Title: The Girl of Slender Means
Author: Spark, Muriel
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Some spots on top edge. Some tanning on FFEP. D-j has a small tear on the back.
Synopsis: Like the May of Teck Club itself—”three times window shattered since 1940 but never directly hit”—its lady inhabitants do their best to act as if the world were back to normal: practicing elocution, and jostling over suitors and a single Schiaparelli gown. The novel’s harrowing ending reveals that the girls’ giddy literary and amorous peregrinations are hiding some tragically painful war wounds.
Chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the Best Modern Novels in the Sunday Times of London, The Girls of Slender Means is a taut and eerily perfect novel by an author The New York Times has called “one of this century’s finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment.”