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Margery Sharp (1905–1991)

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Tekijän teokset

Cluny Brown (1944) 372 kappaletta
The Rescuers [1977 film] (1977) — Original Story — 317 kappaletta
The Turret (1963) 301 kappaletta
Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines (1966) 243 kappaletta
Miss Bianca in the Orient (1970) 232 kappaletta
Britannia Mews (1946) 227 kappaletta
The Nutmeg Tree (1937) 203 kappaletta
ISABEL TEKEE KATUMUSTA (1948) 172 kappaletta
Something Light (1960) 160 kappaletta
The Gypsy in the Parlour (1953) 120 kappaletta
The Eye of Love (1957) 109 kappaletta
The Flowering Thorn (1934) 89 kappaletta
Miss Bianca in the Antarctic (1971) 78 kappaletta
Rhododendron Pie (1930) 76 kappaletta
Martha in Paris (1962) 74 kappaletta
Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid (1972) 74 kappaletta
The Innocents (1971) 71 kappaletta
Bernard the Brave (1976) 69 kappaletta
The Stone of Chastity (1940) 68 kappaletta
Bernard into Battle (1978) 61 kappaletta
Harlequin House (1939) 55 kappaletta
Four Gardens (1935) 51 kappaletta
The Sun in Scorpio (1965) 47 kappaletta
Martha, Eric and George (1964) 43 kappaletta
In Pious Memory (1967) 28 kappaletta
Fanfare for Tin Trumpets (1932) 28 kappaletta
Lise Lillywhite (1951) 27 kappaletta
Rosa (1969) 23 kappaletta
The Faithful Servants (1975) 22 kappaletta
Summer Visits (1977) 21 kappaletta
Miss Bianca and the Rescuers (1982) 18 kappaletta
Three Companion Pieces (1941) 10 kappaletta
Melisande (1960) 9 kappaletta
The Tigress on the Hearth (1955) 9 kappaletta
Sophy Cassmajor (1934) 6 kappaletta
Lost at the Fair (1965) 5 kappaletta
The Nymph and the Nobleman (1932) 4 kappaletta
The Magical Cockatoo (1974) 2 kappaletta
Lady in Waiting: A Play (1941) 1 kappale
Muserejsen 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Rescuers Down Under [1990 film] (1990) — Writer — 241 kappaletta
Walt Disney: The Rescuers (1989) — Original Story — 135 kappaletta
Walt Disney's the Rescuers : A Little Golden Book (1971) — Original story — 111 kappaletta
14 Suspense Stories to Play Russian Roulette By (1945) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
Walt Disney's The Rescuers: A Golden Tell-A-Tale Book (1977) — Original Story — 14 kappaletta
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (1977) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Forbidden Street [1949 film] (2012) — Writer — 2 kappaletta
Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla




In the late 1930s, the family of working-class Londoner Cluny Brown decide that she needs to learn to "know her place" and send her off to be trained as a domestic servant at the country pile of the Carmel baronets in Devon. Shenanigans ensue.

Much of Cluny Brown is the kind of light, witty comedy you find many women authors producing in interwar Britain, with our namesake character's naive honesty highlighting many of the absurdities and assumptions of the class system. Some of the characters act in ways that I didn't find entirely convincing—there's a bit of that Wodehousian tendency towards abrupt engagements and so on—but I could roll with it as part of the style of the period. Since Margery Sharp wrote this in the late 40s, however, there's a little bit of melancholy foreshadowing of the war to come which provides an acid that leavens some of the giddier elements.

Where the book worked less well for me was the ending. I can see why Cluny didn't end up with the chemist, because Sharp did her work to show how there was a fundamental incompatibility with their characters. But Cluny being paired off right at the end with Adam Belinski in what we're told is a true love match just didn't convince me at all, and felt dated in a way that many other parts of the book avoided. Yes, I can see that throughout, Sharp is positioning both of them as outsiders in many ways—but you need something beyond thematic similarity to make a couple convincing. Moreover, Belinski is shown throughout the novel to be a relentless womaniser who comes this close to sexually assaulting Betty. Despite what the epilogue says, I think that if Cluny Brown does have a happily-ever-after, it won't be with him.
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siriaeve | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 19, 2023 |
Hace mucho que estaba con ganas de leer esta novela y ya la iba a leer en francés cuando salió esta edición de Hoja de Lata que es una delicia.

Recomendable desde todos los puntos de vista. De hecho, Hoja de Lata acaba de sacar otra novela de Sharp que he apuntado para comprarme, también en traducción de Raquel García Rojas.

Ahora me apetece ver otra vez la película.
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aliciamartorell | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 27, 2023 |
One of my FAVORITES when I was young - have to go back ad read it again!
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schoenbc70 | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 2, 2023 |
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Eurekas | 1 muu arvostelu | May 25, 2023 |



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