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The Polyglots Paperback – 13 Jul 2001

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Prion Books Ltd; New edition edition (13 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853754455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853754456
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,491,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'I have talent, but he has genius' -- Evelyn Waugh

'One of the funniest English writers of the century' -- Philip Toynbee

'One of the most original and influential English novels of the 20th century' -- William Boyd

'The humour of life, the poetry of death and release of the spirit... [he] describes as no prose writer has done...' -- Olivia Manning, The Times


This is the tale of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East through the uncertain years afer World War I and the Russian Revolution. The tale is recounted by their dryly conceited young English relative who comes to stay with them during his military mission to the East.

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