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Author, Author

(2004)
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In David Lodge's last novel, Thinks... the novelist Henry James was invisibly present in quotation and allusion. In Author, Author he is centre stage, sometimes literally. The story begins in December 1915, with the dying author surrounded by his relatives and servants, most of whom have private anxieties of their own, then loops back to the 1880s, to chart the course of Henry's 'middle years', focusing particularly on his friendship with the genial Punch artist and illustrator, George Du Maurier, and his intimate but chaste relationship with the American writer Constance Fenimore Woolson. By the end of the decade Henry is seriously worried by the failure of his books to 'sell', and decides to try and achieve fame and fortune as a playwright, at the same time that George Du Maurier, whose sight is failing, diversifies into writing novels. The consequences, for both men, are surprising, ironic, comic and tragic by turns, reaching a climax in the years 1894-5. As Du Maurier's Trilby, to the bewilderment of its author himself, becomes the bestseller of the century, Henry anxiously awaits the first night of his make-or-break play, Guy Domville... Thronged with vividly drawn characters.


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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-670-03349-9 / 978-0-670-03349-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-436-20527-0 / 978-0-436-20527-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-303609-2 / 978-0-14-303609-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-102152-7 / 978-0-14-102152-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Author! Author!
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-101822-4 / 978-0-14-101822-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-436-20543-2 / 978-0-436-20543-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
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January 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Author(s): David Lodge
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January 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Author, Author
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January 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 1-4074-7707-2 / 978-1-4074-7707-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: AUTHOR, AUTHOR
Author(s): DAVID LODGE
ISBN: 1-84505-373-7 / 978-1-84505-373-4 (UK edition)
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 1-4193-5395-0 / 978-1-4193-5395-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Author, Author
Author(s): David Lodge
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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