[ Read ] ➲ The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories Author Sylvia Townsend Warner – Pccare247.us

The Music at Long Verney: Twenty StoriesThe Twenty Short Stories Collected Here Span Five Decades, From 1929 To 1977 Most Of Them First Appeared In The New Yorker, And All Of Them Appear Here In Book Form For The First Time They Are Crowded With Irrepressible, Living Characters And Even Animated Objects And Incidents There Are Stories Of Romantic Love And The Mysteries Of Marriage Of Artists Who Speak The Truth Even As They Distort Reality Of Gardens And Houses And Very Fine Things And Of Those Who Fancy Themselves Their Owners The Centerpiece Of The Collection Is A Series Of Five Linked Stories About An Eccentric Establishment, The Abbey Antiques Gallery, And Its Singular Proprietor, The Urbane Mr Edom Not To Mention Its Uncontrollable Inventory, Staff, And Clientele.

[ Read ] ➲ The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories Author Sylvia Townsend Warner – Pccare247.us
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • English
  • 22 March 2017
  • 9781582431123

    10 thoughts on “[ Read ] ➲ The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories Author Sylvia Townsend Warner – Pccare247.us


  1. says:

    Another solid collection of short stories from one of my favorite authors There are none here that fall below three stars in my estimation, and a few are worthy of a fourth or fifth star My favorites were Flora A story about a misogynistic scholar who snubs the eponymous widow when she attempts to deliver something of her husband s to him Maternal Devotion A mother diverts the attentions of an unwanted suitor to her daughter Love A reflection on what it means to love someone A Flying Start, English Mosaic, The Candles, Furnivall s Hoopoe, and The Listening Woman all take place in Abbey Antique Galleries, under the management of Mr Edom, aided by his assistant Mr Collins My favorite among these is Furnivall s Hoopoe, where a woman and an overeager ornithologist tangle over a scrap screen where the aforementioned bird is illustrated.All of my favorites were fairly light, if not comical, in tone but there were stories in this collection that adopted a serious note, including The Inside Out and A Scent of Roses And even Warner s comedy is often leavened with a measure of seriousness In Furnivall s Hoopoe, for example, Mrs Otter, whose screen is the object of the dispute, is not as happy in the outcome as she might have been because the loss of t...


  2. says:

    Charming, amusing, rather old fashioned stories.


  3. says:

    A somewhat scattered collection, for me the opening story is lovely, but there s a randomness to this collection that makes sense in light of the afterward, where you learn that Townsend Warner never collected ...


  4. says:

    Picked up on a whim in a secondhand book store The twenty short stories are an easy read, charming, sometimes poignant However, they are too well behaved for my taste, and seem somewhat dated.


  5. says:

    This delightful collection of stories almost all of them originally published in the New Yorker and published in book form here for the first time has been my introduction to the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner, and I ve loved it so much that I ve already ordered a copy of her Selected Stories and one of her novels The stories in this collection are eccentric, witty and populated by a wonderful range of the most extraordinary characte...


  6. says:

    A fine collection of stories this collection was not put together by STW or in her lifetime However, it was thoughtfully edited by an editor who had worked with the author The stories span several decades of writing and are not presented in any chronological way There is a sequence of stories set in an antiques shop or galleries These s...


  7. says:

    I really tried to like these stories They were highly recommended All I can say is these are tedious stories about pointless empty lives once lived by people I would have avoided had I known them At least the prose was incomprehensible and stuffed...


  8. says:

    This is the first time I ve read Sylvia Townsend Warner and now I m on the hunt for of her books This is a collection of short stories many of which revolves around an antique shop very funny Like most short story collections some are...


  9. says:

    A collection of short stories some better than others


  10. says:

    An interesting Charlotte Bronte meets Dorothey Parker kind of writer An amusing way to spend a plane ride, nothing

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