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The Tormenting of Lafayette Jackson

(1988)
A novel by

 
 
A sparkling story of literary skullduggery, set amidst the ancient spires and verdant quads of Oxford. Two high-spirited American students watch as an obsessive colleague pursues a lethal vendetta against a visiting American Professor of History. A crackling adventure -- part comic romp, part novel of manners, and completely enchanting.

"Rosenheim weaves the strands of the narrative together with a skill that makes it seem effortless ... a voice like that seems capable of great comic invention -- something approximating the savagery of Evelyn Waugh, the inspired silliness of P.G. Wodehouse" -- The New York Times Book Review

"Old themes are turned into newly minted pleasures in this Waugh-like and expertly done first novel .... A kind of American-eye Lucky Jim with two dashes of Brideshead, mixed under the spirit of the American expatriates: pleasure from start to finish. Kirkus Reviews

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: The Tormenting of Lafayette Jackson
Author(s): Andrew Rosenheim
ISBN: 0-87923-704-X / 978-0-87923-704-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
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February 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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