Hangover Square

Book Cover Hangover Square

Description

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Anthony Quinn. 'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters 'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick Hornby London, 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earls Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation. Netta is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in a drunken hell, except in his 'dead' moments, when something goes click in his head and he realises, without a doubt, that he must kill her. In the darkly comic Hangover Square Patrick Hamilton brilliantly evokes a seedy, fog-bound world of saloon bars, lodging houses and boozing philosophers, immortalising the slang and conversational tone of a whole generation and capturing the premonitions of doom that pervaded London life in the months before the war.

Details

Author(s)
Patrick Hamilton, Anthony Quinn
Format
Paperback | 416 pages
Dimensions
128 x 196 x 27mm | 280g
Publication date
04 Aug 2016
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Abacus
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0349141568
ISBN13
9780349141565
Bestsellers rank
88,347