Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920076

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time. Includes an introduction by Lynne Truss, and a letter from the author to Anthony Pookworthy in the foreword.
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113903

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH A glorious collection of stories from the author of Cold Comfort Farm. The title story tells of a typical Christmas at the farm before the coming of Flora Poste. It is a parody of the worst sort of family Christmas: Adam Lambsbreath dresses up as Father Christmas in two of Judith's red shawls. There are unsuitable presents, unpleasant insertions into the pudding and Aunt Ada Doom orders Amos to carve the turkey, adding: 'Ay, would it were a vulture, 'twere more fitting!'
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Conference at Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446499146

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labelled 'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'. Worse, the farm is hosting a conference of the pretentious International Thinkers Group - a group made up of the 'sadistic owl' Mr Peccavi, loathsome Mr Mybug and the overpowering Mrs Ernestine Thump. And worst of all, there are no Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. All the he-cousins have gone abroad to make their fortunes and the female cousins are having a pretty thin time of it. Once again the sensible Flora decides to take the situation in hand.
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Der Sommernachtsball

Roman

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641107997

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1551

Ein bezauberndes Aschenputtelmärchen aus dem England der 30er-Jahre Viola Withers Leben ist gerade alles andere als märchenhaft. Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus ist die junge Witwe dazu gezwungen, mit der Familie ihres verstorbenen Ehemannes unter einem Dach ein eher freudloses Dasein zu fristen. Der mürrische Mr. Wither ist ein tyrannischer Geizhals, der keinen Hehl daraus macht, wie wenig er von seiner Schwiegertochter hält, und Violas Schwägerinnen sind beide keinen Deut besser. Allein die Aussicht auf den großen Wohltätigkeitsball kann Violas Laune heben – besonders, da Victor Spring ebenfalls dort sein wird, Spross der wohlhabendsten Familie am Ort und in Violas Augen ein wahrer Märchenprinz. Doch Victors Absichten in Bezug auf Viola sind, kurz gesagt, nicht besonders ehrenhaft ...
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Demokratieförderung in Afrika

die Zusammenarbeit der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung mit politischen Parteien und Befreiungsbewegungen in Afrika

Author: Volker Vinnai

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825801991

Category: Africa

Page: 96

View: 1621

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Die Leute von Privilege Hill

Erzählungen

Author: Jane Gardam

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259007

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9372

Dass Jane Gardam hinreißende Romane schreibt, ist bekannt. Nun ist ein weiterer Schatz zu heben: Gardams Erzählungen, für die sie berühmt ist und mit Alice Munro und Katherine Mansfield verglichen wird. Hetty, die Familienmutter, die bei der Begegnung mit ihrem ehemaligen Liebhaber in einen somnambulen Zustand gerät. Annie, die Schriftstellerin, die sich gegen Neugier und Gier entscheidet und ein Geheimnis dem Meer übergibt. Der verstummte chinesische Junge, der in England einen vom Himmel gestürzten Schwan rettet und plötzlich zur Sprache zurückfindet. Sie alle berühren uns und entwickeln ein Eigenleben, das über die Geschichten hinausgeht – in jeder dieser Erzählungen steckt die Verheißung eines Romans.
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Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars

Author: Faye Hammill

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292779280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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As mass media burgeoned in the years between the first and second world wars, so did another phenomenon—celebrity. Beginning in Hollywood with the studio-orchestrated transformation of uncredited actors into brand-name stars, celebrity also spread to writers, whose personal appearances and private lives came to fascinate readers as much as their work. Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars profiles seven American, Canadian, and British women writers—Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Mae West, L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Stella Gibbons, and E. M. Delafield—who achieved literary celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s and whose work remains popular even today. Faye Hammill investigates how the fame and commercial success of these writers—as well as their gender—affected the literary reception of their work. She explores how women writers sought to fashion their own celebrity images through various kinds of public performance and how the media appropriated these writers for particular cultural discourses. She also reassesses the relationship between celebrity culture and literary culture, demonstrating how the commercial success of these writers caused literary elites to denigrate their writing as "middlebrow," despite the fact that their work often challenged middle-class ideals of marriage, home, and family and complicated class categories and lines of social discrimination. The first comparative study of North American and British literary celebrity, Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars offers a nuanced appreciation of the middlebrow in relation to modernism and popular culture.
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Lieber Gott und Otis Redding

Roman

Author: Tiffany Murray,Carolin Müller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453408005

Category:

Page: 447

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Schlaf, schöne Schwester

Roman

Author: Joanne Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548263458

Category:

Page: 415

View: 8649

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Navidades en Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788415578277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 870

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Eines Menschen Herz

Roman

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446205659

Category:

Page: 511

View: 4464

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Betrifft

Zusammenarbeit : 25 Jahre Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst

Author: Willi Erl,Hans-Dietrich Pallmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 320

View: 546

Die Beiträge von Entwicklungshelfern, Politikern, Fachleuten, Journalisten und Partnern in der 3. Welt verbinden sich hier zu einem kritischen (auch selbstkritischen) Rückblick auf die 25jährige Tätigkeit des Deutschen Entwicklungsdienstes.
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