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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English



  • London Metropolitan Area (England),
  • England


  • Men -- England -- Fiction,
  • Male friendship -- Fiction,
  • London Metropolitan Area (England) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJulian Barnes.
LC ClassificationsPR6052.A6657 M47 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1743000M
ISBN 100679736085
LC Control Number92050092

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Metro-land (or Metroland) is a name given to the suburban areas that were built to the north-west of London in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex in the early part of the 20th century that were served by the Metropolitan railway company was in the privileged position of being allowed to retain surplus land; from this was developed for housing by the. Sep 30,  · Julian Barnes: why I wrote an extravagantly damning review of my own debut novel I haven’t ever reread Metroland, but I am fond of the book. First, because it existed, and still exists; it. [book: Metroland] is a novel about desire--desire which may change its form and objects, but which never goes away. For Barnes, there is no cliff at the edge of the field, there is only another field, and another, and another. That's life, he says; and we make do/5(3). Jan 25,  · Metroland [Julian Barnes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Only the author of Flaubert's Parrot could give us a novel that is at once a note-perfect rendition of the angsts and attitudes of English adolescence/5(20).

Oct 31,  · Metroland is a beautifully written book but it is now dated. It is about a young man becoming an adult; his youthful arrogance and his first loves. Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Hannah. out of 5 stars Lovely look at /5(22). Jan 25,  · Metroland [Julian Barnes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Smirking and cynical adolescents who loafed around London, Christopher and Toni transform into adults of /5(20). Check out this great listen on Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes' debut novel. The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin - mean. Apparently in response to this demand, his publishers have reissued METROLAND, Barnes’s first book. Although it is a competently written coming-of-age novel, METROLAND has none of the.

Oct 01,  · Metroland is the sort of book that, frankly, most people will not like (or even finish). However, those who do like the book will enjoy it a great deal. The theme is one that has been explored by almost every male author of note: A young man is attempting to sort out his own values while asking himself if he is living his life properly/5(5). Metroland, Albany, NY. K likes. Metroland is the Capital Region's source for alternative news and entertainment/5(10). Metroland is a subtle, restrained book and achieves its aims without any great flourishes. Not a classic, not startlingly enlightening, but a neat portrait of life in the suburbs. I think I pretty much summed my feelings up above: an enjoyable but probably forgettable read. I remain impressed by Barnes's ability to rein in his prose and keep. Email us at: [email protected] Call us at: Click here for Accessibility for Ontarians with disabilities policies, statement, multi-year plan, and contact.