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Hangover Square

Patrick Hamilton


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ISBN: 9780349141565
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A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Hangover Square is a true classic.
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  • Paperback
    $20.00
ISBN: 9780349141565
ANNOTATION:
A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Hangover Square is a true classic.

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A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Hangover Square is a true classic.

Publisher Description

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Anthony Quinn.

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.

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London, 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earl's 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 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. 'A masterly novel . . . you can almost smell the gin' Keith Waterhouse, Spectator

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London, 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earl's 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 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. 'A masterly novel . . . you can almost smell the gin' Keith Waterhouse, Spectator

Author Biography

Patrick Hamilton was one of the most gifted and admired writers of his generation. His plays include Rope (1929), on which the Hitchcock thriller was based, and Gas Light (1939). Among his novels are The Midnight Bell, The Siege of Pleasure, The Plains of Cement, Twenty-thousand Streets Under the Sky, Hangover Square, The Slaves of Solitude and The West Pier. He died in 1962.

The Sunday Telegraph said: 'His finest work can easily stand comparison with the best of this more celebrated contempories George Orwell and Graham Greene.'

Review

It captures the dynamics between the characters in a brilliantly observed way. It's captivating -- Konnie Huq

Long Description

The seventy-fifth anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Anthony Quinn.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.

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It captures the dynamics between the characters in a brilliantly observed way. It's captivating

Promotional "Headline"

A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Hangover Square is a true classic.

Description for Sales People

With a new introduction by Anthony Quinn, author of Curtain Call and Freya

Product Details

Author
Patrick Hamilton
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0349141568
ISBN-13
9780349141565
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2016-08-04
Pages
416
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade