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by J.B. Priestley
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Hol
Hol rated it 2 weeks ago
I listen to a talk radio show a lot (LBC) and recently they mentioned a story concerning a class of school children who'd been asked to write a suicide note from the perspective of the dead character in this play. I think that was it anyway. I'm not too sure. Anyway, this shocked me a little and I w...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 2 weeks ago
Forty years since my first reading. It's still a compelling and catchy story. I love the unsolved mystery of it, as well as the solved one. All of the details were lost to me, only the barest plot outlined remained, and yet, it was memorable. Library copy
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: summer-2010, play-dramatisation, published-1945, families, britain-england, suicide, lifestyles-deathstyles Recommended for: Radio 4 listeners Read from May 30 to 31, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Blurb - The Birlings are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila when a police ...
Sacred Space
Sacred Space rated it 6 years ago
The proscenium stage has a romance of its own. You, the spectator, is actually a Peeping Tom, staring into the lives of total strangers through the invisible fourth wall. And what lives! For on the stage, time and space are usually compressed or telescoped according to the whims and fancies of the...
Nina @ Death Books and Tea
Nina @ Death Books and Tea rated it 7 years ago
Really quite nice. Not looking forwards to studying it though!
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 8 years ago
With its tightly wound and didactic plot 'An Inspector Calls' is among the finer examples of the play world. While not as fanciful or elaborate as some of the greatest works by masters such as Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde in his style Priestly manages to pull off what he must. It is in fact the simpl...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Blurb - The Birlings are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila when a police Inspector calls. Each member of the family is questioned about their relationship with a young woman, Eva Smith. And they each have to face up to their role in her tragic story.Inspector Goole ..... Toby Jones...
thebookcoop
thebookcoop rated it 11 years ago
We had to read this in school, I can't remember what year. I thought it was rather strange, but I enjoyed it. I don't usually enjoy reading plays because I can't imagine them until I've seen the actual thing performed.
The Little Munchkin Reader
The Little Munchkin Reader rated it 12 years ago
I found this very good indeed. The way the characters change from the beginning to the end of this play is intriguing and I love the historical referances by the author, despite the writing of the play took place thirty years after the events spoken of.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 46 years ago
If it were an Agatha Christie, it'd sort of be Orient Express crossed with Roger Ackroyd. Perhaps she bet Priestley that those two plots couldn't be combined? Yesterday, I was looking at a review of Princess, a book that claims to expose what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia, and read that it ...
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