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Someone at a Distance (Persephone Classics)

Whipple, Dorothy

ISBN 10: 1906462003 / 1-906462-00-3
ISBN 13: 9781906462000
Publisher: Persephone Books
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Softcover
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'A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love' commented the Spectator recently about this 1953 novel by Dorothy Whipple, which was ignored fifty years ago because 'editors are going mad for action and passion' (as she was told by her publisher). But this last novel by a writer whose books had previously been bestsellers is outstandingly good by any standards. Apparently 'a fairly ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage' yet 'it makes compulsive reading' in its description of an ordinary family ('Ellen was that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife') struck by disaster when the husband, in a moment of weak, mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl. Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the Midlands and had similar preoccupations). 'The prose is simple, the psychology spot on' said the Telegraph, and John Sandoe Books commented: 'We have all delighted in this unjustly forgotten novel; it is well written and compelling.'

 

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Book Description: Persephone Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised edition. 192 x 138 mm. Brand New Book. A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love. -- The Spectator Written in 1953, the last book by best-selling novelist Dorothy Whipple, Someone at a Distance is a quietly gripping story about the destruction of a marriage. Ellen is that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife who loves her life in the English countryside. She tends her garden, dotes on her children, and, when she remembers, visits her cantankerous mother-in-law. This domestic bliss, however, is shattered when her husband, in a moment of weak mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl.Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs. Gaskell. In her preface, Nina Bawden states, it is a great gift to be able to take an ordinary tale and make it compulsive reading. It is all in the telling and Whipple is a storyteller--an art that cannot be taught, cannot be learned, an art only a few writers are lucky enough to be born with. . . . Someone at a Distance is a brilliant account of frailty and folly. Born in 1893 in Lancashire, England, Dorothy Whipple wrote nine extremely successful novels, two of which were made into films. She also wrote short stories and two memoirs. She died in 1966. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781906462000

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Book Description: Persephone Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised edition. 192 x 138 mm. Brand New Book. A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love. -- The Spectator Written in 1953, the last book by best-selling novelist Dorothy Whipple, Someone at a Distance is a quietly gripping story about the destruction of a marriage. Ellen is that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife who loves her life in the English countryside. She tends her garden, dotes on her children, and, when she remembers, visits her cantankerous mother-in-law. This domestic bliss, however, is shattered when her husband, in a moment of weak mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl.Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs. Gaskell. In her preface, Nina Bawden states, it is a great gift to be able to take an ordinary tale and make it compulsive reading. It is all in the telling and Whipple is a storyteller--an art that cannot be taught, cannot be learned, an art only a few writers are lucky enough to be born with. . . . Someone at a Distance is a brilliant account of frailty and folly. Born in 1893 in Lancashire, England, Dorothy Whipple wrote nine extremely successful novels, two of which were made into films. She also wrote short stories and two memoirs. She died in 1966. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781906462000

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Book Description: Persephone Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Someone at a Distance (Revised edition), Dorothy Whipple, Nina Bawden, 'A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love' commented the "Spectator" about this 1953 novel by Dorothy Whipple, which was ignored fifty years ago because 'editors are going mad for action and passion' (as she was told by her publisher). But this last novel by a writer whose books had previously been bestsellers is outstandingly good by any standards. Apparently 'a fairly ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage' (Nina Bawden in the Preface) yet 'it makes compulsive reading' in its description of an ordinary family ('Ellen was that unfashionable creature, a happy housewife') struck by disaster when the husband, in a moment of weak, mid-life vanity, runs off with a French girl.Dorothy Whipple is a superb stylist, with a calm intelligence in the tradition of Mrs Gaskell (both wrote in the "Midlands" and had similar preoccupations). 'The prose is simple, the psychology spot on' said the "Telegraph", and John Sandoe Books commented: 'We have all delighted in this unjustly forgotten novel; it is well written and compelling'. Bookseller Inventory # B9781906462000

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Book Description: 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 139mm x 34mm x 192mm. Paperback. "A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love."?"The Spectator"Written in 1953, the last book by best-selling novelist Dorothy Whipp.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 413 pages. 0.503. Bookseller Inventory # 9781906462000

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Book Description: Persephone Books Ltd, 2008. paperback. Book Condition: New. *** NEW COPY *** TITLE SHIPPED FROM UK *** Binding paperback Presents an ordinary tale about the destruction of a happy marriage. 'A very good novel indeed about the fragility and also the tenacity of love' commented the Spectator about this 1953 novel by Dorothy Whipple, which was ignored fifty years ago. Bookseller Inventory # 1906462003

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