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eBook The Pursuit of Love ePub

by Rosemary Davis,Nancy Mitford

  • ISBN: 1850898375
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Rosemary Davis,Nancy Mitford
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Audio; Unabridged edition (July 1, 1994)
  • ePub book: 1649 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1826 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 767

Description

Nancy Mitford (1904–73) was born in London, the eldest child of the second Baron Redesdale. She followed The Pursuit of Love with Love in a Cold Climate (1949), The Blessing (1951) and Don’t Tell Alfred (1960).

Nancy Mitford (1904–73) was born in London, the eldest child of the second Baron Redesdale. Her childhood in a large, remote country house with her five sisters and one brother is recounted in the early chapters of The Pursuit of Love (1945), which, according to the author, is largely autobiographical. She also wrote four works of biography: Madame de Pompadour, first published to great acclaim in 1954, Voltaire in Love, The Sun King and Frederick the Great.

The Pursuit of Love is a novel by Nancy Mitford, first published in 1945. It is the first in a trilogy about an upper-class English family in the interwar period. Although a comedy, the story has tragic overtones. The narrator is Fanny, whose mother (called "The Bolter" for her habit of serial monogamy) and father have left her to be brought up by her Aunt Emily and the valetudinarian Davey, whom Emily marries early in the novel.

Rosemary Davis reads Nancy Mitford's 1931 novel as if it's a family story. Her familiarity with the characters and events draws the reader into this story of an English artist who meets his future bride while attending a house party in Scotland.

History & Fiction. Rosemary Davis reads Nancy Mitford's 1931 novel as if it's a family story. Davis's English accent is totally lucid and effective; she moves effortlessly into the recitation of a lengthy Scottish ballad with wonderful clarity. The recitation is one of the many high points in this rounded tale of romance and English class discord. Davis's ability to make serious points without pomposity and to convey Mitford's humor make listening to this tale a joy.

Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in. .Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family.

Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny.

Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love is about love and loss, about family unity, about memories and senseless consequences. A very worthy theme, for love is what enriches our memories and memories what sustains our lives.

The Pursuit of Love is the first book in a trilogy about an upper-class English family between the First . Mitford subsequently wrote two sequels, Love In A Cold Climate and Don’t Tell Alfred

The Pursuit of Love is the first book in a trilogy about an upper-class English family between the First and Second World Wars. The comedy deals with issues of growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric. Mitford subsequently wrote two sequels, Love In A Cold Climate and Don’t Tell Alfred. Love In A Cold Climate, along with The Pursuit of Love, was previously adapted by BBC One and WGBH Boston, in 2001 by author Deborah Moggach and directed by The King’s Speech’s Tom Hooper. It starred Rosamund Pike as Fanny. Judi Dench previously starred in a 1980 adaptation for Thames Television.

Nancy Mitford's razor-sharp comic classic on love and growing up in the 1930s. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Diana Quick. 1. Fanny Logan tells the story of her beloved aristocratic cousins, the Radletts, and in particular Linda, who is beautiful and loves animals. Fanny Logan tells the story of her beloved aristocratic cousins, the Radletts, and in particular Linda, who is beautiful and loves animals

Nancy Mitford ’); and she was stopped from hunting once or twice. Then relaxation began, the thin end of the wedge, and gradually things returned to normal, though it was reckoned in the family that Uncle Matthew had got through a pair of dentures in record time. Plans for the London season went on being made, and went on including me.

Comments

Umdwyn Umdwyn
Love in a Cold Climate and The Pursuit of Love are great fun. Nancy Mitford chronicles tales of eccentric English aristocrats in the 30's and 40's with great wit and style. And the best part is that most of it was patterned closely after her own family! Read In the Pursuit of Love first, then Love in a Cold Climate. You won't be sorry!
Windbearer Windbearer
Nancy Mitford was a bright literary light who came of age between the two World Wars. Her large and wildly eccentric family has been renamed the Radletts and is the foundation for this opening installment of a trilogy dealing with an English family on the brink of WWII.

The narrator is Fanny, a niece abandoned by her fun-loving parents who had no desire to be bound by a child. Her mother, always referred to as The Bolter, makes rare appearances in Fanny's life and none so significant as when she delivers the final line of this novel, one of the best I can recall to close out a tale.

The characters and the story are seen through Fanny's eyes and she recounts their trials and tribulations with a frank and conversational tone that puts you firmly at home at Alconleigh, their cold and sparsely decorated ancestral home. Most notable amongst the characters is Linda, who flits from man to man in a self-centered and very worldly lifestyle that is both repelling and at the same time completely captivating. The terrifying Uncle Matthew is also notable for his harsh punishments and hatred of foreigners, but who suffers from a soft spot when it comes to his family and his beloved England.

Beautifully drawn characters, exquisite writing, and hysterically funny scenes make this a gem of a novel that has withstood the test of time since its 1945 publication.
Whitestone Whitestone
if you enjoyed books like "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin or "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman you will enjoy this novel. Like the two mentioned works it explores long lost social mores in a past age. Though a bit slow going in the beginning it does start to grab your attention as it progresses. I felt it was a novel worth reading.
This novel is not quite as serious as the above mentioned works. It is more a tongue in cheek criticism of society and it's expectations of people of class.
roternow roternow
Mitford at her best, but more thought-provoking. Again, she gives the reader excellently-defined characters, scathing wit, and smart tricksters who can pull the wool over their unsuspecting targets' eyes and have them enjoying the experience. Don't let the era put you off ... it's as pertinent and topical now as it was when she wrote it.
Throw her heart Throw her heart
Have read it many times and had to buy a new copy because someone didn't return my copy.
Hurus Hurus
It was a real struggle to get through this book. Linda, the main character, was a very immature narcissistic person. It did have a few good moments toward the end of the book.
Dorilune Dorilune
Nancy Mitford's eccentric Radlett family are so interesting you wish you could hang out with them. Nancy's writing is witty, funny, endearing and sad. I love them all!!
This is not my usual kind of novel but I did like it. Funny comedy of manners.