By Tom Sharpe
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Never earlier than released in the United States, and now a six-hour PBS presentation, Porterhouse Blue is the tale of 1 collage campus with extra difficulties than scholars. A revolution at Porterhouse university sends loads of issues out within the open--namely one gross of condoms.
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Author Name: Tom Sharpe (Born: 1928/03/30 / Died: 2013/06/06)
Author Description: Tom Sharpe was once an English satirical writer, born in London and knowledgeable at Lancing collage and at Pembroke collage, Cambridge. After nationwide provider with the Royal Marines he moved to South Africa in 1951, doing social paintings and instructing in Natal, until eventually deported in 1961.
His paintings in South Africa encouraged the novels Riotous meeting and Indecent publicity. From 1963 till 1972 he used to be a heritage lecturer on the Cambridge university of Arts and know-how, which galvanized his "Wilt" sequence Wilt, The Wilt substitute, Wilt on excessive and Wilt in Nowhere.
His novels characteristic sour and outrageous satire of the apartheid regime (Riotous meeting and its sequel Indecent Exposure), "dumbed-" or watered-down schooling (the Wilt series), English type snobbery (Ancestral Vices, Porterhouse Blue, Grantchester Grind), the literary global (The nice Pursuit), political extremists of all stripes, political correctness, forms and stupidity quite often. Characters may well delight in strange sexual practices, and coarser characters use very photograph and/or profane language in discussion. Sharpe usually parodies the language and magnificence of particular authors generally linked to the social workforce held up for ridicule. Sharpe's bestselling books were translated into many languages.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/33017
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