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by E. F. Benson,Prunella Scales

  • ISBN: 1850897484
  • Category: Humor and Satire
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: E. F. Benson,Prunella Scales
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Audio Books; Unabridged edition (August 1, 1990)
  • ePub book: 1262 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1298 kb
  • Other: txt azw lit doc
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 629

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Mapp and Lucia has been added to your Cart. by E. F. Benson (Author), Prunella Scales (Narrator). Temporarily out of stock.

Mapp and Lucia has been added to your Cart. Book 4 of 6 in the Make Way For Lucia Series.

Mapp and Lucia is a collective name for a series of novels by E. Benson, and also the name for two British television adaptations based on those novels. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British characters in the 1920s and 1930s, many of whom do not work for a living, who vie for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery.

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Further "Mapp and Lucia" books have been written by Tom Holt, Guy Fraser-Sampson . He was a precocious and prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. Introduction by Prunella Scales to Dodo: An Omnibus.

Further "Mapp and Lucia" books have been written by Tom Holt, Guy Fraser-Sampson, and Ian Shepherd. Lamb House, home of E. Benson and model for "Mallards" in the Lucia series. Nowadays he is known principally for his Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. Original publication of novels 1893, 1914, 1921. "New adaptation of E. Benson's 'Mapp and Lucia' on BBC1".

Benson was a wonderful, witty observer of social behavior, and his Mapp and Lucia novels are hilarious. Combine his writing with Prunella Scales' acting ability and you have something which is absolutely brilliant.

Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales CBE (née Illingworth; born 22 June 1932) is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II i.

Prunella Margaret Rumney West Scales CBE (née Illingworth; born 22 June 1932) is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett. Scales was born in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, the daughter of Catherine (née Scales), an actress, and John Richardson Illingworth, a cotton salesman.

I liked Elizabeth Mapp,choleric and impossible,in her own book.

Two queens of trivia and respectable (yet shamelessly inquisitive). I liked Elizabeth Mapp,choleric and impossible,in her own book. But when E F Benson brought his two battle-axes together, he created an enduring delight which for me will never fade. He might be a bit of a marmite writer but when you do love him, you're a fan forever. He only wrote 6 books, but when my original anthology fell apart from re-reading I bought the whole set on Kindle.

Mapp and Lucia Novels. Even then reading was difficult, for the book-stand on the table contained nothing but a few crabbed black-letter volumes dating from not later than the early seventeenth century, and you had to be in a frantically Elizabethan frame of mind to be at ease there. But Mrs Lucas often spent some of her rare leisure moments in the smoking-parlour, playing on the virginal that stood in the window, or kippering herself in the fumes of the wood-fire as with streaming eyes she deciphered an Elzevir Horace rather late for inclusion under the rule, but an undoubted bargain.

Prunella Scales (nèe Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth) was born on June 22, 1932 in Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England as Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth. She is an actress, known for Howards End (1992), After Henry (1988) and The Marriage Lines (1961). She has been married to Timothy West since October 1963. They have two children

The middle novel of Benson's six-book "Lucia" series sets Lucia in an English summer resort town.

Comments

Bearus Bearus
At something like $1.99 for all six Lucia and Mapp novels and several short stories in amazon's e-edition, this collection is the bargain of a lifetime for those who want to read all of the elegantly amusing E.F. Benson books about upper crust rivalries - especially the particularly vicious rivalry between the two women who are the title characters - in two charming English villages between the wars. There is nothing quite like the selfish, vain, and social-climbing twits in these classics, and I loved every minute of the time I spent with them. Benson is a superb writer, a man of great style and wit, and anyone who is looking for light fare, authored by an intelligent hand, need look no farther than his books. The collection got me happily through a very rough recovery after knee surgery. I started with the first book in the collection and read all the way through to the final one. I was very sad to find I'd come to an end and will greatly miss the characters.
Ann Ann
Not for everyone. Jane Austen comes to mind. Geriatric P&P. Plus a bit of Steven Leacock or Samuel Mark Twain Clemens. No admirable characters you would want to identify with, but an aloof and humorous narrator holds it all together. This is why the dramatizations don't work. No entertaining narrator, just the excruciating characters. It helps to have visited Rye, a very nice place. Also an interest in things pre-WW2 will keep you going. I enjoy Benson, in small doses, but that's just me
Duzshura Duzshura
If you haven't read the Lucia books (including the one entitled 'Miss Mapp'), you really should. They are wonderful. Inventive, witty, edgy, and often hilarious. I've read the whole series several times, and enjoy the books just as much each time. Highly recommended.
Mightdragon Mightdragon
As an old lady, living in a small town I was amazed at how many of my friends and neighbors appeared in these stories. Mapp and Lucia became friends with whom I enjoyed spending time . If you have never lived in a small town you may not "get it", but you will find many smiles an more than a few LOL!
Rich Vulture Rich Vulture
What a fun read. The premise of two elderly ladies in combat for control of a town's society is a gem. Both Elizabeth Mapp and Lucia Lucas are formidable in their own right.......together they are a juggernaut; then throw in Georgie for good measure and it's a laugh a minute. I am looking forward to other books in the series.
Windbearer Windbearer
"Mapp and Lucia" is an engaging, enjoyable read. I recall seeing several episodes of the BBC's "Mapp and Lucia" series on PBS years ago. The book is bringing it all back to me, and introducing these delightful characters to my wife. The volume is easy to handle while reading in bed, and the print font is very easy on the eyes.
Browelali Browelali
Delightful writing, and enjoyable easy reading. Have watched episode one of the recent tv series and immensely enjoyed the ever so English competition to be the "best" socialite. The book is filled with humor, competition, and all of the English niceties that go with that.
This collection of novels by E. F. Benson is a must for anyone who enjoys reading British classic novels.