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Excellent Women - Barbara Pym
Excellent Women
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Excellent Women is one of Barbara Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those “excellent women,” the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets... show more
Excellent Women is one of Barbara Pym’s richest and most amusing high comedies. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman’s daughter and a mild-mannered spinster in 1950s England. She is one of those “excellent women,” the smart, supportive, repressed women who men take for granted. As Mildred gets embroiled in the lives of her new neighbors—anthropologist Helena Napier and her handsome, dashing husband, Rocky, and Julian Malory, the vicar next door—the novel presents a series of snapshots of human life as actually, and pluckily, lived in a vanishing world of manners and repressed desires.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143104872 (014310487X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
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mybookjournal rated it
4.0 Excellent Women
‘Excellent women’ by Barbara Pym was something fresh, I really enjoyed reading this sweet-satirical novel with crisp and clear writing. The story is about everyday-life of Mildred Lathbury (protagonist and narrator) a 30 year old spinster. As the title suggests she is an “Excellent Women” that is ...
jemidar
jemidar rated it
Really 4.5 stars.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
4.0
A little like Rocky Napier's effect on Mildred Lathbury, I was completely charmed by this lovely little book. Mildred is the narrator and one of the Excellent Women of the title - i.e. she's a 30 something unmarried lady in late 1940's London, daughter of a clergyman who fills her time being helpfu...
Book Fox
Book Fox rated it
4.0 Excellent Women
A gem of British comedy of manners.
Our Intrepid Heroine
Our Intrepid Heroine rated it
4.0 Excellent Women (Penguin Classics)
I finished Excellent Women during my lunch hour (okay, at my desk when no one else was in the office, but I had five pages left and was not about to leave it).I expected to be mildly annoyed at the narrator at first. The style was nice and all, but I just knew that she was going to be a fussy spinst...
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