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Elizabeth Goudge (1900–1984)

Autor/a de The Little White Horse

62+ obres 10,764 Membres 191 Ressenyes 49 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Uncredited Photo Bought from an EBay seller several years ago. The photo is signed by the author on the back.


Obres de Elizabeth Goudge

The Little White Horse (1946) 2,545 exemplars
Green Dolphin Country (1944) 834 exemplars
Pilgrim's Inn (1948) 703 exemplars
Linnets and Valerians (1964) 595 exemplars
The Scent of Water (1963) 548 exemplars
The Dean's Watch (1960) 532 exemplars
The Child from the Sea (1970) 444 exemplars
Gentian Hill (1949) 437 exemplars
The Bird in the Tree (1940) 385 exemplars
The Heart of the Family (1953) 354 exemplars
A City of Bells (1936) 321 exemplars
The White Witch (1958) 319 exemplars
The Rosemary Tree (1956) 257 exemplars
Towers in the Mist (1938) 241 exemplars
I Saw Three Ships (1969) 241 exemplars
Island Magic (1934) 198 exemplars
The Castle on the Hill (1941) 198 exemplars
The Middle Window (1935) 154 exemplars
Henrietta's House (1942) 152 exemplars
A Book of Comfort (1964) 135 exemplars
The Joy of the Snow (1974) 118 exemplars
God So Loved the World (1951) 113 exemplars
A Diary of Prayer (1966) 95 exemplars
Sister of the Angels (1939) 91 exemplars
The Lost Angel (1971) 82 exemplars
Smoky-House (1940) 76 exemplars
A Book of Faith (1976) 75 exemplars
The Valley of Song (1951) 64 exemplars
A Book of Peace (1967) 53 exemplars
A Christmas Book (1967) 28 exemplars
Make-Believe (1949) 25 exemplars
The Ten Gifts: An Anthology (1965) 22 exemplars
At the Sign of the Dolphin (1947) 18 exemplars
The Elizabeth Goudge Reader (1944) 17 exemplars
The Well of the Star (1941) 13 exemplars
Songs and Verses (1947) 8 exemplars
Pattern of People (1979) 4 exemplars
Trolldomsy̜a 1 exemplars
Det gamle uret 1 exemplars
Secret of Moonacre Poster (2008) 1 exemplars
[Works] 1 exemplars
Neue Weihnachtserzählungen (1984) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Fantasy Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 323 exemplars
Short Stories from the Strand (1992) — Col·laborador — 139 exemplars
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
The Rider of the White Horse (1959) — Introducció, algunes edicions107 exemplars
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
Dancing With the Dark (1999) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
More Murder Most Cozy: More Mysteries in the Classic Tradition (1993) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
The Secret of Moonacre [2008 film] (2010) — Original novel — 30 exemplars
Green Dolphin Street [1947 film] (1944) — Original novel — 14 exemplars
Chosen for Children (1957) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Goudge, Elizabeth de Beauchamp
Altres noms
Goudge, Elizabeth
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Wells, Somerset, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
England, UK
Llocs de residència
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Devon, England, UK
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
University of Reading
Grassendale School
children's book author
short story writer
Goudge, Henry Leighton (father)
Romantic Novelists' Association (vice-president)
Premis i honors
Carnegie Medal (1946)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1945)
Biografia breu
Elizabeth Goudge was born in the cathedral city of Wells. Elizabeth attended Grassendale School and studied art at University College Reading. She went on to teach design and handicrafts in Ely and Oxford. She was a best-selling author in both the UK and the USA from the 1930s through the 1970s. After her mother's death in 1951, Elizabeth Goudge moved to a cottage on Peppard Common, just outside Henley-on-Thames, where she lived for the last 30 years of her life.



Hi, I'm new - and an offer a Tattered but still lovely (juny 2016)


I started off semi-excited about reading this. I enjoyed The Little White Horse and was looking for something light and "storyish". It took awhile to get into, then I started liking it a bit in the middle, then the last third or so was just not good at all and I found myself liking it less the more I read on.

The plot twist was predictable but sweet in places, and I did appreciate the themes of forgiveness and the mercy of God. Unfortunately, the author has no problem mixing in all kinds of pagan traditions about Christmas, Christianity, walking out the Bible, etc. and treats it all rather flippantly and on the same level. Poetic portions that are meant to be supernatural end up sounding pagan and humanistic.

This extremely imaginative author often makes one wonder to what audience she is writing. The child/teen characters are, in the author's own words, extraordinarily mature. Ugh, yes, and not at all believable. The John and Rosalind storyline was distracting and the "big revelation" was extremely anticlimactic. This was not one of my favorites, for sure.

I did learn quite a bit, though. Mummers = play actors who put on a Christmas pageant show. Bullroarer = an obnoxious but common primitive noise maker. Shipmen are usually portrayed with a scarf tied around their heads because they used it to help stifle the sound of the guns. I'm also quite curious about the planting chant and plan to research that a bit.

Favorite quote: "It's not the mark of a good patriot to hate the's the mark of a patriot to love his country."
… (més)
classyhomemaker | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |
Oct. 2016-- I purchased a few copies of this for my kids as it's one of the books we're studying for our Victorian Sci-Fi & Fantasy class. Reading it through this second time, I didn't find it as magical as I did the first time around. I think part of that was due to the fact that I was taking notes and building a curriculum around it this time, rather than just reading for pleasure. Still, it's a lovely story and one of our family's favorites!

Oct. 2012--Excellent! This is my new favorite book! What a magical, wonderful story. I love how the author gives glory to God---both by having the children dedicate the land of the monastery back to God and also in the amazing description of the church service.… (més)
classyhomemaker | Hi ha 51 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |
When the four orphaned Linnet children are sent to live with their strict grandmother, they decide at once their new life is unbearable and they run away. Making their way through the English countryside, the encounter a host of unforgettable characters and begin their search for the missing Valerians. Will they be thwarted by the witch Emma Cobley and her magic cat?
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Dec 10, 2023 |
A prayer a day from famous prayers of the Christian tradition.
PendleHillLibrary | Sep 15, 2023 |



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