Academic Question by Barbara Pym

An Academic Question by Barbara Pym. 1986 Dutton, first American edition, 182 pages. Pym was an English novelist, forever forgotten and rediscovered.  In a retrospective in the New York Times: "However remote her themes may seem — a churn of parish politics and petty romances — beneath the gentle surfaces of her novels is a slow-building comedy, salt wit in a saline drip. " Pym wrote thirteen novels, Academic was published posthumously.

Condition: Jacket in good condition with some wear, price clipped, book in good condition with owner name on end paper

"What jewels will you be wearing tonight, Mother?"

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