The Ballad of Peckham Rye Summary
Muriel Spark

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Summary

The main focus of the satire of The Ballad of Peckham Rye is the ridiculous nature of class-consciousness. The novel is filled with characters who think that they are better than the rest in some way. Beauty, for instance, believes that she is better than the other girls of Peckham. She may be—but she also wears too much green eye shadow, her skirt is just a bit too...

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