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In Search of Love and Beauty

(1983)
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This observant and insightful novel reveals, in rich and poignant detail, the interior lives of three generations of people in their quest for love and beauty Louise, not content with her husband's gentle affection, strives to reclaim her youth in titillating social and spiritual adventures. Her daughter Marietta searches for beauty in lofty ideas and in her obsession for her son Mark, who believes love is to be found in the pursuit of money and young, vacuous lovers. And Leo, their eccentric, self-styled guru, satisfies himself with power-commanding the bodies and souls of his followers.

Demonstrating Jhabvala's deft twists of irony and humor, In Search of Love and Beauty brings several lifespans, full of hopes and ideals, within our grasp.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: In Search of Love and Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0-7195-4062-3 / 978-0-7195-4062-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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June 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: In Search of Love and Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0-688-02035-6 / 978-0-688-02035-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Search Of Love And Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0-7195-6196-5 / 978-0-7195-6196-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Search of Love and Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 1-58243-016-0 / 978-1-58243-016-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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April 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: In Search of Love and Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0-671-74739-8 / 978-0-671-74739-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone Books
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June 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: In Search of Love And Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
ISBN: 0-14-006921-6 / 978-0-14-006921-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In Search of Love and Beauty
Author(s): Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: Counterpoint
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