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by Tom Sharpe

  • ISBN: 0099435462
  • Author: Tom Sharpe
  • ePub ver: 1178 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Arrow Books/Random House; New Ed edition (2002)
  • Formats: rtf doc mobi mbr
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
epub Porterhouse Blue download

Home Tom Sharpe Porterhouse Blue. Tom Sharpe was born in 1928 and educated at Lancing College and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Home Tom Sharpe Porterhouse Blue. Porterhouse blue, . He did his national service in the Marines before going to South Africa in 1951, where he did social work before teaching in Natal. He had a photographic studio in Pietermaritzburg from 1957 until 1961, and from 1963 to 1972 he was a lecturer in History at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology.

Porterhouse Blue is a novel written by Tom Sharpe, first published in 1974. A satirical look at Cambridge life and the struggle between tradition and reform, Porterhouse Blue tells the story of Skullion, the Head Porter of Porterhouse, a fictional college of Cambridge University. The novel has a sequel, Grantchester Grind. In 1987, Channel 4 adapted Porterhouse Blue into a TV series of the same name.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Never before published in America, and now a six-hour PBS presentation, Porterhouse Blue is the story of one college campus with more problems than students. A revolution at Porterhouse College sends a lot of things out in the open-namely one gross of condoms.

Tom Sharpe Porterhouse Blue The first book in the Porterhouse Blue series, 1974 To Ivan and Pam Hattingh Chapter 1 It was a fine Feast

Tom Sharpe Porterhouse Blue The first book in the Porterhouse Blue series, 1974 To Ivan and Pam Hattingh Chapter 1 It was a fine Feast. No one, not even the Praelector who was so old he could remember the Feast of ’09, could recall its equal – and Porterhouse is famous for its food. The first book in the Porterhouse Blue series, 1974.

On every stroke the coxes jerked backwards and the boats leapt forwards, each in pursuit of the eight ahead and each in turn in flight from the eight behind.

Porterhouse College is world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, its academic mediocrity and the social cachet it confers on the athletic sons of county families. Sir Godber Evans, ex-Cabinet Minister and the new Master, is determined to change all this

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Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue novelist, dies aged 8. Image caption Sharpe wrote five books in the Wilt series.

Tom Sharpe, Porterhouse Blue novelist, dies aged 85. 6 June 2013. The British author Tom Sharpe, who wrote the 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85. Sharpe, who was born in London in 1928, died in the coastal town of Llafranc in north-eastern Spain on Thursday. The private Tom was warm, supportive and wholly engaging.

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An English university, such as Cambridge, in the late 1950's, was almost the same place it was in 1550. Tom Sharpe recreates life at the WORST college at Cambridge, a college that admits students based on the size of their families' contribution to the college endowment, where students are not students, but rich young louts who spend their time getting drunk and chasing local shop girls, where the teaching staff care nothing about teaching, but do care about eating gourmet meals, and graduate students are paid to take final exams for students who spend exam day drinking in a bar.

"Porterhouse Blue" is a funny story about what happens when a "liberal" politician is appointed the master of this terrible college, and he proposes to admit women as students, accept students based upon academic ability rather than family wealth, and finance upgrades to the academic program by replacing gourmet faculty meals with a self-serve cafeteria.

The new master is soon at war with the entire staff of the college, who want it to remain as it has been for 500 years, a place for rich young men to drink while the faculty do no work and eat like lords. His most dangerous opponent is the "Head Porter", a position that does not exist at an American college. The Head Porter, who did not complete high school, is supervising all non-teaching activities at the college, including the women who make the beds for the students and clean their rooms, the purchasing of supplies, the running of the kitchen and dining room, and the upkeep of the grounds and buildings.

The Head Porter has a tiny "official" salary, but he has become wealthy by arranging for smart graduate students to take final exams for rich, drunken undergraduates. After 40 years, the former college boys who cheated on exams have used their phony Cambridge diploma and their family's wealth and power to rise to the very top of British business, industry, and even key positions in the British government.

So, while the new Master has the backing of the British prime minister who appointed him, the Head Porter can call in numerous allies from the highest levels of power.

Although American universities do not have "Head Porters", anyone who has been at a university when a new President, Provost or Dean tries to change the school in any significant way will recognize this story. The tenured faculty of a college are quite sure that the college exists to serve the faculty, and any effort to reduce their power, or to require them to work more than 12 or 14 hours a week for about 30 weeks a year will encounter violent opposition.

By the way, although the Master may have been fighting a losing battle in 1960, by 2014, his side of the battle is winning. Oxford and Cambridge, just like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, now have women as both students and faculty. Most college students in England are admitted based on academic merit, although a large share still come from the ultra-exclusive schools such as Eton. From time to time, Oxford and Cambridge even take a few students from low-income inner city neighborhoods who have no relatives known as "Lord" or "Lady".
This book exemplifies why Tom Sharpe was the best British humorist since Woodehouse. It's a sweet satire and joyous to read.
This is by far the best of the Sharpes I've read to date. In this brilliantly written satire, Sharpe deftly shifts your loyalties from character to character exposing the challenges faced by change. How do we hang on to what's best about the past whilst benefiting from the liberties and egalitarianism of our modern age? Funny, great characterisation, clever.
The book is funny. English humor to last a lifetime. Most of the characters are hilariously eccentric or just insane. I got the movie too.
BUT after that it's the saying, "Enough is enough."
well written, very funny. Once I started reading I couldn't stop.
Will be reading more written by sane author.
Interesting from the first to last page.
A good read - you need to know a bit about English culture and college education to get the most out of it.
This is the third time I have read this book. Good fun.
Great one of this kind: Brit academic wit.

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