A jet-black comedy – a wonderful morality tale.

Bookslut

A satirical gem about class, work, and sex

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Fiction by Muriel Spark

The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the wickedly farcical tale of an English factory turned upside-down by a Scot who may or may not be in league with the Devil. Hired to do “human research” into the lives of the workers, Dougal Douglas stirs up mayhem.

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Paperback (published May 27, 2014)

ISBN
9780811222990
Price US
14.95
Price CN
16
Page Count
144

Ebook (published May 27, 2014)

ISBN
9780811221337

Muriel Spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

A jet-black comedy – a wonderful morality tale.

Bookslut

Exhilarating, exuberant splendor.

—William Boyd

Completely surprising, funny, and cruel: unmatchable and unmissable.

The Times (London)

Muriel Spark is the master of malice and mayhem.

—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Touched with a Satanic glamour, witty and quite perfect in its construction, this light and mock-folkloric novel is the work of an inspired satirist.

Publishers Weekly

Authentic and fresh.

—Gerald Skyes, The New York Times Book Review