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Patrick Melrose Novels

Patrick Melrose Novels

Author: Edward St. Aubyn
Series: Picador Classic Ser.
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Filmed for Sky Atlantic, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Patrick Melrose Novels is the complete collection of Edward St Aubyn's award-winning novels of childhood trauma and aristocratic decadence. This Picador Classics edition features an introduction by author Zadie Smith.Patrick slid back down in his chair and sprawled in front of the view. He noticed how his tears cooled as they ran down his cheeks. Washed eyes and a tired and empty feeling. Was that what other people meant by peaceful?Collected here together in a single volume are the complete Patrick Melrose Novels by Edward St Aubyn, Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last. Acclaimed for their searing wit and their deep humanity, this magnificent cycle of novels - in which Patrick Melrose battles to survive the savageries of his childhood and lead a self-determined life - is one of the major achievements in English fiction.
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'Clearly one of the major achievements of contemporary British fiction. Stingingly well-written and exhilaratingly funny' David Sexton, Evening Standard

Reviews

'Clearly one of the major achievements of contemporary British fiction. Stingingly well-written and exhilaratingly funny' David Sexton, Evening Standard

If something has kept you from reading this great novel in five parts, let it keep you no more ... the experience of St Aubyn is indelible -- Jonathan Franzen

Perhaps the most brilliant English novelist of his generation -- Alan Hollinghurst

I've loved Edward St Aubyn's Patrick Melrose novels. Read them all, now -- David Nicholls

The wit of Wilde, the lightness of Wodehouse, the waspishness of Waugh. A joy -- Zadie Smith

At once epic and intimate, appalling and comic, the Melrose novels are masterpieces -- Maggie O'Farrell

Author description

Edward St Aubyn was born in London in 1960. His superbly acclaimed Melrose novels are Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope (published collectively as the Some Hope trilogy), Mother's Milk (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2006) and At Last. He is also the author of the novels A Clue to the Exit, On the Edge and Lost for Words.

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General Fields

  • : 9781447253525
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : June 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward St. Aubyn
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 880