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I really enjoyed Porterhouse Blue. It is a satire of the English Oxbridge universities and the privileged lifestyle that these institutions stem from and preserve. First published in it is very witty, linguistically clever, and highlights the arrogance, pomposity, bigotry, prejudice and lack of connection with the real world that can exist /5(18). Porterhouse College is world renowned for its gastronomic excellence, the arrogance of its Fellows, its academic mediocrity and the social cache it confers on the athletic sons of country families. Sir Godber Evans, ex-Cabinet Minister and the new Master, is determined to change all this. Spurred on by his politically angular wife, Lady Mary, he challenges the established order and provokes 4/5(6).
Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe, Sharpe; 13 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, English fiction, Comedy, College teachers, Fiction in . Porterhouse Blue was first published in , but it feels depressingly contemporary. Things in the UK do not appear to have changed very much. Porterhouse is a fictional college in Cambridge University populated by what nowadays would be called “change-resistant academics”, although the nature of the changes they fear is different.
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'Porterhouse Blue' is not the sort of novel I usually find myself reading. It was a recommendation from my father for nostalgic purposes way way back when I was still at a college in Oxford, and it's only now (6 years later.?) that I've actually got around to reading it/5. "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/5(26).
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As she navigates the grim realities of Mumbai’s Common Street, Brand: Random House. Porterhouse Blue () About book: Porterhouse Blue is a tale of an ossified world struggling to avoid modernity. When a former politician is parachuted into the role of Master of Porterhouse College, Cambridge, his desire to create change is met with horror and resistance by the staff, not least the venerable Skullion, night-porter of the college.
The master of Porterhouse College, Cambridge dies of a Porterhouse blue, a stroke brought on by overindulgence in the college's legendary cuisine. Having rejected all likely candidates to succeed him, the position passes to unpopular former Minister of Social Security, Sir Godber Evans.
Read online free book Porterhouse Blue. Porterhouse Blue is a tale of an ossified world struggling to avoid mo. "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/5().
With David Jason, Ian Richardson, Paul Rogers, John Woodnutt. Social satire on life on Cambridge College - from the headmaster to the students and even one memorable bedder /10().
out of 5 stars Porterhouse Blue. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 December Verified Purchase. Absolutely loved this. Superb casting of (handsome in my eyes) Ian Richardson and nice gentle pomposity of David Jason made this very watchable indeed. Jason stars as Skullion, the head porter at a Cambridge college and Richardson stars as /5().
About The Book. The basis of a PBS miniseries, Porterhouse Blue confirms that Tom Sharpe is “an excellent writer and absolutely characterizations are deft, his plots are brilliant, and his prose style is smooth and winning” (P.J. O’Rourke).
Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1) - Ebook written by Tom Sharpe. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Porterhouse Blue: (Porterhouse Blue Series 1)/5(10). Porterhouse College is an institute of higher education steeped in five hundred-years of tradition, so when the Head Master passes away and his reform-minded replacement Sir Godber Evans (Ian Category: Comedy, Television.
Examples of used tropes: Bilingual Bonus: The theme song is mostly in Latin, in the style of a college -Latin speakers can usually make out the college motto 'Dives in Omnia'(which is a plot point, so they're sure to get it by about the third episode) but not the rest of the lyrics which tell the 'congregation' that the college is staffed by ignorant drunks.
Porterhouse Blue. Home. Episodes. Play. Episode 1. New Master, Sir Godber Evans, an ex-grammar-school boy, failed politician and old Porterhusian, announces a break with six centuries of college.
What other book might you compare Porterhouse Blue to, and why. Tom Sharpe is unique. It is just a shame his later books lost the mad excess of Wilt, The Throwback and the glorious n books.
What about Griff Rhys Jones’s performance did you like. There was a juicy relish to his reading. The Chaplin especially was excellent.
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What is great about Porterhouse Blue is nearly everything, the plot, the piercing satire, the set piece events, the charicatures, and the exquisite farce. The book was written in the seventies, and is about an old-fashioned college that is set in its ways, which the new master is trying to reform/5(6).
Porterhouse Blue (Unabridged) audiobook, by Tom Sharpe To Porterhouse College, Cambridge, famous for rowing, low academic standards. and a proud cuisine, comes a new Master, an ex-grammar-school boy, demanding Firsts, women students, a self-service canteen, and a slot-machine for contraceptives.3/5.Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe Porterhouse is a Cambridge college held fast by the steel cobwebs of tradition.
When Sir Godber Evans is appointed Master, disturbing whispers of radical change echo through the Court and the Cloisters. But Skullion, the intensely reactionary Head Porter, is determined to get everything heading backwards to normal again.Porterhouse blue.
[Tom Sharpe] -- "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.