St. Martin's Press -
An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high humor and a complete cast of British eccentrics.
by Susan Isaacs,
"I Capture the Castle is finally back in print. It should be welcomed with a bouquet of roses and a brass band. Ever since I was handed a tattered copy years ago with the recommendation 'You'll love it,' it has been one of my favorite novels. Cassandra Mortmain is one hell of a narrator, offering sharp wit, piercing insight and touching lyricism. She is a heroine we readers wish we could be, a young woman it is impossible not to adore."
by Entertainment Weekly,
"Dreamy and funny...an odd, shimmering timelessness clings to its pages. A thousand and one cheers for its reissue. A+"
by Los Angeles Times,
"It is an occasion worth celebrating when a sparkling novel, a work of wit, irony and feeling is brought back into print after an absence of many years. So uncork the champagne for I Capture the Castle."
by Donald Westlake,
"It's as fresh as if it were written this morning and as classic as Jane Austen. I'm very happy to have met it."
by The Weekly Standard,
"Much more fun than the reader has any right to expect."
by J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series,
"This book has one of the most charismatic narators I've ever met."
"A delicious, compulsively readable novel about young love and its vicissitudes. What fun!" Erica Jong
I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.
Bonus: Reading Group Discussion Guide included in this edition
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