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eBook Ancestral Vices ePub

by Tom Sharpe

  • ISBN: 0816175853
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Tom Sharpe
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co,US (December 31, 1998)
  • ePub book: 1294 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1875 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf txt mbr
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 875

Description

1. Lord Petrefact pressed the bell on the arm of his wheelchair and smiled. As an incentive it was only partially successful.

1. While it saved a number of valuable books from being used for improper purposes it had the disadvantage of making even limited ventilation impossible and the cleaning of the inside glass a matter of infinite patience and dubious value. Before long the great glass structure had assumed a mottled and perfervid green which had at least the merit of giving the Library a faintly botanical air from the outside.

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This novel is a work of fiction. Names and characters are the product of the author’s imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Tom Sharpe, Ancestral Vices.

Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He did his national service in the Marines before moving to South Africa in 1951, where he did social work before teaching in Natal. He had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg from 1957 until 1961, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.

Ancestral Vices book. Tom Sharpe’s articulation and enormous vocabulary is again put to good use in his depiction of a college professor and university lecturer. In the well established tradition of Sharpe’s Wilt series, he brings rip-roaring laughter both in and out of the classroom. Ancestral Vices main Ancestral Vices Not everything that counts can be measured. Not everything that can be measured counts. Ancestral Vices by Tom Sharpe is another hilarious spoof about our brothers of higher learning.

by. Sharpe, Tom. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Производитель: "Arrow Books".

With his only friend a computer, Walden Yapp has lived a singular life. I don't know how he does it! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. In short: a strait-laced Professor is asked to write a tell-all book about the less-than-perfect Petrefacts.

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Comments

Getaianne Getaianne
Really, I do not know how often I have read Tom Sharpe's books but each time I am ill I start them again. They seem to help me recover very quickly. What good fun!
Hi_Jacker Hi_Jacker
"Ancestral Vices" (1980) is a fair quality Tom Sharpe outing but definitely not among his best. If you're new to Tom Sharpe then you're in for a treat if you read "Blott on the Landscape" or "Wilt". Tom Sharpe is an equal opportunity disliker - whether you're liberal, conservative, gay, straight, industrialist, environmentalist, rich, or poor - there's probably a nasty word for whatever you identify with. Knowing this helps you enjoy and laugh at his satirical and often quite evil humor. I have reread Tom Sharpe many times because he can be riotously funny. In "Ancestral Vices" the funny passages are rather sparse.
Kelerius Kelerius
Introduced to Tom Sharpe's work by a Brit friend, I can't get enough of this amazing author! "Ancestral Vices" literally made my cry with laughter. Yapp's horrifying experience with the "Ablution Bath" sent me into gales of giggles, as did the run amok motorized wheelchair scenario. Lord Petrefact, Willie Coppett, the sex toy factory...all of it was enough to make a cat laugh. Sharpe is warped, twisted, and totally delightful! Simply, hysterically funny!
Melipra Melipra
Solid Tom Sharpe - read this book back in the early 80's and just wanted a re-read. Sharpes wit has not dimmed with time or an increase in my age. Still relevant today.
Foginn Foginn
I've always enjoyed reading Tom Sharpe books and this one is worth the read! Not as many laughs as in Indecent Exposure, but that was my first read so I would remember it well.
Kigul Kigul
I purchased a set of Tom Sharpe books for my Husband who fell in love with them years ago while traveling in England on Business. He laughs out loud whenever he reads one of the books and he tells me he's read them before and will probably read them again. For someone to tell you it was the "best present I could have given him for his birthday" says it all.
Dreladred Dreladred
The doyen of righteousness Prof Walden Yapp does his best to protect workers from sadistic bosses. However, he becomes enmeshed within the ancestral vices of the Petrefact family and their fortune making mill in Buscott. Unfortunately, the mill does not manufacture country style millinery, but adult sex products.
Another winner from Tom Sharpe that I just had to read.
Sharpe's sense of humor is wonderful.