A Man of Parts: A Novel by David Lodge

A Man of Parts by David Lodge
Viking / On Sale: September 19, 2011 


“A mad carnival of books, sex, celebrity, social activism, notoriety, and love, Wells’ fervent and unconventional life is prime material for astutely mischievous and marveling comedy, and Lodge is all but purring throughout this capacious, bawdy, historically veracious, and profoundly perceptive novel.”

“[A Man of Parts] bounds along terrifically and never tires, even in bed…Lodge does succeed in showing what made Wells, in his lifetime, so irresistible.”
—The Guardian

“The artistry is considerable…the style is clear, light and graceful…Lodge greatly fleshes out the loves of Wells’s life.”
—Times Literary Supplement

“Absorbing…Full of astonishing incidents.”
—The Financial Times

In A MAN OF PARTS (Viking / On Sale: September 19, 2011 / ISBN: 978-0-670-02298-4 / $26.95 / 432pp.) David Lodge, in a style called “clear, light and graceful” by the Times Literary Supplement, fleshes out a moving, funny, and sexy novel about the life of the British writer H.G. Wells.

Sequestered in the Spring of 1944 in his blitz-battered townhouse on the rim of Regent’s Park, as the Second World War moves into its final phase, the ailing Herbert George Wells looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and many women – for Wells was quite promiscuous – and asks himself, has it all been a success or a failure?

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The Campus Trilogy: Changing Places; Small World; Nice Work by David Lodge
Penguin Paperback / On Sale: September 27, 2011

For the first time in the U.S., David Lodge’s three delightfully sophisticated campus novels are now gathered in one volume. THE CAMPUS TRILOGY (Penguin Paperback / On Sale: September 27, 2011 / ISBN: 9780143120209 / $20.00 / 832 pages), featuring Changing Places, Small World, and Nice Work, exposes the world of academia at its best—and its worst.

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Blog giveaways will include your choice of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine or The War of the Worlds

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