ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Fiction

A Man Over Forty

| £6.66 | €7.49 | Ca$10.80 | Au$10.66
by Eric Linklater
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
A Man Over Forty by Eric Linklater

Eric Linklater's command of language and situation, and his gifts for humour and storytelling have seldom been better displayed than in A Man Over Forty, first published in 1963.

Edward Balintore is the archetypal television personality: big, loud, and assertive, given to reactionary sentiments and fits of explosive anger. In a 'depth' interview before the cameras he is driven to admitting a fear 'of being found out' and collapses with what the doctors call overstrain and nervous tension. Accompanied by his Watson or Sancho Panza, Guy Palladis, an elegant, detached and well-connected young man, he sets out on a long and varied quest for peace and an earthly paradise. Jamaica, Ireland, Greece, all are sampled in turn and nearly accepted; but in each some dissonant element from Balintore's past turns up and sends him on.

The Furies (If it is indeed they who are pursuing him), finally catch up with him in the Aegean in sight of Mount Athos - appropriately enough, for a man with a soul to save or sell.

This is a novel of great satirical and imaginative scope - a picture of red-blooded Dionysiac man bent on defying 'the solemn ones' who plague him.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 626930

Ebook Details
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781448205509 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following category:


This author has products in the following categories:

Fiction > Juvenile Fiction
Fiction > Classics
Nonfiction > Humor
Fiction > War & Military
Fiction > Historical
Nonfiction > History > Military > World War II
Fiction > Humorous
Fiction > Short Stories (single author)

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

© 2016