Territorial Rights

A Novel

by Muriel Spark

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A witty, romantic farce from the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: “Beautifully put together and effortlessly entertaining” (The New York Times).
 
Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for a staid academic life are put on hold when he’s driven from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In Venice, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties, and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart’s desire, the city itself provides a priceless education in love, art, and beauty. 
 
Witty yet elegant, Territorial Rights is a celebration of human imperfection and complexity, with as many shifting identities, wardrobe changes, and sumptuous settings as a comic opera.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Muriel Spark including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s archive at the National Library of Scotland.
 
 
  

  • Open Road Media; March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781453245088
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Territorial Rights
  • Author: Muriel Spark
  • Imprint: Open Road Media
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In The Press

“Once in a while . . . a book comes along that is beautifully put together and effortlessly entertaining . . . Territorial Rights is such a novel.” —The New York Times

“[Spark is] one of this century’s finest creators of comic-metaphysical entertainment.” —The New York Times
 
 
  


About The Author

Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was a prolific Scottish novelist, short story writer, and poet whose darkly comedic voice made her one of the most distinctive writers of the twentieth century. Spark grew up in Edinburgh and worked as a department store secretary, writer for trade magazines, and literary editor before publishing her first novel in 1957. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), considered her masterpiece, was made into a stage play, a TV series, and a film. Spark became a Dame of the British Empire in 1993.
  

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  • 9781453245088