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The British Museum Is Falling Down

(1965)
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Literature is mostly about having sex and not having children. Life is the other way around...

And that, precisely, is the dilemma that preoccupies Adam Appleby as he begins another day of research in the Reading Room of the British Museum. Adam is a graduate student in literature and a practicing Catholic in the days before the Pill. He is also married, has three children, and is not looking forward to the possiblity of a fourth.

On this foggy day in London, however, work and life conspire against him. As Adam makes his bumbling way through a series of misadventures that do little to alleviate his anxiety, the reader is treated to a hilarious and heartfelt tour of academia that only David Lodge could have created.


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July 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: The British Museum Is Falling Down
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-436-25530-8 / 978-0-436-25530-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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Paperback Editions

September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Museum is Falling Down (King Penguin)
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-012419-5 / 978-0-14-012419-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Museum Is Falling Down
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-09-955422-4 / 978-0-09-955422-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Museum is Falling Down (Penguin Decades)
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-104669-4 / 978-0-14-104669-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Museum is Falling Down (Penguin Decades)
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-14-006214-9 / 978-0-14-006214-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: British Museum is Falling Down
Author(s): David Lodge
ISBN: 0-586-02689-4 / 978-0-586-02689-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The British Museum Is Falling Down
Author(s): David Lodge
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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