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ISBN: 0333391292
Author: Barbara PYM
Language: English
Publisher: Dutton; First Edition edition (1985)
Pages: 216
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
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Barbara Pym. Unsuitable romance is the theme of this wickedly comedic novel

Barbara Pym. Unsuitable romance is the theme of this wickedly comedic novel. A series of entanglements brings together an odd assortment of characters - clergymen, university dons, naive students, and academic hangers-on - with hilarious results. Barbara Pym. Dulcie Mainwaring, the heroine of the book, is one of those excellent women who is always helping others and never looking out for herself- especially in the realms of love. The novel has a delicate tangle of schemes and unfulfilled dreams, hidden secrets and a castle or two. Told wonderfully in the deadpan honesty that has become a Pym hallmark, this book is a delight. History & Fiction.

Barbara Pym began Crampton Hodnet just after the outbreak of war in 1939. In spite of wartime tasks, housework and evacuees, it progressed steadily: 18 Nov. 1939: Did about 8 pages of my novel

Barbara Pym began Crampton Hodnet just after the outbreak of war in 1939. 1939: Did about 8 pages of my novel. It grows very slowly and is rather funny I think - 22 Dec. 1939: Determined to finish my N. Oxford novel and send it on the rounds. In January 1940 she wrote to her friend Robert Liddell: I am now getting into shape the novel I have been writing during this last year. It is about North Oxford and has some bits as good as anything I ever did. Mr. Latimer’s proposal, old Mrs. Killigrew, Dr. Fremantle,.

Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (2 June 1913 – 11 January 1980) was an English novelist. In the 1950s she published a series of social comedies, of which the best known are Excellent Women (1952) and A Glass of Blessings (1958). In 1977 her career was revived when the critic Lord David Cecil and the poet Philip Larkin both nominated her as the most under-rated writer of the century.

Crampton Hodnet book. Here, Barbara Mary Crampton Pym sails off into a wickedly comedic. Here, Barbara Mary Crampton Pym sails off into a wickedly comedic farce, focusing on the unsuitable romantic entanglements of a curate and a pretty young girl, both of whom live in the same rooming house, and a starry-eyed university professor and his female student.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Life has a certain reassuring if not terribly exciting rhythm for the residents of North Oxford

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Life has a certain reassuring if not terribly exciting rhythm for the residents of North Oxford. Miss Morrow is content in her position as spinster companion to Miss Doggett.

Barbara Pym. An Afternoon in the Bodleian ‘Well, this is a cosy sight,’ said Francis Cleveland, coming into the drawing-room on a cold December afternoon. What are you doing?’. Well, Anthea’s reading and I’m. mending your socks,’ said Mrs. Cleveland patiently. What have you been doing all the afternoon?’ she asked. Cleveland came and stood in front of the fire, thus shielding it from everyone else. Oh, I’ve been doing some work,’ he said vaguely. I don’t know how you can sit about all afternoon doing nothing.

Crampton Hodnet is a delightful comedy of manners set in North Oxford in the late 1930s, a familiar Pym world of charming curates, mildly ridiculous academics, romantic students and gossipy women. At the centre of this close community are the redoubtable Miss Doggett and her paid companion, the much younger Miss Morrow, ‘a thin, used-up-looking woman in her middle thirties’ who seems old before her time.

Barbara Pym English Literature Novel Prose. Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (2 June 1913–11 January 1980) was an English novelist. In the 1950s she wrote a series of social comedies, of which the best known are Excellent Women (1952) and A Glass of Blessings (1958). In 1977 her career was revived when the biographer David Cecil and the poet Philip Larkin both nominated her as the most under-rated writer of the century. Her novel Quartet in Autumn (1977) was nominated for the Booker Prize that year, and she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Little Devil
This book was written in 1940, ten years before Pym found a publisher for her work. By that time, she decided not publish it, considering that it was "dated." Even after her great success with QUARTET IN AUTUMN IN 1977, she still refused. Pym's integrity was such that she chose not to capitalize on her new-found fame, preferring instead to let the public see only her very best. It was finally published seven years after her death. No one wanted to risk the wrath of her ghost!

While it's not her most polished work, it's one of the funniest. Ironically, it was "dated" before it was finished because it completely ignores the fact that England was already deeply involved in WWII as Pym was writing. But the setting is sleepy, pre-war Oxford where young men (and a very few young women) come to be educated in a leisurely, gentlemanly fashion as did their fathers and grandfathers before them. The action (if it can be called that) centers around the large, gloomy residence of the formidable spinster Miss Doggett. Miss Doggett has been supplying tea and cake and unwanted advice to generations of well-born Oxford undergraduates and it's going to take more than Adolf Hitler to stop her.

She shares her home with a companion - plain, wryly humorous Jessie Morrow. A handsome young clergyman (Mr. Lattimer) has just taken up residence as a boarder. Her nephew (Oxford professor Frances Cleveland) lives nearby with his ineffectual wife and his sexy teenaged daughter. The plot involves love, naturally. "I write of love and money. What else is there?" said Jane Austin and no one has ever come up with a good answer. But where Austin always married her characters off, Pym believed that there are worse things than being an old maid. It's a cross between a farce and a satire and it's a fine read by anyone's standards.

Miss Doggett, Jessie Morrow, and Professor Cleveland's young protege (Barbara Bird) later reappear in JANE AND PRUDENCE, and all three are just as eccentric and entertaining there. Pym may have refused to publish this novel, but she wasn't crazy enough to let three wonderful characters get away. I thoroughly enjoyed them in both books and so will any true Pym fan.
mr.Mine
I have all Barbara Pym's novels and have read them all about four times. Will read them again in future. Wish I could write her humor.
Kegal
Pure pleasure.
watching to future
Barbara Pym is a new author to me, but I have come to enjoy her work. She wrote in the 1950s, so her stories reflect the time period. I plan to buy more or her books.
Delagamand
what i wanted
blac wolf
Classic English characters
Set in Oxford (or Cambridge, can't remember)
What more could you want?
mIni-Like
Barbara Pym is sometimes on my list and then often times not--of good reads.
I enjoyed this because I like English village novels.
This is a wonderful introduction to the work of Barbara Pym, a writer of great style and sense of humor. I've found that re-reading Pym's books every few years is a treat not to be missed.

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