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Polycarp's Progress

(1935)
A novel by

 
John Polycarp Jarvis, called Polycarp after the first bishop of Smyrna because his father thinks "most Christian names are not Christian enough", takes his boss's daughter for a day out on his twenty-first birthday, for which he is fired. He goes on to start and lose job after job, bus-driver, stunt-flyer, fake medicine hawker, kennel keeper, finishing up as a magazine editor and theatrical impresario. A picaresque romp through 1930s England.

    


Hardback Editions

March 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Polycarp's Progress
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 0-434-10774-3 / 978-0-434-10774-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Polycarp's Progress
Author(s): Victor Canning
ISBN: 1-291-04181-8 / 978-1-291-04181-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: lulu.com
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