Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • Miss O'Brookomore became evasive. "I want you to repress yourself a little for a few days. Be more discreet." "Because ----" "Professor and Mrs. Cowsend have the rooms next ours..." "Buz Let them " "Also, the Arbanels are here on their honeymoon.......


  • The fairly young and entirely alive Mrs. Shamefoot wants nothing more than to have a memorial stained-glass window installed in her honor in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory...



  • Sarah Sinquier, living with her father and mother, a cathedral canon and his wife, in a town bursting with churches, is champing at the bit.She has a dream: the stage. Her dramatic sense is certainly acute. Shall she simply recite, as her father ...


  • Her ladyship languishes on the jaguar-skin sofa, robed in pyjamas; a negro boy roams the gold city streets, searching for a shabet but dreaming of butterflies; there, encased in a chasuble, his Eminence baptises the Duquesa DunEden. These are scenes ...


  • "A delightfully funny novel by the UK''s ""first modernist novelist,"" The Flower Beneath the Foot is the story of a court on the eve of a royal wedding. This edition includes an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst. Neither her Gaudiness the Mistress o...


  • Three More Novels is a series of animated tableaux filled with beautiful, eccentric women pursuing pleasure in the most wicked, perverse, irresponsible ways, written by an extraordinary Englishman who dared to be as original in his books as he was in...


  • "A person who dislikes Ronald Firbank,"" quipped W. H. Auden, ""may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality, but I do not wish ever to see him again."" Edmund Wilson pronounced him ""one of the finest writers of his period."" Part high camp c...