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A Careless Widow and Other Stories

(1989)
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Here is England's leading man of letters-as old as the century-at the height of his powers, the incomparable V. S. Pritchett, who's brilliantly observed short stories have become classics in his own lifetime. In these six beautifully crafted stories-his latest effort-we see a master at work, casting his eye over the subjects he knows best, the ordinary men and women of England: studious 14-year-old Sarah, whose life is changed by a game of hide-and-seek; or Lionel Frazier, the hairdresser, who looks at a woman and sees only her head; or George Andrews, the salesman, for whom new floral carpeting is always an exciting omen. The genius of these stories is their familiarity-almost everyone will recognize a moment or a revelation of his own life in the experiences of Pritchett's utterly individual and incomparably real characters. Renowned in the United States and England, Pritchett celebrates his 89th birthday with the publication of these six masterpieces. V. S. Pritchett's admirers and those lucky enough to be discovering him for the first time will find in A Careless Widow the work of a major talent at its best.

Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1900-1997) was born over a toyshop in 1900 and, much to his everlasting distaste, was named after Queen Victoria. A writer and critic, his is widely reputed to be one of the best short story writers of all time, with the rare ability to capture the extraordinary strangeness of everyday life. He died in 1997.


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December 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Careless Widow & Other Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-517-09464-9 / 978-0-517-09464-8 (USA edition)
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December 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-7011-3438-0 / 978-0-7011-3438-9 (UK edition)
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October 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-394-57612-8 / 978-0-394-57612-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Careless Widow and other stories (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 1-4482-0047-4 / 978-1-4482-0047-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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March 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 0-7011-3697-9 / 978-0-7011-3697-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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January 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 1-5366-3254-6 / 978-1-5366-3254-5
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories
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April 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Careless Widow and Other Stories: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): V S Pritchett
ISBN: 1-85089-583-X / 978-1-85089-583-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Careless Widow and Other Stories (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): V S Pritchett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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