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Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield | Reading the Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction
All the characters have their varied histories and they all want different things out of life. John Pentland has lived in solitude after his marriage, for his now mentally sick wife bbromfield had a breakdown on the wedding night, seeing as she had a puritanical view of sex and she has only accepted it…once, after which the poor man lived in a platonic relationship with Ms.
Preview — Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield. Remember when I said that literature in the s was verbose? Retrieved from ” https: May 26, Erika rated it it was ok Bromcield He elucidates and spells out every thought, emotion, and action for each of the characters, leaving nothing between the lines for the reader to infer.
I found myself invested in the lives of the Pentlands in a way that doesn’t happen often. They make a fine, wonderful thing of love. I wanted a home.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The story opens with the celebration of Olivia Pentland’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Sybil, who is being introduced into Boston Life for society women in the s had its own constraints, the image of “family” was stronger than “self,” and the idea of a woman’s freedom had yet to be born.
Reading an older author like Bromfield has xutumn me appreciate that many of today’s authors lack depth and literary skill in their writing. I liked this book for its subtle presentation of wisdom.
Dec 23, ShaLisa rated it really liked it. But twenty years ago, she married a poor, low-born man named Callender earyl fled with him to Europe. O’Hara says he is willing to sacrifice everything just to love her. So they were stuck. Pulitzer Prize winner for I feel a little ill at ease, having just put the book down. In the end, they all behave predictably, from Old John Pentland, the patriarch, down to Sybil. Ci sono voluti ben due mesi — giustificati anche dal periodo critico degli ultimi esami e della stesura della tesi — bromfiepd terminarlo ed ora eccomi qui a mettere nero su bianco le mie impressioni.
To believe brromfield lie is more dangerous. This is an interesting story of a woman and a wealthy family in New England, at the time in history.
Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady
She was like a woman to whom nothing could ever again happen. Mar 30, Elizabeth Alaska rated it really liked it Shelves: His prose drifts, ephemeral, insubstantial–just like the lives of the Pentlands. The characters were what struck me first.
See 1 question about Early Autumn…. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Also newly arrived in Durham is Michael O’Hara, an Irish immigrant who has achieved wealth and political prominence in Boston.
The prose is interesting enough to tell the story without getting in the way of telling the story. Every morning, John Pentland visits her and speaks with her despite her insanity. The book, in a sense, picks up where The Age of Innocence left off, exploring the lives of old people who feel they missed their chances at love, and the younger generation whose passion runs away with them.
Email required Address never made public. Normally I am not a fan of early 20th century novels because they are very melodramatic, full of pathos and not very relatable.
Aunt Cassie and Miss Peavey repeatedly criticize Sabine for being a flapper and for the scandal she brought down on the family. After Howard’s End, I think I should switch up my reading preferences for a while. And that happened pretty early in the book. Parkington, were made into successful motion pictures.
Scritto con mano garbata e sensibile. Olivia has an important choice to make in the book and this is the main plot of the story and, even though it is predictable what she will choose, she’s still very interesting and has a fair amount of depth. Penny has much more of a soft spot for him than I. His attention to the widowed Mrs. I found the characters believable considering the setting. I must say that one of my weaknesses is books about depressed women in crisis.
The story made the reader believe it would be desirable and perhaps even noble for Olivia to abandon the line of pride and mirage she lived in and live for herself but I appreciated the path she chose and thought her choice to not abandon the promise she made to her beloved father-in-law and the commitment she made to her husband although her marriage was less than ideal proved her a strong woman which was what the people in her life continually gave her credit for.
Even though this story was written 90 years ago, I feel like it is just as relevant today.