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The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate: Two Novels (Vintage International)

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ISBN13: 9780375718991
ISBN10: 0375718990
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Few aristocratic English families of the twentieth century enjoyed the glamorous notoriety of the infamous Mitford sisters. Nancy Mitford's most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, satirize British aristocracy in the twenties and thirties through the amorous adventures of the Radletts, an exuberantly unconventional family closely modelled on Mitford's own.

The Radletts of Alconleigh occupy the heights of genteel eccentricity, from terrifying Lord Alconleigh (who, like Mitford's father, used to hunt his children with bloodhounds when foxes were not available), to his gentle wife, Sadie, their wayward daughter Linda, and the other six lively Radlett children. Mitford's wickedly funny prose follows these characters through misguided marriages and dramatic love affairs, as the shadow of World War II begins to close in on their rapidly vanishing world.

Synopsis:

Mitford's most famous novels, "The Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate, " satirize British aristocracy in the '20s and '30s through the amorous adventures of the Radletts, an exuberantly unconventional family closely modeled on Mitford's own.

About the Author

Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was born in London, the eldest of Lord Redesdale's seven children. By her twenties she was a friend of Evelyn Waugh and his circle and had begun writing novels.

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Leslie Joseph, December 28, 2012 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
Nancy Mitford's two most popular novels are terrifically entertaining and well-written. She spins engrossing familial tales while also giving the reader a look inside a slice of British life between WWI and WWII. Mitford presents her characters with a sharp eye and wit that runs throughout the stories. Highly recommended reading!
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mjsvobo1, March 18, 2007 (view all comments by mjsvobo1)
Well, I read this for a book club after reading the "Mitford Sisters" biography. The Pursuit of Love was enough like the information in the biography that I wish I would have read this first then the biography as the two became confused at times. I actually really liked the writing style of Nancy Mitford and enjoyed the comedy/tragedy throughout the book. I look forward to reading Love in a Cold Climate as it seems less biographical (from reviews) and I will be able to focus more on her writing than her history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375718991
Author:
Mitford, Nancy
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Vintage Books Paperback
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
#37
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x1.02 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Mitford's most famous novels, "The Pursuit of Love" and "Love in a Cold Climate, " satirize British aristocracy in the '20s and '30s through the amorous adventures of the Radletts, an exuberantly unconventional family closely modeled on Mitford's own.
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