The Great Pursuit and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £8.99
  • You Save: £1.80 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Great Pursuit has been added to your Basket
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Great Pursuit Paperback – 7 Nov 2002


See all 20 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£7.19
£3.59 £0.01
£7.19 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Great Pursuit + The Throwback + Indecent Exposure
Price For All Three: £20.77

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (7 Nov 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099435497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099435495
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Tom Sharpe has now turned his weapons of comic destructiveness onto that sitting target or lame duck: the literary world" Observer "Mr Sharpe constructs his plot with immense care. He also, more to the point, has a nice line in lewd jokes. I understand that this sort of thing isn't to everybody's taste, but I laughed out loud" -- Guy Bellamy Punch "Individual blend of robust farce and deeply cutting satire" The Listener "Tom Sharpe is the funniest novelist writing today" -- Philip Howard The Times

Book Description

A hilarious dose of British farce from Tom Sharpe, the bestselling author of Wilt and Porterhouse Blue.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Oct 2001
Format: Paperback
The great pursuit revolves around a publicity trip which goes horribly wrong. All the ingredients of a good farce are in here - rioting, false identities, grotesque characters, mad passions, trips to police stations and a bit of suspected arson and attempted murder thrown in too. The plot is promising, but somehow it's just not that funny. I enjoyed Wilt, Vintage stuff and Porterhouse Blue, and have read a few of his other books, and I thought that this didn't quite measure up. But it's still worth a read on a rainy afternoon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. G. Foy on 13 Oct 2010
Format: Paperback
Tom Sharpe is THE funniest writer ever, his dry confusion and willingness to state the obvious has me in stitches.
Brilliant read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mrs V A Rowley on 9 July 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Reallygood
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The headline sounds like a criticism but it attempts to be a parody of what Sharpe is parodying. Readers who know even a little about academic lit crit will recognise the po-faced characterisation of someone famous. Whether the changes were necessary is up to the reader to determine but read it and see it on at least two levels.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Another epic farce from the master of the genre. Sad to hear that the author died recently.Well worth a read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By A Raduch on 12 Sep 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very funny. I am now barred from reading Tom Sharpe at night because I laughed so much, I can't help it, that I keep waking the wife up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By H. A. Boston on 22 Aug 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I would say not one of Tom Sharpe's best, however, I do find it humorous in places. not worth the price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback