The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B is a 1968 novel by Irish American writer J. P. Donleavy. It follows the life of the eponymous character from his birth into his mid-twenties. Most notable is his affair with his nannie Bella Hortense, as well as his years studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.


Main characters include:

  • Balthazar B
  • Beefy
  • Uncle Edouard
  • Bella Hortense
  • Miss Fitzdare