Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court by Patrick Hamilton

London 1939, and in the grimy publands of Earls Court, George Harvey Bone is pursuing a helpless infatuation. Netta is cool, contemptuous and hopelessly desirable to George. George is adrift in a drunken hell, except in his 'dead' moments, when something goes click in his head and he realizes, without doubt, that he must kill her... In the darkly comic Hangover Square Patrick Hamilton brilliantly evoked a seedy, fog-bound world of saloon bars, lodging houses and boozing philosophers, immortalizing the slang and conversational tone of a whole generation and capturing the premonitions of doom that pervaded London life in the months before the War.

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The 2239th greatest fiction book of all time

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Hangover Square Paperback 994951 $160.02 $60.07 2006
Hangover Square Audio CD 6857531 $24.98 2007
Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court Paperback 6304286 $11.00 1974
Hangover Square Hardcover 9018557 $21.88
Modern Classics Hangover Square (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 239475 $7.84 $2.99 2001
20th Century Hangover Square (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 1073446 $33.09 1990
Hangover Square (Fiction - General) Hardcover 6932550 $4,896.01 $55.95