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The Resource Bleak expectations, by Mark Evans

Bleak expectations, by Mark Evans

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Bleak expectations
Title
Bleak expectations
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Evans
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The narrative resembles David Copperfield as half-remembered by an acid-tripper, and revolves around the ups and downs of gallant Pip's early life, from his incarceration inside "the most brutal school in the whole of Britain", St Bastard's, to his (often accidental) killing of all members of the hideous Hardthrasher family. -- The Guardian, 13 January 2013
  • Mark Evans's deliciously irreverent spoof of all things Victorian and melodramatic was originally created as a Radio 4 comedy (now in its fifth series). The novel purports to be the memoirs of Victorian industrialist, novelist and occasional blundering fool Sir Philip "Pip" Bin, rescued from obscurity and edited by Evans, whose footnotes are a lovely spoof of the pointless pedantry of academics. Evans keeps the gag rate high, and what Bleak Expectations lacks in subtlety it makes up for in frequent hilarity. Clearly written with real affection for its antecedents, the lurches into wild surrealism amuse far more often than they irritate, and the repartee between the protagonists often attains an almost dizzying level of absurd pleasure. The biggest surprise is that, by the end, the story becomes as stirring as it is ridiculous, thanks to characters who, while still admittedly ridiculous, are far more engaging than you'd normally expect in a parody of this sort. -- The Guardian, 13 January 2013
Cataloging source
OCoLC
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Evans, Mark
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
  • Radio comedies
  • Great Britain
Label
Bleak expectations, by Mark Evans
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Publication
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Radio tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052751461
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472112583
System control number
(OCoLC)872711961
Label
Bleak expectations, by Mark Evans
Publication
Note
Radio tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052751461
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472112583
System control number
(OCoLC)872711961

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