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Seller: Top-Rated Seller angus_robertson (290,280) 99.8%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: AU, NZ, Item: 362495814286 NEW Complete Mapp and Lucia Vol.2 By BENSON E.F. Paperback Free Shipping Home About Us Shipping & Delivery Returns Policy FAQ Contact Us FREE SHIPPING 60 DAY RETURNS POLICY Complete Mapp and Lucia Vol.2 by BENSON E.F. ISBN: 9781840226744 Price: $9.25 Format: Paperback Condition: Brand New Postage: FREE Standard Postage Availability: In Stock in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre, see below for details. Product Description Contains: 'Mapp and Lucia', 'Lucia's Progress' and 'Trouble for Lucia'. With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Keith Carabine, University of Kent at Canterbury. These three wonderful comic novels drolly record the battle between Lucia and Elisabeth Mapp for social and cultural supremacy in the village of Tilling (based on Rye). Their constant skirmishes ensure that every game of bridge, tea or dinner-party, church service, council meeting or art-exhibition are thrilling encounters that ensure Tilling is always on "a very agreeable rack of suspense". Both Elisabeth and Lucia are gross hypocrites, snobs and bullies, the huge differences in temperament and style ensure the battle is usually unequal. Elisabeth is incurably mean-spirited and Lucia suffers from splendid delusions of grandeur and personal prestige. Driven by demons of revenge, Elisabeth always acts impulsively, and therefore every revelation of her meanness allows Lucia, the consummate actress, to kill her ally with a sickening kindness. In his insightful Introduction Keith Carabine shows that these books are excruciatingly funny because Benson, like Jane Austen, invites the reader to view the world through the self-deluded fabrications and day-dreams of Lucia and the self-deluded chronic anger and jaundiced suspicions of Elisabeth. Carabine also concentrates on the novels' disturbing, bitchy, "camp" humour whenever "that horrid thing which Freud calls sex" is raised. AUTHOR: Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was a prolific English writer, producing over ninety books during his long career. Best remembered for the much-loved 'Mapp and Lucia' books, he was also an adept writer of supernatural fiction. Product Details ISBN: 9781840226744 Format: Paperback Title: Complete Mapp and Lucia Vol.2 Shipping & Delivery This title is IN STOCK in the Angus & Robertson Distribution Centre. Once you have placed your order we will usually ship it to you within 1 business day from our Distribution Centre. Please note the handle time applicable for this product. Payment Methods Newsletter Signup Be the first in the know! Sign up to our newsletter today! Sign up Welcome to Angus & Robertson - Proudly Australian since 1886. Angus & Robertson is one of Australia's oldest and most iconic bookstores and since 1886 has been dedicated to delivering quality entertainment to the Australian public. Our range includes millions of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, gifts, stationery, games, eBooks and eReaders with fast delivery Australia wide and FREE standard delivery on ebay orders. Condition: Brand new, ISBN: 9781840226744, Author: BENSON E.F., Format: Paperback, Language: English

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