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  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241339480
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

Madame du Deffand and the Idiots




Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry.

'She was bored and fought against her boredom, which only bored her still more.'

Five sparkling, irreverent brief portraits of famous literary figures (including libertines, eccentrics and rogues) from Spain's greatest living writer.

  • Pub date: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241339480
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

About the Author

Javier Marias

Javier Marias was born in 1951. His novels, short stories and essay collections have won a dazzling array of international literary awards. His work has been translated into thirty-four languages and more than five million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. He has held academic posts in Spain, the United States and in Britain, as Lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University and was recently nominated to be a member of the Real Academia de la Lengua Española. He lives in Madrid.

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