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"The seventh and latest work of fiction by Alison Lurie, who teaches English at Cornell University and has quietly but surely established herself as one of this country's most able and witty novelists... Wonderfully stimulating for its sheer performance as a novel." -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt New York Times "I am convinced that Alison Lurie's fiction will long outlast that of many currently more fashionable names. There is no American writer I have read with more constant pleasure and sympathy over the years. Foreign Affairs earns the same shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton" -- John Fowles Sunday Times "A brilliant novel - her best I think. The book is a triumph, and not simply of style...Foreign Affairs is witty, acerbic, and sometimes fiendishly clever" -- Paul Bailey Evening Standard "Warm, clever and funny" Times Literary Supplement --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Alison Lurie's non fiction books include studies of folklore and children's literature, and her novels include such favourites as The War Between the Tates, Foreign Affairs, The Truth about Lorin Jones and Last Resort. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
A comfortable novel, basically like watching an old movie. I found the main female character to be a little grating but then again, she was supposed to. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic writing that flows fluidly from first to last page, as if the book had been written in one sitting. Read morePublished on May 10 2012 by Sandra M
Not only did I enjoy this book tremendously, but I recently recommended it to my 79 y.o. mother. She also enjoyed the book, and is now looking for more books by Ms. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by skeptic44
I picked this book up recently at my college library with pretty modest expectations. Upon reading the first couple of paragaphs, however, I realized that this was a much bigger... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003
The sometimes overlapping stories of Vinnie Miner and Fred Turner, two Americans conducting literary research in London, prove entertaining, even if a bit contrived. Read morePublished on June 23 2003 by Bobby Jasak
I have read about a quarter of all the books that have won the Pulitzer, and I am attempting to read them all in the next year or so. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2002 by Shilo Nottinghorse
Perhaps it was just my frame of mind, but I found this book a disappointment. I'll admit that it's well written, but I had to MAKE myself finish the book. Read morePublished on March 20 2001
Lurie updates Henry James's perspectives on Americans in England while covering the love lives of the middle-aged. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001 by Philip Greenspun