By J. P. Donleavy
After learning at Trinity university, Dublin, Cornelius Christian—born in Brooklyn and raised within the Bronx—has again to manhattan urban with a classy accessory, subtle manners, and the corpse of his spouse who died shipboard.
Charismatic yet penniless, he is taking a role with a funeral director to pay for the burial bills. during his tasks he meets the desirous and filthy rich widow Fanny Sourpuss. It’s in simple terms his first conquest, person who impels Cornelius on a trip of rescue via Manhattan—from road brawls to calamitous affairs, from a hooker’s fury to homicide, from the subway sewers of a grimy urban to its towering castles. yet how lengthy can the got charms of the prince final, how lengthy can he care, and who’ll be there to rescue him?
In Cornelius Christian, who sings of life’s goodness within the wake of catastrophe, J. P. Donleavy, writer of the mythical The Ginger Man, created certainly one of his such a lot indelible, infuriating, and impossible to resist characters—“a parody of the fairy story hero, lusting after princesses in honky-tonk ny” (The Harvard Crimson).
“No modern author is best than Donleavy at his best.” —The New Yorker
“Fast, humorous and addictive.” —The Guardian
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