Author: I Allan Sealy
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186939040
A contemporary classic, it is a literary extravaganza, a huge, funny, constantly surprising novel that spans two centuries and two cultures.
Seven generations of the Trotter family populate the comic epic that is by turns satirical, poignant, and magical. Embellished by everything from advertisements and recipes to couplets, elegies, and learned digressions, it is a triumph of imaginative energy that can be read piecemeal or taken whole.
REVIEWS:Unique, imaginative, richly inventive - - Chicago Tribune
The comic genius of a Hogarth - - Sunday Observer
An overflowing brantub of a book, part fantasy, part history, full of delightful anecdotes and startling observations . . . History as an extravaganza - - London Magazine
Unstintingly entertaining - - Kirkus Reviews
Practical advice on everything from painting miniatures to injecting oil up the nostrils of camels . . . A farrago of wonderfully arcane knowledge - - Punch