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Beryl Bainbridge (1934–2010)

Autor/a de Master Georgie

42+ obres 6,124 Membres 166 Ressenyes 22 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Beryl Bainbridge was born on November 21, 1934, in Liverpool, England. She became an actress at a young age and worked in English repertory theatres and on the radio. Her work contains dark, somber subject matter, deftly mixed with humor. Her writing acts as an outlet for her childhood mostra'n més frustrations, and frequently deals with family relations. In her novels, she recalls memories of disappointment and of a bad-tempered, brooding father. During her lifetime, she wrote 18 novels including A Weekend with Claude, Another Part of the Wood, The Bottle Factory Outing, The Birthday Boys, According to Queeney, and Young Adolf. She adapted many of her novels, such as An Awfully Big Adventure, Sweet William, and The Dressmaker, for film. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Whitbread Award in 1977 for Injury Time and in 1996 for Every Man for Himself; the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1998 for Master Georgie; a Guardian Fiction Award, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2003. She was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. She died from cancer on July 2, 2010 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie (1998) 906 exemplars
Every Man for Himself (1996) 776 exemplars
According to Queeney (2001) 626 exemplars
The Bottle Factory Outing (1974) 544 exemplars
An Awfully Big Adventure (1989) 515 exemplars
The Birthday Boys (1991) 498 exemplars
The Dressmaker (1973) 295 exemplars
Young Adolf (1978) 247 exemplars
Injury Time (1977) 243 exemplars
Harriet Said (1977) 196 exemplars
A Quiet Life (1976) 184 exemplars
Another Part of the Wood (1968) 178 exemplars
The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress (2011) 168 exemplars
Watson's Apology (1984) 142 exemplars
Sweet William (1975) 128 exemplars
Winter Garden (1692) 120 exemplars
A Weekend with Claude (1967) 73 exemplars
Collected Stories (1994) 25 exemplars
Something Happened Yesterday (1993) 19 exemplars
Filthy Lucre (1986) 17 exemplars
Unnatural Causes (1986) 3 exemplars
The Most Hunted Person of the Modern Age (2007) — Pròleg — 3 exemplars
The dolphin connection (1991) 1 exemplars
Any 1 exemplars
Lo ha dicho Harriet (1978) 1 exemplars
Ce très cher William (1992) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals (1913) — Introducció, algunes edicions503 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 423 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 287 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
When I Grow Up: A Memoir (2005) — Introducció, algunes edicions20 exemplars
An Awfully Big Adventure [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 15 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Bainbridge, Beryl
Nom oficial
Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Causa de la mort
Llocs de residència
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Merchant Taylors' Girls School
theatre critic
Premis i honors
Britse ridderorde (2000)
David Cohen Prize (2003)
John Johnson Ltd
Biografia breu
After the publication of her breakthrough novel Harriet Said in 1972, Beryl Bainbridge became one of the grandes dames of British contemporary literature because of her prolific and successful works, original voice, and darkly funny outlook. Her biography, Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts of Means by Brendan King, was published in 2016.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE JUNE 2015 - BAINBRIDGE & BURGESS a 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (juliol 2015)
2012, Quarter 2: Beryl Bainbridge a Monthly Author Reads (maig 2012)


Dva krátké romány výrazné anglické autorky (nar. 1934) spojují prvky dobrodružné detektivky, současné komedie mravů, ale i absurdity a černého humoru. První příběh představuje tragikokomickou frašku z prostředí přistěhovalých italských dělníků, druhý ukazuje životní i milostné zmatky a manželskou nevěru středního věku.
PDSS | Oct 18, 2023 |
archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Friends Freda and Brenda are living together in a small flat and working in a wine bottling factory in North London in the 1970s. Their work consists of applying labels to wine bottles. Freda is single, outgoing, and assertive. Brenda is separated from her husband. She is an introvert who tries to get along with everyone. The factory owners are Italian. The majority of the workers are Italian immigrants, plus one Irishman. Freda is seeking to develop a romance with the factory owner’s son. Brenda must fend off advances from one of the (married) factory managers. The main event is a picnic for the workers. When this outing finally occurs, it takes a tragic turn.

This story is a combination of gallows humor, sexism, and classism. The characters and settings are well drawn. The prose is elegant. Primary themes are loneliness, power, and fears of immigrants at being blamed for whatever has gone wrong. It was published in 1974 and nominated for the Booker Prize. Dark humor is obviously going to be appreciated by some readers more than others. I enjoyed the writing style and plan to read more from this author.
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Castlelass | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Oct 30, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "Online reviews credit with being well research and written, story of Englishman's involvement in Crimean war, and successfully deals with Victorian era sexual under and over tones. Oh my gosh, even with this information I can't recall ever reading. Try again someday!"
MGADMJK | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Sep 20, 2022 |



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