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I Capture the Castle Ebook I Capture The Castle Author Dodie Smith Ls17.eu Through Six Turbulent Months Of 1934, 17 Year Old Cassandra Mortmain Keeps A Journal, Filling Three Notebooks With Sharply Funny Yet Poignant Entries About Her Home, A Ruined Suffolk Castle, And Her Eccentric And Penniless Family By The Time The Last Diary Shuts, There Have Been Great Changes In The Mortmain Household, Not The Least Of Which Is That Cassandra Is Deeply, Hopelessly, In Love.

Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester her memoir is titled A Childhood in Manchester She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London There she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and tried for a career as an actress, but with little success Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester her memoir is titled A Childhood in Manchester She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London There she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and tried for a career as an actress, but with little success She finally wound up taking a job as a toy buyer for a furniture store to make ends meet Giving up dreams of an acting career, she turned to writing plays, and in 1931 her first play, Autumn Crocus, was published under the pseudonym C.L Anthony It was a success, and her story from failed actress to furniture store employee to successful writer captured the imagination of the public and she was featured in papers all over the country Although she could now afford to move to a London townhouse, she didn t get caught up in the literary scene she married a man who was a fellow employee at the furniture store.During World War II she and her husband moved to the United States, mostly because of his stand as a conscientious objector and the social and legal difficulties that entailed She was still homesick for England, though, as reflected in her first novel, I Capture the Castle 1948 During her stay she formed close friendships with such authors as Christopher Isherwood and John Van Druten, and was aided in her literary endeavors by writer A.J Cronin.She is perhaps best known for her novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, a hugely popular childrens book that has been made into a string of very successful animated films by Walt Disney She died in 1990

!!> BOOKS ✹ I Capture the Castle  ✯ Author Dodie Smith – Girlnailart.us
  • Hardcover
  • 343 pages
  • I Capture the Castle
  • Dodie Smith
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 0312181108

10 thoughts on “I Capture the Castle

  1. says:

    What a generous caretaker of a novel.If I say that this novel didn t require me to do any work, it sounds like a vague insult, as if I m saying that the story or the characters were slight, and that s not at all what I mean I mean that the novel, both through format a very self aware narrator s journal and authorial intent with a firm eye on the sort of story telling pedigree that brought her there , anticipated my readerly needs and desires with such swiftness that I felt agreeably anticipa What a generous caretaker of a novel.If I say that this novel didn t require me to do any work, it sounds like a vague insult, as if I m saying that the story or the characters were slight, and that s not at all what I mean I mean that the novel, both through format a very self aware narrator s journal and authorial intent with a firm eye on the sort of story telling pedigree that brought her there , anticipated my readerly needs and desires with such swiftness that I felt agreeably anticipatory and satisfied at all times I did not have to tell myself to be patient to wait for one plot line to play out, because the book helpfully plied me with a pleasant drink while I waited I did not feel done after it had given me a good meal, because right before the last course, it pro...

  2. says:

    This is going to be the shortest review I ve written on this site in a while The reason I m going to keep it short is because no description could possibly do justice to this quintessentially English coming of age story which ranks among the most pleasant surprises I ve had, book wise A summary would make it sound slight, trite and predictable, all of which it is, and would not reflect the fact that it s also funny as hell, charismatic, delici...

  3. says:

    My name is Cassandra Mortmain, I know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian, we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes, quite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls My name is Cassandra Mortmain, I know it sounds made up but it s true I m 17 and bright as a button and never been kissed because it s the 1930s My family are effortlessly bohemian, we all live in a crumbling castle oh yes, quite literally and we have no money at all and we have only barely heard of the twentieth century How poor we are since father stopped earning any money He used to be a genius but now he does crosswords We eat the occasional potato and scrape plaster off the walls for pudding We have thought of cooking one of our dogs but that would not do Also, something you should be aware of, although you will find out pretty soon I believe, is that I suffer from acute logorrhoea, which is a debilitating condition that impels its victim to write a never ending journal into which is debouched every last possible banal but extremely charming detail of one s life and that of one s immediate family, which is, the pulchritudinous Rose, my 21 year old sister, my doughty schoolboy ...

  4. says:

    That s right I really liked it And I m not ashamed to admit it Now, would you please excuse me while I go read Hemingway and then kill something with my bare hands.

  5. says:

    With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th birthday by my stepdad, the title Pride and Prejudice scribbled on a piece of paper and handed to me by my young must ve been straight out of college 7th grade English teacher she gave me the paper and sent me to the library to find it, and I still remember sitting in that classroom taking in the opening page with grand delight.I hadn t ever heard of I Capture the With many of my favorite books I can still remember the person who put a copy in my hands Matilda was given to me for my 8th birthday by my stepdad, the title Pride and Prejudice scribbled on a piece of pap...

  6. says:

    Dear I Capture the Castle,What to say, what to say Hard to put down all the feelings To put it simply you did everything right The characterization like flowers slowly blooming The story like seasons changing, invisibly but inevitably The romance made both heartfelt and utterly, often infuriatingly real The details, oh the details I was put right into this world and right into Cassandra s head And the charm You are such a charming book so amusing and so sweet tempered yet with a cer Dear I Capture the Castle,What to say, what to say Hard to put down all the feelings To put it simply you did everything right The characterization like flowers slowly blooming The story like seasons changing, invisibly but inevitably The romance made both heartfelt and utterly,...

  7. says:

    Upcoming fall 2017 buddy read with the Retro Reads group if anyone is interested.I had never heard of I Capture the Castle until a friend gave it an extremely strong recommendation a few weeks ago Dodie Smith is the author of The 101 Dalmatians the original basis for the Disney movie, and the only reason I was familiar with her name , which I read many years ago and really enjoyed.This ...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here i found this book to alternate between delightful and infuriating.here is the delightful images of the english countryside and the crumbling, fantastic castle cassandra s optimism and intelligence pre simon perfect descriptions of peaceful, contemplative momentsand here is the infuriating cassandra s father a supposed genius but in reality a sexist, abusive, loathsome, distant fellow he appears sporadically to ignore his children, leave his wife lonely, make everyone question his sanity i found this book to alternate between delightful and infuriating.here is the delightful images of the english countryside and the crumbling, fantastic castle cassandra s optimism and intelligence pre simon perfect descriptions of peaceful, contemplative momentsand here is the infuriating cassandra s father a supposed genius but in reality a sexist, abusive, loathsome, distant fellow he appears sporadically to ignore his children, leave his wife lonely, make everyone question his sanity and demand his supper from the ladies of the house the frustrating part of this character is that his terrible behavior is overlooked and often glorified when he should be taken to task i spent a good part of this book longing for someone to throw him into the moat cassandra s personality meltdown after falling in love the optimistic, intelligent, loving, happy girl turns at once into a mean spirited, self centered fool she begins...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Dodie Smith s I Capture the Castle is a charming and surprising read I was enchanted by the first paragraph, but never did I imagine that it would be the sort of book that left me speechless at the end in awe and contemplative and wanting to readbut knowing that anything else I picked up just wouldn t feel right.The narrator, who is consciously attempting to capture in her...

  10. says:

    This novel was darn near perfect.Cassandra her family inhabit a castle in conditions of extreme poverty Cassandra captures both her family s character their eccentric life style beautifully in her journals a very rare example of a diary narration working Different styles depths of love are explored I will never be persuaded that ...

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