Lancelot

By Walker Percy
Read by Grover Gardner

7.10 Hours 07/01/2012 unabridged
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Lancelot Lamar, a disenchanted liberal lawyer, finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don’t seem worth remembering—until a visit from an old friend and classmate gives him the opportunity to recount his journey of dark violence. It began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter. That discovery touched off his obsession to reverse the degeneration of modern America and begin a new age of chivalry and romance. With ever increasing fury, Lancelot would become a shining knight, not of romance—but of revenge.

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Summary

Summary

Lancelot Lamar, a disenchanted liberal lawyer, finds himself confined in a mental asylum with memories that don’t seem worth remembering—until a visit from an old friend and classmate gives him the opportunity to recount his journey of dark violence.

It began the day he accidentally discovered he was not the father of his youngest daughter. That discovery touched off his obsession to reverse the degeneration of modern America and begin a new age of chivalry and romance. With ever increasing fury, Lancelot would become a shining knight, not of romance—but of revenge.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A modern knight-errant on a quest after evil…Convincing and chilling.” New York Times Book Review
“A funny and scarifying jeremiad on the modern age. Lancelot is easy to read and hard to forget.” Time
“A fine novel…Percy is a seductive writer attentive to sensuous detail and such a skillful architect of fiction that the very discursiveness of his story informs it with energy and tension.” Newsweek
“Eloquent, reckless, accurate, hilarious…Plunges forward through tawdry bedroom mysteries toward a final grand puzzle.” Washington Post Book World
“Percy’s brilliant Lancelot vibrates with [Gardner’s] stunning reading, marked by subtly delineated southern intonations.” Booklist
“[Gardner] gives excellent voicing to Percy’s characters…The accent given the hero’s south Texas wife is perfect. Accent as characterization is important in Percy’s novels and [Gardner] meets the challenge.” Kliatt

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Author Bio: Walker Percy

Walker Percy (1916–1990) went to medical school and interned at Bellevue, intending to be a psychiatrist. After a bout with tuberculosis, he married and converted to Catholicism. He became a writer and his first novel, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award and has never been out of print. He lived with his wife in Covington, Louisiana, where they operated a bookstore until his death.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English