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  • Vainglory with Inclinations and Caprice

    By Ronald Firbank

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141196336
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2011
    The cult favorite absurdist comedy by a writer who inspired Wilde, Forster, and WaughThe fairly young and entirely alive Mrs. Shamefoot wants nothing more than to have a memorial stained-glass window installed in her honor in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded cast of hilariously drawn characters—Winsome Brooks, Lady Anne Pantry, Miss Wookie, Mrs. Barrow of Dawn, and Mrs. Steeple, among others—a riot of parties, and a bottomless sense of the ridiculous. Firbank's fine comic skill, quick-fire dialogue, and descriptive flights of fancy are perfectly captured in Vainglory, his first and longest novel, as well as in two novellas included here, Inclinations and Caprice.

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