Imatge de l'autor

Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)

Autor/a de National Velvet

26+ obres 3,076 Membres 41 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Inclou aquests noms: Enid Bagnld, Enid Badnold, Enid Bagnold

Crèdit de la imatge: Enid Bagnold

Obres de Enid Bagnold

National Velvet (1935) — Autor — 2,396 exemplars
The Squire (1938) 148 exemplars
The Loved and Envied (1951) 132 exemplars
The Happy Foreigner (1920) 103 exemplars
The Chalk Garden (1956) 84 exemplars
A Diary without Dates (1918) 81 exemplars
Enid Bagnold's Autobiography (1969) 40 exemplars
Greatest Horse Stories (1999) 27 exemplars
Alice and Thomas and Jane (1930) 11 exemplars
The Chinese Prime Minister (1964) 9 exemplars
Serena Blandish (1946) 7 exemplars
The Door of Life (1938) 5 exemplars
Lottie Dundass (1941) 4 exemplars

Obres associades

Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Col·laborador — 181 exemplars
National Velvet [1944 film] (1944) — Autor — 142 exemplars
Stories to Remember, Volume II (1956) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Laurel British Drama: The Twentieth Century (1965) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions88 exemplars
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century, Volume 1 (1987) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
The Ghost Book: Sixteen Stories of the Uncanny (1926) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
The Chalk Garden [1964 film] (1987) — Original play — 14 exemplars
Ghosts in Country Houses (1981) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
International Velvet [1978 film] (1978) — Original book — 5 exemplars
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions5 exemplars
Tales of Fear & Frightening Phenomena (1982) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Gespenster — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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Altres noms
Jones, Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady
Data de naixement
1889-10-27
Data de defunció
1981-03-31
Lloc d'enterrament
St. Margaret Church, East Wellow, Hampshire, England, UK
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Rottingdean, Sussex, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Jamaica
Rottingdean, Sussex, England, UK
Educació
Westminster School of Art
Professions
novelist
playwright
nurse
Relacions
Jones, Roderick (husband)
Bagnold, R. A. (brother)
Harris, Frank (lover)
Premis i honors
CBE
Biografia breu
Having worked as a volunteer nurse and ambulance driver in World War I and written about it (Diary Without Dates, The Happy Foreigner), Enid Bagnold married Sir Roderick Jones, head of the Reuters News Agency, in 1920. She published her most famous novel, National Velvet, in 1935. She also wrote several popular plays.

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A butcher's daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with "Oh, God, give me horses, give me horses! Let me be the best rider in England!" The answer to fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown's plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald, raffled off in a village lottery, who turns out to be adept at jumping fences--exactly the sort of horse that could win the world's most famous steeplechase, the Grand National.
 
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PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
I first read this book as a child and loved Velvet's story. I loved the fragments I could understand, anyway, because the story contains foods, events, and household items that were entirely foreign to a child in 1970's Texas. Even after all these years of enjoying British fiction, there's still a few things I'm puzzled about, because I really don't have any context for what would be considered normal vs eccentric in 1920's rural Sussex. And why the horror of wearing muslins to the gymkhana? What are muslins? I know it's a fabric, but the book treats it as a hated garment the girls are made to wear. Was it an especially ugly dress? Donald is obviously a precocious and mightily spoiled child, but is his spit bottle within the range of normal little boy things for that time? I don't know. I might never know. At least I now know what treacle is, and can google all the other terms. Thank god for google.

Listening to this on audio now as an adult, there's so much more to this story that I can appreciate. The prose is a treat, the family is enchanting, with such distinct and unique personalities, and I understand both Velvet and her mother much better.
… (més)
 
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Doodlebug34 | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 1, 2024 |
A butcher's daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly prayers with "Oh, God, give me horses, give me horses! Let me be the best rider in England!" The answer to fourteen-year-old Velvet Brown's plea materializes in the form of an unwanted piebald, raffled off in a village lottery, who turns out to be adept at jumping fences--exactly the sort of horse that could win the world's most famous steeplechase, the Grand National.
 
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PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Dec 12, 2023 |
How did I get so far along life's path without having read this? I do not know. I have owned a copy of it for nearly ever. I do know I'm glad to have fallen in with Velvet and her remarkable family, including The Piebald and Mi(chael) Taylor, at long last. I didn't even know much of the story, other than it involved a girl and a horse and (I assumed) a race. So I find it actually involves a sickly, unattractive 14-year-old girl with an early version of braces (which she can remove when they get terribly uncomfortable); a recalcitrant, probably ill-bred horse; a once-famous mother who in her youth swam the English Channel against all odds; and that iconic steeplechase, the Grand National. If, like me, you had a picture of Velvet as the young and stunning Elizabeth Taylor astride a thoroughbred in your mind, you're forgiven for making that face you're making now. I've never seen the movie either (was Mickey Rooney her "trainer"?---that's quite wrong too) and I can't decide whether I want to. In any case, the story on the page is a dandy, there's next-to-no sentimentality to it, Velvet's mother is perfection, and her little brother is a hoot. I read one of Enid Bagnold's adult novels many years ago, and enjoyed it, although I found it just a bit overwrought in spots. Still, the characters in that one were very crisp around the edges, and the same is true here. No one blends into the background. The dialog is so realistic I had a little trouble with it at first (not being a denizen of rural England in the mid-1930's) but I soon caught on. Excellent illustrations in my book club edition from 1958. Highly recommended.… (més)
 
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laytonwoman3rd | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2021 |

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Obres
26
També de
13
Membres
3,076
Popularitat
#8,303
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
41
ISBN
123
Llengües
2

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