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The Dud Avocado

The Dud Avocado

(1958)
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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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Used availability for Elaine Dundy's The Dud Avocado


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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : UK Hardback
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
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
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

June 2007 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dud Avocado (VMC)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 1-85381-581-0 / 978-1-85381-581-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: The Dud Avocado (Pavanne Books)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-330-29403-2 / 978-0-330-29403-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Books
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
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
Title: Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
ISBN: 0-451-02792-2 / 978-0-451-02792-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 1961 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Dud Avocado
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   

January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Dud Avocado (VMC Book 78)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2010 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Dud Avocado (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Elaine Dundy
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon   



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