The Calligrapher: A Novel
- Author:Edward Docx
- Publisher:Mariner Books
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- Sales Rank:1,898,020
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- Language:English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
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- Dimensions (in):8.6 x 5.5 x 1
- Publication Date:January 11, 2005
A modern tale of sexual mores and city life, Edward Docx's brilliant debut is a witty novel of spurned lovers, elaborately planned seduction, plotted revenge, and surprising secrets.
Jasper Jackson is a rapacious heartbreaker who is greatly overdue for a reckoning. He is also a passionate, charming, sophisticated young Londoner, well versed in life's ﬁner enjoyments — art and wine, great food and engaging friendships — who happens to eke out his stylish existence in the improbable vocation of calligraphy. While working on a commission to transcribe the love poetry of John Donne, he glimpses an alluring woman in the courtyard outside his window. Madeleine is in every way his match — sexy, intelligent, and, above all, elusive. But his mission to seduce her marks the start of his unraveling.
A contemporary comedy of manners for fans of Nick Hornby or Julian Barnes, The Calligrapher dazzles with its acute observations about truth and deceit in the eternal battle of love.
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