Collected Stories Of Rumpole

Mortimer, John

£14.99

Twenty of the best stories featuring the irrespressible pillar of the British legal system, Horace Rumpole.

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Horace Rumpole – witty, eloquent, dishevelled and cynical – is one of fiction’s best-loved barristers-at-law. In these twenty classic tales, Rumpole battles through the Old Bailey, whether defending various members of an incompetent South London crime family, taking on haute-cuisine chefs and showfolk or mocking the pomposity of his own profession, all the while being held in check by his wife, Hilda: the wonderful, fearsome She Who Must Be Obeyed.

These collected stories, in Penguin Modern Classics for the first time, are a definitive introduction to one of the wisest and wittiest characters in British comic writing and a reminder of what justice should really be about. With a new introduction by Sam Leith, former literary editor of the Daily Telegraph and contributor to the Evening Standard, Guardian and Spectator.

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Weight 447 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 28 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 636

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K