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The Pursuit of Love - Nancy Mitford
The Pursuit of Love
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Nancy Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their... show more
Nancy Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the blustering patriarch, known to hunt his children when foxes are scarce; Aunt Sadie is the vague but doting mother; and the seven Radlett children, despite the delights of their unusual childhood, are recklessly eager to grow up. The first of three novels featuring these characters, The Pursuit of Love follows the travails of Linda, the most beautiful and wayward Radlett daughter, who falls first for a stuffy Tory politician, then an ardent Communist, and finally a French duke named Fabrice.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307740816 (0307740811)
ASIN: 0307740811
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
5.0 The Clearing: The Pursuit of Love
The ClearingThis is the tale of my nasty book-buying addiction. Since 1998 or so, for every five or six books that I bought, I'd read maybe one, leaving something around 80% of my library (over 1000 books) unread. Most of my library is still in boxes: we don't have enough room in our house to displa...
Dagny
Dagny rated it
I have read the Mitford sisters biography by Cecilia Hagen several times and I am equally fascinated by their alternative story by the eldest of the sisters, Nancy. Next on my list is "Hons and Rebels" by second to youngest sister Jessica.
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
3.0
Nancy Mitford is as delightfully snarky as her sister Jessica, and this makes reading her novels like getting gossip from an old friend. That being said, I enjoy Mitford's biographies more than her novels. Mitford's novels are lightly fictionalized versions of her own family's biography, and it make...
notyourmonkey
notyourmonkey rated it
4.0 The Pursuit of Love
I'd only distantly heard of the Mitford clan - just enough to lackadaisically pick up a used copy of a double-packaged [b:The Pursuit of Love|835458|The Pursuit of Love|Nancy Mitford|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1178768641s/835458.jpg|821072] and [b:Love in a Cold Climate|372811|Love in a Cold Clima...
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog
BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog rated it
5.0
Please see my article at: http://www.suite101.com/content/nancy-mitfords-most-famous-novels-a381486
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