Mr. Beluncle

Mr. Beluncle

A Novel

Book - 2005 | Modern Library pbk. ed
Rate this:
"Like most great comedy," writes Darin Strauss in his Introduction, ""Mr. "Beluncle makes sport of the Stuffed Shirt, the Hypocritical Pious Gentleman, and the Tyrant, as well as the Big Spender-and all these descriptions fit a single character: Mr. Beluncle himself." One of V. S. Pritchett's most enduring characters, Mr. Beluncle is narcissistic, sanctimonious, and self-indulgent, yet despite these flaws he is undeniably compelling. Readers who follow this quirky British furniture salesman on his seemingly ordinary escapades-shopping for ridiculously expensive houses, attending services at his peculiar church, presiding over a tumultuous family meal-are in for a delightful and disquieting ride. Poignant, hilarious, and utterly unforgettable "Mr. Beluncle is an ideal introduction to one of the English language's most gifted authors.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2005
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed
ISBN: 0812973798 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC PRITCHETT
Characteristics: xxi, 298 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Mister Beluncle


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at KCLS

To Top