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Personal Pleasures

(1935)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Rose Macaulay was one of the most popular satirical novelists of her day. In this lively, anecdotal collection, she turns her admittedly opinionated attention to life's random, and largely unrecorded, pleasures. From as-tronomy to new cars, church-going to the turtles in Hyde Park, she never fails to delight and amuse with her sure philosophical sense, sharp wit, and unerring eye for life's subtle ironies. "How true it is that every pleasure has also its reverse side, in brief, its pain. Therefore, I have added to most of my pleasures the little flavor of bitterness, the flaw in their perfec-tions ...which tang their sweetness and remind us of their mortality and our own, and that nothing in this world is perfect."



Used availability for Rose Macaulay's Personal Pleasures

Hardback Editions

June 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Personal Pleasures
Author(s): Rh Value Publishing
ISBN: 0-517-65567-5 / 978-0-517-65567-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crescent
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January 1936 : UK Hardback
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Title: Personal Pleasures
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 0-575-00201-8 / 978-0-575-00201-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Victor Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Personal Pleasures
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 1-4482-0411-9 / 978-1-4482-0411-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Personal Pleasures
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 1-888173-35-1 / 978-1-888173-35-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akadine Press
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March 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Personal Pleasures
Author(s): Rose, Dame Macaulay
ISBN: 0-88001-265-X / 978-0-88001-265-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Pr
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1971 : USA Paperback

Title: Personal pleasures (Essay index reprint series)
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 0-8369-2195-X / 978-0-8369-2195-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books for Libraries Press
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