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2 edition of dud avocado. found in the catalog.

dud avocado.

Elaine Dundy

dud avocado.

by Elaine Dundy

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  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published (B58-1142) 1958.

The Physical Object
Pagination255p., 18cm
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21760584M

"The Dud Avocado "follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking.

The Dud Avocado (Book): Dundy, Elaine: A smart, funny classic about a young and beautiful American woman who moves to Paris determined to live life to the fullest. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's.   A smart, funny classic about a young and beautiful American woman who moves to Paris determined to live life to the fullest. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who .

Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status when it was first published and it remains a timeless portrait of a woman hell-bent on living. “I had to tell someone how much I enjoyed The Dud Avocado. It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name for a law firm).” –Groucho Marx. The Dud Avocado (Book): Dundy, Elaine: The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking. Charming, sexy, and hilarious, The Dud Avocado gained instant .


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"Elaine Dundy's semi-autobiographical novel The Dud Avocado, which follows the romantic escapades of Sally Jay Gorce—an irrepressible young woman seeking adventure in '50s Paris—contains a lot of what makes fiction fun: charm, wit, and /5(24).

“Elaine Dundy’s semi-autobiographical novel The Dud Avocado, which follows the romantic escapades of Sally Jay Gorce–an irrepressible young woman seeking adventure in ’50s Paris–contains a lot of what makes fiction fun: charm, wit, and devastatingly sharp insights.” –Very Short List.

"Elaine Dundy's semi-autobiographical novel The Dud Avocado, which follows the romantic escapades of Sally Jay Gorce--an irrepressible young woman seeking adventure in '50s Paris--contains a lot of what makes fiction fun: charm, wit, and devastatingly sharp insights." --Very Short List.

"The Dud Avocado "follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and 3/5(17). Did the book save her marriage.

The Dud Avocado was published on Janu The reviews were terrific, the film rights were sold, Author: Rachel Cooke. ☯ Full Synopsis: "Author of the celebrated and hilarious THE DUD AVOCADO, the classic novel about a young American ingenue in Paris, Elaine Dundy was born in New York in the s.

Her first years were spent in an apartment on Park Avenue until the stock market crash wiped out most of the family's money.

Settled and looking for an artistic outlet, a story comes to her, and she writes her first novel, "The Dud Avocado" (the unfortunate title chosen by Tynan). Her book was an immediate hit, and has been praised by many prominent writers and critics through the years.

It has never been out of print in England/5(). novel, The Dud Avocado, which Gore Vidal hailed as “one of the funniest books I have ever r ead.” A writer for the BBC’s satirical “That Was the Week that Was,” she has also written biographies of Peter Finch and Elvis Presley.

Her most recent book is her autobiography, Life Itself!She divides her time between London and Los Angeles. InDundy published her first novel, The Dud Avocado, loosely based on her experiences in Paris.

It reached the top of the bestseller lists. [5] She received a letter from an admirer. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s.

Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy's Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really by: 1.

"Elaine Dundy's semi-autobiographical novel The Dud Avocado, which follows the romantic escapades of Sally Jay Gorce--an irrepressible young woman seeking adventure in '50s Paris--contains a lot of what makes fiction fun: charm, wit, and devastatingly sharp insights." --Very Short List/5(K).

The book opens with Sally Jay Gorce, the main character and narrator of The Dud Avocado, wearing an evening gown walking down a Parisian Boulevard in the middle of the day.

She goes to a cafe with an actor friend, where she sees her Italian diplomat lover, and the story tumbles along from there. The Dud Avocado tells the romantic and funny story of a young American who went to Paris in the late s. I think there could not be a book that better describes the need for rapid growth.

It is a must-read book, especially for young women. I should also mention that it became a cult book after its publication.

The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who told us what she was really thinking.

Groucho Marx loved the book so much he wrote Elaine Dundy a letter: “I had to tell someone (and it might as well be you since you’re the author) how much I enjoyed The Dud Avocado. It made me laugh, scream, and guffaw (which, incidentally, is a great name for a law firm).” The Dud Avocado is semi-autobiographical.

Dundy once said of Sally. Books similar to The Dud Avocado The Dud Avocado. by Elaine Dundy. avg. rating Ratings. The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s.

Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroa. The Dud Avocado follows the story of Sally Jay Gorce, a young American abroad in Paris in the late s – more specifically, one with pink hair who wears beautiful evening dresses out in the.

The Dud Avocado gained instant cult status on first publication and remains a timeless portrait of a woman hellbent on living.

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The Dud Avocado follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late s.

Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was .