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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401705
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

The Rachel Papers




A new reissue series of Martin Amis's novels to mark his 70th birthday

Charles Highway is every mother's worst nightmare.

Precociously intelligent, mercilessly manipulative and highly sexed, Charles devotes the last of his teenage years to bedding girls and evading the half-arsed overtures of his distant parents. That is, until, he meets the aloof, wildly unattainable, Rachel.

As Charles's twentieth birthday - and the Oxford entrance exams - loom, his plans for seducing Rachel will draw him into a private collection of obsessional notes and observations: the eponymous 'Rachel Papers'.

WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD

'Scurrilous, shameless and very funny' The Times Literary Supplement

'Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving' Peter Ackroyd

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446401705
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time’s Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.

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Praise for The Rachel Papers

A magnificent novel, a masterpiece really, its prose energetic, angry, honest and so funny

Andrew Billen, The Times

Amis has brought off the feat of satirizing his contemporaries while making them both funny and, in a bizarre way, moving

Peter Ackroyd

Amis's arrogantly assured manner is a formidable weapon, spraying the target with disdainful wit, ingenious obscenity, astute literariness, loathing, lust, anxiety and an all-pervading hyper-self-consciousness

Observer

Extravagantly sexual-highly enjoyable

Evening Standard

Scurrilous, shameless and very funny

Time Literary Supplement

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