The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton
Russell H Greenan

The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton

Random House, 1973. First edition First edition (stated). Hardcover. 247 pp. Fine but for a small ownership signature and date on the front free endpaper that has been covered over, touch of foxing about the edges of the text block. In bright, crisp dust jacket. Offbeat novel, the author's fourth, in which a conventional middle aged man who has lived alone in the family's old home after he suffers from a concussion in the War. His best friend is Eulalia, whose voice makes lfe seem a little less desolate; Eulalia is a china pitcher. The reader also finds herein a couple of murders (three if you count the dog), a backyard graveyard, a mysterious archaeologist who hunts for an Egyptian secret she believes is hidden on the grounds, and some baroque revenge. Near Fine Hardcover 9780394482835 (Item ID: E21613)


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