Completely, searingly original.
The Independent

Spark’s very British bachelors come in every stripe

The Bachelors

Fiction by Muriel Spark

First found contentedly chatting in their London clubs, the cozy bachelors (as any Spark reader might guess) are not set to stay cozy for long. Soon enough, the men are variously tormented — defrauded or stolen from; blackmailed or pressed to attend horrid séances; plunged into the nastiest of lawsuits. And every horror delights: each is lit up by Spark’s uncanny wit, at once funny and deadly serious.

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Paperback (published May 27, 2014)

ISBN
9780811222983
Price US
14.95
Price CN
16
Page Count
144

Ebook (published May 27, 2014)

ISBN
9780811221344

Paperback (published May 27, 2014)

ISBN
9780811214247
Price US
12.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
192

Muriel Spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

Completely, searingly original.
The Independent
Witty, exacting, and wholly original.
—Maud Newton, Salon
Spark's 1960 novel follows a group of British bachelors whose cozy little world is shattered when they suddenly find themselves the target of blackmail, fraud, and other bits of nastiness courtesy of one of the lads. Spark is always a great read.
Library Journal
The Bachelors’ greatness is inherent in the reading.
The New Republic
One of the most decisive and unmistakable voices in contemporary fiction… Spark concocts a present-tense deadpan that is at once lyrical, extravagant, and gruesomely funny.
—Stephen Schiff, New Yorker