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The Dud Avocado

(1958)
A novel by

 
 
The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living.

“I had to tell someone how much I enjoyed The Dud Avocado. It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name for a law firm).” - Groucho Marx

"[The Dud Avocado] is one of the best novels about growing up fast..." -The Guardian

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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (VMC Designer Collection)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 1-84408-760-3 / 978-1-84408-760-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Serendipity)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-7531-6324-1 / 978-0-7531-6324-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-7181-1219-9 / 978-0-7181-1219-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Dud Avocado (VMC Designer Collection)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-349-01037-4 / 978-0-349-01037-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 1-59017-232-9 / 978-1-59017-232-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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May 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: The Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-7531-6327-6 / 978-0-7531-6327-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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August 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 1-85381-581-0 / 978-1-85381-581-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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July 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-330-29403-2 / 978-0-330-29403-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-330-28368-5 / 978-0-330-28368-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 1961 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-451-02792-2 / 978-0-451-02792-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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March 1961 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Vintage Signet, D1915)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-451-01915-6 / 978-0-451-01915-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New American Library
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: Virago
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dud Avocado (Virago Modern Classics Book 133)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: Virago
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November 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon