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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter DeVries  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 27, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: September 28, 1993 in Norwalk, Ct.

-- Peter DeVries on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

DeVries was born in Chicago and studied at Northwestern.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter DeVries was an editor and novelist known for his satiric wit.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Forever panting /
ISBN: 0140061886. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. Harmondsworth, Middelsex, England ;. 1982, ©1973.

Madder music /
ISBN: 0140061339. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. [New York] :. [1982], ©1977.

A comedy about a man unfitted for either marriage or adultery.

Consenting adults, or, The duchess will be furious /
ISBN: 0140058338. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. New York, N.Y. :. 1981.

Sauce for the goose /
ISBN: 0140062815. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. New York :. 1982, ©1981.

Slouching towards Kalamazoo /
ISBN: 0140070702. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. Harmondsworth, Middlesex ;. 1984, ©1983.

Anthony Thrasher is a fifteen-year-old underachiever who simply cannot grasp the mundane realities of the eighth grade. While under the tutelage of his free-spirited teacher Miss Maggie Doubloon (she has the audacity to assign The Scarlet Letter to her class), Tony suddenly finds himself a father. Miss Doubloon leaves town wearing a large "A+" emblazoned on her T-shirt and returns to her hometown of Kalamazoo. Following Maggie and their illegitimate son, Ahab, Tony meet Bubbles Breedlove -- Ahab's buxom, virginal nursemaid -- and falls madly in love with her.

The Mackerel Plaza /
ISBN: 0140086854. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. 1986.