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ISBN: 1147724784
Author: Ernest Poole
Language: English
Publisher: Nabu Press (March 21, 2010)
Pages: 344
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 724
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His Family - infobox Book name His Family image caption author Ernest Poole country United . Published in 1990, His Little Women was the first book that Rossner published after her critically acclaimed novel, August.

Published in 1990, His Little Women was the first book that Rossner published after her critically acclaimed novel, August.

His Family is a novel by Ernest Poole published in 1917 about the life of a New York widower and his three daughters in the 1910s. It received the first Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. His Family tells the story of a middle-class family in New York City in the 1910s. The family's patriarch, widower Roger Gale, struggles to deal with the way his daughters and grandchildren respond to the changing society

Ernest Poole must've lived through some serious family drama this guy gets it. Never have I been so uncomfortable reading a book as I was when.

Ernest Poole must've lived through some serious family drama this guy gets it. Never have I been so uncomfortable reading a book as I was when Roger's three daughters each tried to "fix" the other two with their ideas of how they I'm flabbergasted.

Of all the novels published in 1917 Mr Poole's His Family was voted the most important by the jury making the selection of titles for The National Arts Club Exhibit. A moving portrait of a New York family. Bruce came in. Of medium height and a wiry build, his quick kindly smile of greeting did not conceal the fine tight lines about his mouth and between his eyes. His small trim moustache was black, but his hair already showed streaks of gray although he was not quite thirty-eight, and as he lit a cigarette his right hand twitched perceptibly.

His Family - Ernest Poole. The Project Gutenberg EBook of His Family, by Ernest Poole. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or. re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included. with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Author: Ernest Poole.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg ecember 20, 2004 . .

LibriVox recording of His Family, by Ernest Poole. Read by James E. Carson. The 1910s is historically considered the decade of greatest social change in history. It saw the advent and proliferation of the automobile, electricity, lighting, radio, telephone and cinema. Our present time of change is actually quite tame in comparison, though also breathless. His Family is a tale of a widowed father, working to manage this decade of change as it affects his family in New York City. His Family was the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1919.

Ernest Cook Poole (January 23, 1880 – January 10, 1950) was an American journalist, novelist, and playwright

Ernest Cook Poole (January 23, 1880 – January 10, 1950) was an American journalist, novelist, and playwright. Poole is best remembered for his sympathetic first-hand reportage of revolutionary Russia during and immediately after the Revolution of 1905 and Revolution of 1917 and as a popular writer of proletarian-tinged fiction during the era of World War I and the 1920s. Poole was the winner of the first Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, awarded in 1918 for his book, His Family.

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"His Family" by Ernest Poole was published in 1917 and became the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1918. Though an interesting work, it falls short of his better known "The Harbor" which was published in 1915. The novel picks up on the story of Roger Gale in the later part of his life, well after his wife (Judith) had passed away, and it deals with Roger's relationships with his three daughters (Edith, Deborah, and Laura) as well as their relationships between each other and those important characters in their lives. Most of the novel is written from the viewpoint of Roger, although from time to time Poole switches perspective to someone else to give the reader a better understanding of their perspective.

Poole uses this novel to comment on the changing society of the times in which it was written. The three daughters represent three different aspects of women. Edith is a woman who is a wife and mother, completely devoted to her family and children. Deborah is a woman who is focused on her career, even to the exclusion of having a family of her own. Laura is a woman who is focused on herself and her own needs. Together these aspects seem to represent the whole of Roger's deceased wife Judith, and their arguments and disagreements with each other may well represent the internal struggle that women have.

The other key element to this story is the external forces and pressures which come to bear on the family. The illnesses, the tragic death of a loved one, the financial pressures, the Great War, and the social mores of the time all are factors which have an impact on this family. An interesting note with regards to the latter aspect is that the Pulitzer Prize for Drama was given out to the play "Why Marry?" (a.k.a. "And So They Were Married") by Jesse Lynch Williams which deals with much the same issue, though in a humorous way.

As with "The Harbor", "His Family" would probably feel slow moving to today's readers. One key difference between the books is that in "His Family", Poole noticeably revisits the same themes in this one, which feels forced and gives it a repetitive feel at times. As a result, I can not give this as high of a rating as the previous work, and instead would put it just slightly above average. It is difficult to judge whether or not this work should have received the first Pulitzer, as I am not sure what other works would have been considered, but this is certainly a decent novel when one keeps in mind the era in which it was written.
The story is fantastic. The book itself? Not so much. It is printed on 11x7 paper. Totally not mentioned in the description. I bought this so I would have a copy of a classic, to keep after reading, on a shelf, amongst other classics. This printed version is the size of a workbook, difficult to curl up with to read, completely impractical to take anywhere, and will not fit on a bookshelf. Highly disappointed that this was not mentioned before ordering.
His Family is a very fine novel about widower Roger Gale's challenges in raising three distinctly different daughters during the social transformations of 1910s. Its extremely sympathetic portrayal of the plight of the rising tenement community never becomes preachy, and therefore is a much more effective account of NYC at that time, including the very first appearances of the new "monster" apartment buildings. The story is fairly linear and its thematic elements, i.e. what the characters "represent", often dictate the turns the plot has to make. This is alleviated by the extremely even handed approach that the author takes with his characters' viewpoints, even those with which he must have had great personal disagreement. Because of this even-handedness and empathy for each character, the plot isn't fit into some larger ideological or polemical framework that would remove any sense of organic development. Its a relatively breezy and gentle read that, while not nearly as detailed "The Age of Innocence" in its atmospherics, does conjure up a believable and bygone period, whose preoccupations remain relevant.
This is the first fictional book that won the Pulitzer Prize. It goes on about Roger Gale and the lives of his 3 daughters who are grown. Deborah is a principal of a tenement school and gives all her waking time to the people of the tenements. We see that the early immigrants are a hard working, willing group of people that just need help getting started in a new life. Laura, who married during the story, is now wanting to divorce her husband. Apparently, he engages in extramarital affairs, and she does, too! Because it is ok for a woman to have sex for the sake of sex. Wow! 1900s! Compare to the issues we have today. Not yet finished, but it is just a story with little or no plot.
This has to be the worst publisher ever. In the middle of words and sentences there are random brackets with numbers (ie, [147]) in them that don’t correspond to anything such as footnotes.

The book itself is an interesting look into early 20th century America
Particularly interesting is the world view. This book was written during WWI, but prior to the Depression and World War II. Expectations were different.
Fast and Easy
Very moving tale about a father who learns to accept and love his children. Seems like it could have been written fifty years earlier. This book would never win the Pulitzer Prize now as it is the opposite of post modern but it deserved it in my opinion.

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