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5 edition of Cold Comfort Farm. found in the catalog.

Cold Comfort Farm.

Stella Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm.

by Stella Gibbons

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Published by Dial Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Rural families -- Fiction.,
    • Farm life -- Fiction.,
    • England -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementIllustrated by Charles Saxon.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.G3527 Co20, PR6013.I24 Co20
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 254 p.
      Number of Pages254
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5910440M
      LC Control Number64011905
      OCLC/WorldCa996691

      She has not left the farm in twenty years. Appalled by the condition of the farm and by the many violent and brooding Starkadders, Flora determines to tidy up life at Cold Comfort Farm. Winner of the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, 'Cold Comfort Farm' is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the ?s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of 'Cold Comfort Farm,' and becomes enmeshed in a web of violent emotions, despair, and scheming, until Flora manages to set things right.4/5(1).

      Rating clarification: stars. This is a lovely volume of short stories by the author of the classic comic novel Cold Comfort Farm. But be warned, they differ in style to that popular novel, all excepting the titular story, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm, of the title of the collection as a whole is somewhat misleading, as only the fist two stories are Christmas themed/5.   Book Club Review: “Cold Comfort Farm” by Stella Gibbons We are part of a group of librarian friends who have had an ongoing bookclub running for the last year and a half. Each “season” (we’re nerds) we pick a theme and each of us chooses a book within that theme for us all to read.

        The quotes from Flora's (Kate Beckinsale's) novel-in-progress are abridged from the original novel of Cold Comfort Farm. Most of them are from sections that the author playfully wrote to be over-florid and wordy/10(K).   Buy a cheap copy of Cold Comfort Farm book by Stella Gibbons. Cold Comfort Farm (Unabridged) by Stella Gibbons In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of a Hardy or Free shipping over $/5(5).


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Her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for A satire and parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy, his followers and especially Precious Bain by Mary Webb -the "loam and lovechild" genre, as some called it, Cold Comfort Farm introduces a self-confident young woman, Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer/5.

She notes that "while `Cold Comfort Farm' was, yes, specifically inspired by the excesses of the rural genre the huge delight of Stella Gibbons's novel is the way Flora approaches an eternal and universal difference of temperament: as a brisk, cheerful person, she discovers a whole farmful of people wallowing, self-thwarted, in chronic misery and simply makes them stop it."4/5().

She notes that "while `Cold Comfort Farm' was, yes, specifically inspired by the excesses of the rural genre the huge delight of Stella Gibbons's novel is the way Flora approaches an eternal and universal difference of temperament: as a brisk, cheerful person, she discovers a whole farmful of people wallowing, self-thwarted, in chronic misery and simply makes them stop it."/5().

Her first publication was a book of poems The Mountain Beast () and her first novel Cold Comfort Farm () won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for Amongst her other novels are Miss Linsey and Pa (), Nightingale Wood (), Westwood (), Conference at Cold Comfort Farm () and Beside the Pearly Water ()/5(81).

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It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one's dressing gown.”.Winner of the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, COLD COMFORT FARM is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the s.

Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country.