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The Mistressclass

(2003)
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Adam is a writer, struggling to come to terms with the death of his painter father, Robert, and his difficult marriage to Catherine. Before he married Catherine, he had been the lover of her sister, Vinny. The classic menage a trois seems about to repeat itself, when Adam discovers his wife's father was less innocent than he had thought. Set mainly in contemporary London, partly in France, the action also harks back to the 1970's. The narrative evokes the style of the nineteenth century novelists and their themes: desire, guilt, pleasure. Pastoral landscapes alternate with those of the inner city and the past's interaction with the present is acted out by ghosts. The dead father haunts his son; in real life Vinny haunts her sister; and the whole novel is haunted by one of its great earliest exponents, Charlotte Bronte, and her passionate search for creative fulfilment.

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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mistressclass
Author(s): Roberts Michele
ISBN: 0-316-72550-1 / 978-0-316-72550-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Mistressclass: A Novel
Author(s): Michele Roberts
ISBN: 0-8050-7440-6 / 978-0-8050-7440-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Mistressclass: A Novel
Author(s): Michele Roberts
ISBN: 0-312-42365-9 / 978-0-312-42365-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mistressclass
Author(s): Michele Roberts
ISBN: 1-86049-982-1 / 978-1-86049-982-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: The Mistressclass
Author(s): Michele Roberts
ISBN: 0-356-23536-X / 978-0-356-23536-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Mistressclass: A Novel
Author(s): Michele Roberts
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mistressclass
Author(s): Michele Roberts
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mistressclass
Author(s): Michele Roberts
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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