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Elizabeth Taylor (1) (1912–1975)

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Verk av Elizabeth Taylor

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1971) 1,197 exemplar
Angel (1957) 850 exemplar
A View of the Harbour (1947) 563 exemplar
A Game of Hide and Seek (1951) 560 exemplar
In a Summer Season (1961) 481 exemplar
Blaming (1976) 405 exemplar
At Mrs Lippincote's (1945) — Författare — 386 exemplar
The Soul of Kindness (1964) 382 exemplar
Palladian (1946) 281 exemplar
A Wreath of Roses (1949) 279 exemplar
The Sleeping Beauty (1953) 253 exemplar
The Wedding Group (1968) 252 exemplar
The Devastating Boys (1972) 175 exemplar
The Blush (1958) 155 exemplar
Complete Short Stories (2012) 126 exemplar
Hester Lilly and Other Stories (1954) 80 exemplar
Dangerous Calm (1995) 34 exemplar
Mossy Trotter (1967) 22 exemplar
Angel [2007 film] (2007) — Original novel — 14 exemplar
Penguin Modern Stories 6 (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
A Red-Letter Day 2 exemplar
The Letter Writers 2 exemplar
Poor Girl (1955) 1 exemplar
Sisters 1 exemplar

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Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Bidragsgivare — 659 exemplar
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 266 exemplar
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 186 exemplar
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 152 exemplar
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 119 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 99 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Bidragsgivare — 68 exemplar
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
Infinite Riches (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont [2005 film] (2010) — Original book — 29 exemplar
A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers (2023) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Women Writing: An Anthology (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, July 1975 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Andra namn
Coles, Elizabeth (born)
Land (för karta)
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
The Abbey School, Reading
Leopold Hall
Kingham, Joanna (daughter)
Howard, Elizabeth Jane (friend)
Compton-Burnett, Ivy (friend)
Kort biografi
Elizabeth Taylor, née Coles, was born in Reading, Berkshire, the daughter of Oliver Coles, an insurance inspector, and his wife, Elsie May Fewtrell. She was educated at The Abbey School, Reading and after graduation worked as a governess, tutor, and librarian. In 1936, she married John Taylor, the owner of a confectionery company. She was briefly a member of the British Communist Party, then a lifelong supporter of Labour. Her debut novel, At Mrs. Lippincote's, was published in 1945 and was followed by 11 more. She also wrote short stories that were published in magazines and collected in four volumes, and a children's book.



Group Read, July 2021: Blaming i 1001 Books to read before you die (juli 2021)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: General Discussion i Virago Modern Classics (januari 2013)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Blaming i Virago Modern Classics (december 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont i Virago Modern Classics (december 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: At Mrs. Lippincote's i Virago Modern Classics (december 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Soul of Kindness i Virago Modern Classics (oktober 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: In a Summer Season i Virago Modern Classics (oktober 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Wedding Group i Virago Modern Classics (oktober 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A Game of Hide and Seek i Virago Modern Classics (augusti 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Angel i Virago Modern Classics (augusti 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Sleeping Beauty i Virago Modern Classics (juni 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A Wreath of Roses i Virago Modern Classics (maj 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A View of the Harbour i Virago Modern Classics (april 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Palladian i Virago Modern Classics (mars 2012)
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont i Orange January/July (september 2011)


The novelist Elizabeth Taylor is quietly cunning, devastatingly precise in her anatomy of the human mind The smallest sentences 'Sometimes, optimism briefly unsettled Mrs. Secretan" - provide so much. I will say that the modern re-releases of these books have the most atrocious covers: a glamorous woman's face in artful black-and-white, as if this were an advertisement for Chanel. I know "novels about slightly weary, deluded mid-20th century British people" is a tough sell, but making them look like upscale romance novels aimed at young urban types who work in marketing...well, that just seems irresponsible!

Other reviewers have said everything required about this novel, so I will just leave you with a longer quote below.
“A quiz programme. Two rows of people facing one another. A pompous, school-masterly man asking the questions. Those answers that Percy knew he spoke out loudly and promptly; when he was at a loss he pretended (as if he were not alone) that he had not quite caught the question, or he was busy blowing his nose to make a reply, or had to go to help himself to whiskey.”
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therebelprince | 13 andra recensioner | Oct 24, 2023 |
best line in review: for Roddy, merely love cannot suffice - he needs homage as well as admiration
Overgaard | 24 andra recensioner | Oct 21, 2023 |
have read these before; perhaps in an earlier collection
Overgaard | 2 andra recensioner | Oct 21, 2023 |
When newly-orphaned Cassandra Dashwood arrives as governess to little Sophy, the scene seems set for the archetypal romance between young girl and austere widowed employer. But conventions are subverted. Cassandra is to discover that in real life, tragedy, comedy and acute embarrassment are never far apart.
nordie | 11 andra recensioner | Oct 14, 2023 |



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