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One Hand Clapping

(1961)
(One Hand Clappin)
A novel by

 
 
Used car salesman Howard Shirley is watching England's most popular high-stakes TV quiz show with his wife, Janet, in their modest provincial house when it strikes him that his freakish "photographic brain" might make them an easy fortune. It also leads to first-class travel, luxury hotels, mink coats, some misguided philanthropy, and ultimately, outrageously, and comically, not entirely accidental death. Talkatively and divertingly narrated from Janet's worldly perspective, the tragi-comedy of Howard, his one-of-a-kind mind, and the modern world's trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess -- at once hilarious and provocative.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 1996 : UK Hardback

Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-09-959101-4 / 978-0-09-959101-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 1972 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-394-47280-2 / 978-0-394-47280-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
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December 1964 : UK Hardback

Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-432-08100-3 / 978-0-432-08100-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Not Avail
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 1-84668-918-X / 978-1-84668-918-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Hand Clapping (Anthony Burgess Collection)
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 1-905636-99-7 / 978-1-905636-99-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BEAUTIFUL BOOKS
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Hand Clapping: A Novel
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-7867-0631-7 / 978-0-7867-0631-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-09-959081-6 / 978-0-09-959081-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Hand Clapping
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-345-03151-2 / 978-0-345-03151-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books (1973)
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