The Saga of the Century Trilogy: The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund: The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Ros by Rebecca West

The Saga of the Century Trilogy: The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund: The…

byRebecca West

Kobo ebook | September 11, 2012

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Three eloquent and powerful semi-autobiographical novels about the multi-talented Aubrey family striving to find their place in the world

In The Fountain Overflows,Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son, Richard Quin, is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter, Cordelia, is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch’s spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father can find stable employment. Despite the daunting odds, the Aubreys hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty.

 

In The Real Night, a talented musician and her kin ponder what being young women on their own will entail. Abandoned by their feckless father, Rose and her family must move beyond their comfortable drawing room to discover a world of kind patrons, music teachers, and concert hall acclaim, but also domestic strife, anti-Semitism, and social pressure to marry. Set before World War I, Rebecca West’s intimate, eloquent family portrait brings to life a time when women recognized their own voices and the joys of living off one’s own talents.

 

In Cousin Rosamund, Mary and Rose Aubrey have found success as accomplished pianists in the years after the war. But despite their travels and material rewards, they remain apart from society. When their cherished cousin Rosamund surprises them by marrying a man they feel is beneath her, the sisters must reconsider what love means to them and how they can find a sense of spiritual wellbeing on their own, without the guidance of their family.

Title:The Saga of the Century Trilogy: The Fountain Overflows, This Real Night, and Cousin Rosamund: The…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Open RoadLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Outstanding first book will hook you. The others will make you want more . I highly recommend this series
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read I read the entire trilogy. I found the first book the best followed by the second and the third one the least enjoyable. I enjoy character driven books and the characters in the first book were outstanding.
Date published: 2015-06-29
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Date published: 2015-04-06
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Date published: 2015-04-02
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Date published: 2015-03-22
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Date published: 2015-03-20
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Date published: 2015-03-06
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Date published: 2015-02-06
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Date published: 2014-12-12
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Date published: 2014-07-16
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Date published: 2014-07-15
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Date published: 2014-07-04
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Date published: 2014-06-03
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Date published: 2014-04-28
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Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Replacement Wife What i liked was that the characters had flaws. I didn't always like either of them the husband or Camille. However, as I said, I felt these characters were somewhat flawed and they have personal growth throughout the book not in a good lite i might add. The author does really get across her point about being careful what you wish for.
Date published: 2014-03-07
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Date published: 2014-02-27
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Date published: 2014-02-24