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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780141441597
ISBN10: 0141441593
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? Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century.?

?Nancy Pearl, NPR?s Morning Edition

THE DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING Cold Comfort Farm is ?very probably the funniest book ever written? (The Sunday Times, London)?a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence?s and Thomas Hardy?s earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent? organization.

Synopsis:

Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm.

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging
  • Features an introduction from Lynne Truss and cover illustrations by Roz Chast

Synopsis:

The first time in Black classics for Stella Gibbons' much-loved comic novel of rural life, with a new introduction by Lynne Truss.

About the Author

Stella Gibbons (1902–1989) was born in London and was a journalist, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Her other novels include Nightingale Wood, Westwood, and Beside the Pearly Waters.

Lynne Truss is the author of The New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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cehickman, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by cehickman)
Why did I wait until 2010 to read this gem? It's blend of clever snark, cheerful pluck, and belief in the possibility of better days is the perfect antidote to the ennui of these deflating times.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141441597
Author:
Gibbons, Stella
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Truss, Lynne
Introduction:
Truss, Lynne
Author:
Chast, Roz
Author:
Truss, Lynne
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.63 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by ,

Stella Gibbons' novel is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm.

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging
  • Features an introduction from Lynne Truss and cover illustrations by Roz Chast

"Synopsis" by , The first time in Black classics for Stella Gibbons' much-loved comic novel of rural life, with a new introduction by Lynne Truss.
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