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Across the Pond

An Englishman's View of America

Eagleton, Terry

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Across the Pond
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A native Briton describes America and its citizens through his English eyes, humorously questioning their choices in bumper stickers, use of adjectives and superlatives, and their overall lack of appreciation for the teapot.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393088987
9780393088984
Characteristics: 178 pages ;,22 cm

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Oct 15, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amusing, provocative takes on the American character, in contrast to the English and often, the Irish, as well.

Mar 20, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Eagleton takes on American language, geography and national character in an occasionally witty manner. However, he relies too much on Henry James and authors from the 19th century. The comments on language are interesting, but the rest is quite boring.

Aug 23, 2013
  • Rock_Shadow rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Eagleton's poking fun at Americans, Britons, and Irish is refreshing and delightful!

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