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 Bascombe Novels (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) Hardcover – 14 Apr 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover, 14 Apr 2009
£20.77
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 1322 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library (14 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307269035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307269034
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 6 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,089,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"With a mastery second to none, Richard Ford has created a character we know as well as our next-door neighbors. Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own." --"The New York Times Book Review"

With a mastery second to none, Richard Ford has created a character we know as well as our next-door neighbors. Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siecle wisdom that is very much his own. "The New York Times Book Review""

Book Description

Arguably Ford's best novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay Of The Land - brought together in the Everyman classic hardback edition --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Three of the great American novels ever written, together in one place and at a bargain price. This is truly amazing writing that rewards regular re-reading. The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land are included - a loose trilogy following the varying fortunes of Frank Bascombe and his particular observations of life. Highly recommended.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Loved his latest LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU more than these
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A bargain: cheaper by far than the three equivalent paperbacks; and something to hand on to future generations.

As to the novels, the Lay of the Land, the third and longest, is, for me, the masterpiece here, but the great advantage of buying all three novels together is that it incentives the reader to stick with Ford and with Frank Bascombe through the earlier volumes of his life story.

The book is, however, a bit heavy to handle/carry around.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
meditative musings of a philosophical nature...
Of being a man,
with women,
with men,
within a society...
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good read
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Look for similar items by category


Feedback