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Auntie Mame : An Irreverent Escapade - Patrick Dennis

Auntie Mame

An Irreverent Escapade

Paperback Published: 5th August 2010
ISBN: 9780141194127
Number Of Pages: 336

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'Auntie Mame and I learned to love one another in as brief and painless a period as possible. That her amazing personality would attract me, just as it had seduced thousands of others, was a foregone conclusion. Her helter-skelter charm was, after all, notorious . . . '

When shy young heir Patrick is orphaned at the tender age of ten, the only family he has is his wealthy and eccentric aunt, a fabulous New York socialite named Mame. While prone to dramatic costumes, flights of fancy and expensive whims - not least her lives as a muse and a Southern belle - Auntie Mame will raise Patrick the only way she knows how- with humour, mishaps, unforgettable friends and lots and lots of love. Turned into a play, musical and two films, Auntie Mame is the most magnificent and hilarious work of love, style, wit and the life of a very modern aunt.

'Extravagant follies and delirious escapades' The New York Times

With an Afterword by Matteo Codignola

Industry Reviews

Like Tennessee Williams, Patrick Dennis caught the boldness, vitality, and iridescent theatricality of modern American personality. In Mame's mercurial metamorphoses we see American optimism and self-invention writ large. * Camille Paglia *
Extravaganet follies and delirious escapades. * New York Times *
As hilarious as a Marx brothers comedy. As elegant as a Schiaparelli eau de toilette. As exhilarating as laughing gas. * Vanity Fair *
'[Dennis] writes beautifully ... absolutely delightful ... camp as all boots but still funny!' -- Ian Hislop
One of the funniest books I've ever read ... a comedy classic -- Kate Saunders * Radio 4's A Good Read *

ISBN: 9780141194127
ISBN-10: 014119412X
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th August 2010
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1