Immagine dell'autore.

William De Morgan (1839–1917)

Autore di Joseph Vance : an ill-written autobiography

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Fonte dell'immagine: Ethel Glazebrook

Opere di William De Morgan

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This may be a very pleasant book, but I have to say I had no idea what was going on for 90% of the middle. In the end, I don't feel like I missed too much - so maybe it should be a novella instead. Glad to be done, in spite of a great Librivox reader!
beautifulshell | 1 altra recensione | Aug 27, 2020 |
I was wandering through Librivox, and in looking for something comforting found some recordings of E. Nesbit novels by a narrator new to me, Helen Taylor. You never know what you're going to get with volunteer readers, but Helen Taylor should be doing this for a living – she was utterly marvelous, and I had a wonderful time with Squirrel and Panther et al. Since she had done such a magnificent job with old favorites, I then looked to see what else Ms. Taylor had read, found this – a book I'd never heard of by an author I'd never heard of – and thought why not?

The plot is purest soap opera, 1908 style: amnesia, lost loves, misunderstanding and lack of communication, secret shames and unknown children. I thought it would be amusing, if nothing else, and well worth a try for the narration. And it was as much fun as a soap opera can be at its best – which, truth be told, is quite a bit. The characters are marvelous – even when there are clear cases of "Oh for heaven's sake just talk to each other won't you" they're fun to hang around with. The plot took turns I found completely unexpected for the time period, without ever explicitly stating that's where it was going – it was twisty and tangled and overall frothy fun with a surprisingly strong heart at its center.

Somehow great.
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Stewartry | 1 altra recensione | Mar 27, 2017 |
"... in which I never cease to admire the skill with which the ghost is woven into the web of the tale. But that is a very rare feat." In "Some Remarks on Ghost Stories" in The Bookman (December 1929)
MontagueRhodesJames | Feb 26, 2015 |


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