The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,041,502 members ⚫ 1,330,841 ebooks

New to

Learn more

The Florence King Reader

The Florence King Reader by Florence King
Not available
US$ 7.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Florence King has made the past two decades the venue for an astonishing, fiercely witty, and altogether unique writing career. Humorist, memoirist, essayist, critic, reviewer--none of these does full justice to her name (just as unreconstructed Southerner, gun-toting right-wing feminist, high-church Episcopal athiest, postmenopausal misanthropic monarchist fails to convey the full scope of her persona). She is that rare creature in contemporary American writing, a critic in the grand tradition, beholden to no ideology or interest beyond her own sense of what is smart and what is stupid. She is, among other things, a columnist for National Review; a book reviewer for The New York Times; the author of a classic autobiography, several books of general essays, a satirical novel, and books on themes as diverse as Southerners, men, and misanthropy. Her forebearers include Bierce, Mencken, Parker; among her admirers today are P.J. O'Rourke, Alistair Cooke, and George Will.
The Florence King Reader is the book her fans have been waiting for: The author herself has combed twenty years of work, and the result is this irresistible distillation of the best of King. Here are a complete novel, When Sisterhood Was in Flower, long out of print; selections from her other books (including the classic Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady); a chapter from her long-lost historical novel, The Barbarian Princess (cultists take note!); and dozens of her always memorable reviews and uncollected essays.
King beginners will find here a crash course in the world of literature's own Genghis Khan; aficionado's will find, finally, all the classic Florence that has slipped out of print. All will find themselves delighted--shocked, perhaps, often stunned or debilitated by laughter, but always delighted.

St. Martin's Press; Read online
Title: The Florence King Reader
Author: Florence King
More Fiction
Subject categories

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...