The Vertical Smile

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The Vertical Smile
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First edition
AuthorRichard Condon
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenrePolitical Satire
PublisherNew York, Dial Press
Publication date
1971
Media typePrint (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages334 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN978-0803796133
OCLC195069

The Vertical Smile is a political satire novel by Richard Condon, published in 1971. It deals with politics, sex and greed, centering on the 68-year-old mother of a political candidate falling in love with a 70-year-old man with a very outrageous and scandalous history.

Reception[edit]

The novel was panned by Kirkus in 1971. The reviewer wrote that "those who remember Mr. Condon as a staggering storyteller will have to look elsewhere" and "very readable it's not".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Condon. "THE VERTICAL SMILE". Kirkus Reviews.

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