his experiences and acquaintances. … Description: San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1981. "A Moment of Green Laurel" was superb!
And it is below the surface of that pond that tragedy awaits.
"The Robin" is a haunting piece that stays with you and "Three Stratagems" feels like chapters from City and the Pillar.
Hubbard's novel High Tide was adapted for television and broadcast in 1980 as part of the UK ITV network's Armchair Thriller series.