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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554172
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99
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Changing Places


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The first of the hilarious novels in the campus trilogy, Changing Places is a funny and wise tale of academic ill-manners – David Lodge at his comic best

When Philip Swallow and Professor Morris Zapp participate in their universities’ Anglo-American exchange scheme, the Fates play a hand, and each academic finds himself enmeshed in the life of his counterpart on the opposite side of the Atlantic. Nobody is immune to the exchange: students, colleagues, even wives are swapped as events spiral out of control. And soon both sundrenched Euphoric State university and rain-kissed university of Rummidge are a hotbed of intrigue, lawlessness and broken vows…

  • Pub date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780099554172
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

David Lodge

David Lodge (CBE)’s novels include Changing Places, Small World and Nice Work (shortlisted for the Booker) and, most recently, A Man of Parts. He has also written plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Praise for Changing Places

“A magnificent comic novel”

Guardian

“Three-star rating for a laugh a line”

Evening Standard

“Not since Lucky Jim has such a funny book about academic life come my way”

Sunday Times


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