Out of the Whirlpool (Transaction Large Print Books)

3.33 avg rating
( 27 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781850892243: Out of the Whirlpool (Transaction Large Print Books)
From Publishers Weekly:

As in his highly praised novels (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning), Sillitoe sets this novella in working-class Nottingham, in England's textile-manufacturing Midlands, lyrically evoking a grim and improverished landscape. Peter Granby, 18, is like a fine English oak tree trying to grow on a dungheap. When Peter's sickly mother dies, he moves in with his grandmother, whose paramour, Len, is a nasty old bully with a penchant for young women. Peter, an inarticulate youth, works as a factory laborer, and, one day, when an old woman falls on the pavement, he instinctively rushes out to the street to help her. After the woman dies, her wealthy daughter Eileen Farnsfield gives Peter a reward and invites him to call on her if he ever needs help. Peter derisively dismisses the idea, but soon circumstances force him to swallow his pride and accept a job as Mrs. Farnsfield's handyman-chauffeur. His entire outlook changes, as well as his hopes for the future. But he is out of his depth with the widow Eileen and pays a bitter price for his stroke of luck. One of the entries in the publisher's short novel series, this is a poetic tale, almost Russian in its tragic inevitability.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

When 18-year-old Peter Granby finds himself lying on a heap of rubble after losing his mother, his home, and a fight, he turns to wealthy widow Eileen Farnsfield, whose mother he had comforted as she lay dying on the sidewalk outside the factory where he works. Eileen gives him a job as caretaker of her seaside cottages, and their relationship takes its predictable course. Yet he is left wondering, "Where was the rest of it?" In the aftermath of the novel's violent climax, Peter's horizon has cleared of the dreams that clouded his vision. Sillitoe's accomplishment is to go beyond the stereotypes of proletarian youth and sex-starved middle-aged woman by teaching the former sympathy and teaching us sympathy for the latter. The lesson that society is destiny is taught with sorrow rather than bitterness. Hugh M. Crane, Cambridge P.L., Mass.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alan Sillitoe
Published by ISIS Large Print Books
ISBN 10: 1850892245 ISBN 13: 9781850892243
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Free State
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISIS Large Print Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G1850892245I3N11

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sillitoe, Alan
ISBN 10: 1850892245 ISBN 13: 9781850892243
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004525941

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ALAN SILLITOE
Published by ISIS LARGE PRINT BKS. (1988)
ISBN 10: 1850892245 ISBN 13: 9781850892243
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description ISIS LARGE PRINT BKS., 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Binding: Number of pages: 136. Bookseller Inventory # BBI1109760

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 11.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Alan Sillitoe
ISBN 10: 1850892245 ISBN 13: 9781850892243
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
madelyns books
(Suffolk, A., United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Large Print. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Ex library so some stamps etc. VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY SENT NEXT WORKING DAY FROM THE U/K. Bookseller Inventory # 1119H044074

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sillitoe, Alan
Published by Harper & Row Pub. 'The Harper Short Novel Series', nd (1988), c1987, (1988)
ISBN 10: 1850892245 ISBN 13: 9781850892243
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Store
(W Bridgewater, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper & Row Pub. 'The Harper Short Novel Series', nd (1988), c1987, 1988. 1st U.S. Edition (review copy w/author photo laid in), boards & cloth, vg-fine w/dj, 122 pp, B & W illus. by Peter Farmer, 8vo, 'Orphaned at fourteen, eighteen-year-old. Bookseller Inventory # 7557

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 22.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds