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Angels on toast

1st Vintage Books ed.

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Written between the 1930s and the 1950s, the novels of Dawn Powell evoke a time when an artist manqué could come to New York with no money and improvise a life there within days; an era when even the most melancholy hotel housed a population of genteel eccentrics. They are comic masterpieces, inhabited by charming hacks, hustlers, and poseurs, deliciously venal men, Machiavellian women, and monstrous children.

In the world of Angels on Toast (1940), everyone is triumphantly on the make. Lou Donovan, the entrepreneur who ricochets frantically between his well-connected wife, his disreputable ex, and his dangerously greedy mistress. Trina Kameray, the exotic adventuress whose job title is as phony as her accent. T.V. Truesdale, the man with the aristocratic manner, the fourteen-dollar suit, and the hyperactive eye for the main chance. The deals and machinations of these characters make this novel dizzyingly fast-paced and deliriously entertaining.

Edition Notes

"Originally published by Charles Scribner's Sons ... in 1940"--T.p. verso.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3531.O936 A83 1989

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxi, 273 p. ;
Number of pages
273

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2216901M
Internet Archive
angelsontoast00powe_0
ISBN 10
0679726861
LC Control Number
89040281
Library Thing
117936
Goodreads
217076
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