Celebrating the Centenary of
The Long-Winded Lady,
This title gathers 20 stories from the "glory days" of "The New Yorker", some of them set in her native Dublin, but mostly in and around her adopted Manhattan. The collection's centrepiece is a suite of satirical scenes from suburban life.
"The first part of this book reprints Maeve Brennan's The long-winded lady published by William Morrow & Company in 1969... Our 'Postscript' adds nine 'long-winded lady' items to Maeve Brennan's original selection of forty-seven."--Publisher's note