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

The Rachel Papers




Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award

Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn't come off quite as Charles expects...

  • 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

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

Scurrilous, shameless and very funny

Times Literary Supplement

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

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