Saroja lives in a village with her parents, aunt and beautiful elder sister Lalitha. Ambitious and spoilt, Lalitha has dreams of being a movie star that are fulfilled when a film-maker casts her in his documentary on village life. Overnight Lalitha becomes the talk of the town; her latent sexuality manifests itself and she uses her elevated status to her advantage. Kamala Markandaya?s Two Virgins is coming-of-age story that portrays a child?s loss of innocence due to events beyond her control. Printed Pages: 200. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: She tossed and turned, her body an alien creature full of strange, strong impulses beyond her control. Saroja lives in a village with her parents, aunt and beautiful elder sister Lalitha. Saroja s life is uncomplicated, and simple things give her joy like the birth of a calf or a taste of one of Chingleput s sweets. Lalitha, on the other hand, believes she is too good for the village. Ambitious and spoilt, she has dreams of being a movie star that are fulfilled when a film-maker casts her in his documentary on village life. Overnight Lalitha becomes the talk of the town; her latent sexuality manifests itself and she uses her elevated status to her advantage. Basking in Lalitha s reflected glory Saroja tries to imitate her womanly wiles, which results in confused ideas about sexuality and ambition. But when the family is faced with a scandal, Saroja emerges with a practical outlook on life.
Titel: Two Virgins
Verlag: Penguin Books India
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins UK Jul 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 197x133x23 mm. Neuware - Seventy-Two Virgins is a comic political novel, with similar appeal to Stephen Fry or Ben Elton, written by one of Britain's most popular politicians. It is Boris Johnson's first novel and was widely acclaimed on publication. The American President, on a State Visit to Britain is giving a major address to a top-level audience in Westminster Hall. Ferocious security -- with some difficulties in communication -- is provided by a joint force of the United States Secret Service and Scotland Yard. The best sharpshooters from both countries are stationed on the roof of the Parliament buildings. Then a stolen ambulance runs into trouble with the Parking Authorities. A hapless Member of Parliament, having mislaid his crucial pass, is barred from Westminster, his bicycle regarded as a potential lethal weapon. And a man going by the name of Jones, although born in Karachi, successfully slips through the barriers, and whole new ball game starts. Despite the united efforts of the finest security minds, events begin to spin out of control. A remarkable new worldwide reality television show dominates the airwaves. And the most unlikely heroes emerge! 326 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780007198054
Buchbeschreibung Sioux Falls, SD Astro Black Books 1977., 1977. G. Rubbed edges. Back lower corner creased, some black discoloration on back cover near spine. Spine wear. 1st ptg edition. Artikel-Nr. 003350
Buchbeschreibung Longmans Green And Co, 1924. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1924. 184 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards.Inscription to the free endpaper. Good bright pages. Light tanning to the endpapers. Foxing to the text block. Rough cut pages.Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Spine sunned. book. Artikel-Nr. 1454502049CEB
Buchbeschreibung Verlag Progreß Moskau. o. J. (um 1970); 421/465 Seiten; Format 20 x 13,5 cm; hellbrauner Kunstleder-Deckel mit Illustrationen, mit O.Schutzumschlag; gut erhalten. Artikel-Nr. AA-3288
Buchbeschreibung Green and Co. London, Longmans, 1924. Leinen. 8°. X, 184. Original-Leinen, Frakturschrift. Sprache: Englisch, Ecken leicht bestossen, Papier altersbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst GUTES EXEMPLAR. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden : Konto auch in der Schweiz vorhanden (PostFinance) 455 Gramm. Buch. Artikel-Nr. T214664
Buchbeschreibung Thessaloniki, 1982. 436 pp. 35 plts. Soft cover. Greek text with english summary. Artikel-Nr. 143280
Buchbeschreibung Water Information Center New York 1974, 1974. LEINEN, Lex.8°, Einbände staubbeschmutzt, deinventarisierte Bibliotheksexemplar aus einer wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheke mit der üblichen Signatur und Stempel, keine Markierungen / Anstreichungen im Text, die Bücher sind in einem akzeptablen Zustand --- CLOTH BINDING, covers dust dirted, Lib.Ex., no marks/underlines, acceptable condition. Bezahlung mit PAYDIREKT möglich. Artikel-Nr. 13627
Buchbeschreibung London, James Thomson & Co. 1891., 1891. 132 pp. A little later calf-backed boards. Foxed throughout, otherwise very good. Artikel-Nr. 162045