Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

Quartet in Autumn is a novel by British novelist Barbara Pym, first published in 1977. It was highly praised and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the top literary prize in the UK. This was considered a comeback novel for Pym; she had fallen out of favour as styles changed, and her work had been rejected by publishers for 15 years. This followed her successful record as a novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s. As a novel, it represents a departure from her earlier style of light comedy, as it is the story of four office workers on the verge of retirement.

The 1210th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Quartet in Autumn: Picador Classic Paperback 6488070 $6.00 $2.89
Quartet In Autumn Mass Market Paperback 8775215 $14.50
Quartet in Autumn Paperback 2675197 $7.37
Quartet in Autumn Hardcover 1912862 $49.00 $18.18 1978
Quartet in Autumn Kindle Edition 242101 1992
By Barbara Pym Quartet in Autumn (Plume) (Reissue) Paperback 6602397 $16.06 $4.46 1992
The Long Price Quartet: The Complete Quartet (A Shadow in Summer, A Betrayal in Winter, An Autumn War, The Price of Spring) Paperback 219159 $13.34 $5.50 2018
Quartet in Autumn Paperback 199517 $7.83 $0.89 1992