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Cold comfort farm

Steve Winyard

Cold comfort farm

a study of farmworkers and low pay.

by Steve Winyard

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Published by Low Pay Unit in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesLow pay pamphlets -- no.21
ContributionsLow Pay Unit.
The Physical Object
Pagination36p.
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13711448M

Read “Cold Comfort Farm”, by Stella Gibbons online on Bookmate – In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of . Gibbons is best known for her novel Cold Comfort Farm. A satirical portrait of rural British life in the 's, it won the Femina Vie Heureuse prize in In the book, Flora, a socialite, is orphaned and forced to live with relatives in the country. Flora tries to bring order and sense to the gloomy Starkadders on Cold Comfort Farm.4/5(1).

Cold Comfort Farm, comic novel by Stella Gibbons, published in , a successful parody of regional and rural fiction by such early 20th-century English writers as Mary Webb and D.H. Lawrence.A popular and clever work, Cold Comfort Farm was awarded the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize in When Flora Poste visits her relatives in Sussex, she encounters a collection of rustic eccentrics enmeshed. All 67 characters in Cold Comfort Farm are listed by chapter with character descriptions included.

Cold Comfort Farm is a British romantic comedy film directed by John Schlesinger and produced by the BBC and Thames Television, an adaptation of Stella Gibbons' book of the same name, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, and Rufus Sewell.   With Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Sarah Badel, Rosalie Crutchley. Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid's London. The young something has no means (nor intentions) of developing her own career save to follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen in becoming an author /10(11).


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Cold Comfort Farm is a parody of Thomas Hardy, the Brontës, and D.H. Lawrence, with themes of Pygmalion and the meddling of Emma Woodhouse thrown in, and jabs at Eugene O'Neill, avant The Starkadders are a mix of fire and brimstone religiosity, untrammeled sexual urges, pathological family ties, feigned mental illness, and general /5.

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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).

Cold Comfort Farm has eclipsed the fame of many of the novels it parodies, such as the works of Sheila Kaye-Smith and Mary Webb. Gibbons later wrote two sequels, Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, but neither sold as well as the original novel, and the titles are obscure today.

The book has been adapted several. Cold Comfort Farm is a delightful tale based on the book of the same name. Set in the s, this story about a young orphaned girl who goes off to live with her distant relatives and bring 83%.

Cold Comfort Farm was first published by Longmans inand was, according to the critic Lynne Truss, labelled “middlebrow”, to Gibbons’s disadvantage among the critics.

But the book sold. Cold comfort farm book Stella Dorothea Gibbons () was born in London. A novelist, poet and short-story writer, 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 ().

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist/5(71). Buy Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics) Reprint by Gibbons, Stella, Truss, Lynne (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5().

Free download or read online Cold Comfort Farm pdf (ePUB) (Cold Comfort Farm Series) book. The first edition of the novel was published in September 8thand was written by Stella Gibbons. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, classics story are Flora Poste,/5. Cold Comfort Farm is a parody of the doomy, tragic, close-to-the-earth gothic novels of writers like Mary Webb and DH Lawrence, and, earlier, Thomas Hardy. Where, for Webb or Hardy, a Author: Imogen Russell Williams.

Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t0xqp Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet. 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. When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine.

REVIEWS: Cold Comfort Farm GoodReads The Guardian Independent Book Companion A witty portrait of rural England in the early twentieth century. When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex.

A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm () is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time. Kate’s Thoughts: Something I have come to learn as I’ve been reading more outside of my comfort zone is what kinds of.

Directed by John Schlesinger. With Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry. A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives/10(K). About Cold Comfort Farm “Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century.” —Nancy Pearl, NPR’s Morning Edition The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is “very probably the funniest book ever written” (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D.

Lawrence’s and Thomas Hardy’s earthy, melodramatic novels. 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.

Cold Comfort Farm is a British comedy film directed by John Schlesinger and produced by the BBC and Thames Television, an adaptation of Stella Gibbons' book of the same name, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen and Rufus ally broadcast on 1 January on the BBC, it was Schlesinger's final film shot in his home country of Britain, and was picked Based on: Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons.

Discussion Questions for Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Did they accurately portray the book inside. What is the author trying to achieve with her parody of rural country life. How does the descriptive language add to the humor and satire.

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Stella Gibbons. human interest. 75 5 11 Some critics call this novel one of the funniest in the history of literature. It is a classic of the nineteenth century English literature and also a brilliant parody of the most popular novels of that time.Cold Comfort Farm Cold Comfort Farm.

Starkadder family farm to which Flora Poste moves. Taking its name from a line in William Shakespeare’s play King John (), the farm is located.