Cold Comfort Farm: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Stella Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

byStella GibbonsIntroduction byLynne TrussIllustratorRoz Chast

Paperback | March 28, 2006

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"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent: organization.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Stella Dorothea Gibbons (1902-1989) was born in London. A novelist, poet and short-story writer, her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Amongst her other novels are Miss Linsey and Pa,Nightingale Wood, Westwood, Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, and Beside the Pearly Water (1954).Lynne Truss is a ...
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Title:Cold Comfort Farm: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143039598

ISBN - 13:9780143039594

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