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The Freaks of Mayfair

(1916)
A novel by

 

In a series of hilariously dry fictional sketches, E F Benson introduces us to some of the more bizarre inhabitants of Mayfair's Edwardian high society - a world he knew intinately. Each is a distinct representative of an anthropological 'type': Sir Louis and Lady Mary Marigold turn snobbery into an art form; 'Aunt' George is a bachelor with a passion for embroidery; Mrs Weston, a devotee of every new health-cult and spiritual fad; Horace Campbell, the jealous and poisonous society gossip; the socalled 'grizzly kittens' Babs Begum and Charlie Gordon, refuse to grow old gracefully; Mrs Sarah Whitehand is the social-climbing wife of an American toilet-bowl magnate; and Mr Sandow, the socialite vicar who seems interested in everything but real spirituality. These and a number of other intriguing specimens, all greedily jockeying for social standing in this most exclusive of societies, are impaled, Iabelled and preserved for our entertainment on the razor-sharp scalpel of Benson's savage wit.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : Hardback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson, George Plank
ISBN: 1-340-00423-2 / 978-1-340-00423-1
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-297-54620-2 / 978-1-297-54620-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Andesite Press
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair (Prion humour classics)
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-85375-429-3 / 978-1-85375-429-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-4086-0304-7 / 978-1-4086-0304-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nash Press
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson, George Plank
ISBN: 1-294-40396-6 / 978-1-294-40396-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 1-290-66445-5 / 978-1-290-66445-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-171-83754-2 / 978-1-171-83754-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson, George Plank
ISBN: 1-177-52232-2 / 978-1-177-52232-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F 1867-1940 Benson
ISBN: 1-176-07012-6 / 978-1-176-07012-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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October 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair
Author(s): E F Benson
ISBN: 0-7012-0697-7 / 978-0-7012-0697-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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Audio Editions

January 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Freaks Of Mayfair (Classic Books on Cassette Collection) [UNABRIDGED]
Author(s): E F Benson, Flo Gibson (Narrator)
ISBN: 1-55685-670-9 / 978-1-55685-670-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Freaks Of Mayfair
Author(s): E F Benson
Publisher: Nash Press
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Freaks of Mayfair (Illustrated)
Author(s): E F Benson
Publisher:
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