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Summer Half: A Barsetshire Novel

Thirkell, Angela Mackail

Editore: Carroll & Graf Pub, 1991
ISBN 10: 0881847844 / ISBN 13: 9780881847840
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Titolo: Summer Half: A Barsetshire Novel

Casa editrice: Carroll & Graf Pub

Data di pubblicazione: 1991

Legatura: Soft cover

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Riassunto: The denouement of Philip Winter's ill-begotten engagement to featherbrained Rose Birkett is enacted in full view of Southbridge School's extended family during a holiday break. Everyone, including her parents, is rooting for Philip's escape which occurs when Rose breaks it off as the utter dullness of being engaged overwhelms her. Along the way, we enjoy the tea party where Rose, "through sheer want of personality bring(s) the talk to her own level" and confounds her audience by insisting that Hamlet and Shakespeare are both names of plays (and probably the same one). As in many of Thirkell books, the characters refer to a body of literature, both classic and modern, with a casualness that would be improbable today; the assumption of a shared background and culture having been lost. The ceremony of the "Cleaning of the Pond" by Lydia, Eric Swan and a much improved Tony Morland brings the holiday to a satisfactory conclusion as does a match between Kate Keith and Everard Carter.

L'autore: British author ANGELA THIRKELL, granddaughter of pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, was born in London in 1890. She began writing novels in 1930 to support herself and her sons. She produced a new book almost every year for the rest of her life.

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