'Vivid . . . engagingly lucid and disarmingly funny' GUARDIAN
'Beautifully done . . . witty and poignant' THE TIMES
'Brilliant' OBSERVER

Welcome to Mike Engleby's world. Deep in the hallowed halls of an esteemed English university, Mike is one of the only working-class boys, amongst the privileged masses. He's also different, starkly so, but able to observe it all. But observation soon tips into obsession when his fixation, fellow student Jennifer, goes missing. What has Mike Engleby overlooked?

A cult classic and an exemplar of the campus novel, Engleby is a beguiling portrait of an outsider, told in an unforgettable voice.

'Remarkable . . . intensely exhilarating' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
'A tour-de-force . . . a great novel' DAILY MAIL
'Compelling, disturbing and significant' SCOTSMAN


  • [A] book that made me realise there are fewer boundaries in fiction than I'd believed
    Writing Magazine

About the author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks has written nineteen books, of which A Week in December and The Fatal Englishman were number one in the Sunday Times bestseller lists. He is best known for Birdsong, part of his French trilogy, and Human Traces, the first in an ongoing Austrian trilogy. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a journalist on national papers. He has also written screenplays and has appeared in small roles on stage. He lives in London.
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