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Edward Streeter (1891–1976)

Autor/a de Father of the Bride

21+ obres 480 Membres 12 Ressenyes

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Obres de Edward Streeter

Father of the Bride (1948) — Autor — 177 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Dere Mable: Love Letters of a Rookie (1918) 68 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Mr. Hobbs' Vacation (1954) 56 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter (1956) 31 exemplars
Chairman of the Bored (1961) 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation [1962 film] (1962) — Original novel — 27 exemplars
"Thats me all over, Mable" (1919) 18 exemplars
Mr. Robbins Rides Again (1958) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
"Same old Bill, eh Mable!" (1919) 10 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Skoal Scandinavia (1952) 9 exemplars
Window on America (1959) 6 exemplars
Along the ridge (1964) 6 exemplars
Ham Martin, class of '17 (1969) 5 exemplars

Obres associades

A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Father of the Bride [1991 film] (1991) — Original novel — 182 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Father of the Bride Part II [1995 film] (1900) — Original book — 78 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Father of the Bride [1950 film] (1950) — Original book — 58 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Father's Little Dividend [1951 film] (1951) — Original book — 49 exemplars
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1956 v04 (1956) 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
XII Twelve Short Novels (1961) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars, 1 ressenya
American Men at Arms (1964) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya

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Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can’t get a cocktail, and he’s footing the bill...He’s the father of the bride.
Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He’s the kind of guy who believes that weddings are simple affairs in which two people get married. But when daddy’s little girl announces her engagement to Buckley, Mr. Banks feels like his life has been turned upside down.
The dress that will be worn for one day is how much? Why would anyone spend that much for flowers? And however befuddled Mr. Banks becomes, no one pays the least amount of attention to him. He must host cocktail parties with the in-laws to be, initiate financial planning talks with Buckley, and moderate family conferences on who will be invited to the reception. But poor Mr. Banks! All he sees are the bills, and no one talks to him about losing his little girl!
Father of the Bride is a timeless, heartwarming, and hysterically funny tale that appeals directly to the lighter side of life, and any man with a child about to get married can appreciate Mr. Banks’s situation and the troubles that befall him.
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LynneQuan | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 6, 2023 |
Mr. Hobbs' Vacation is a dated book, but it thoroughly enjoyed it, probably because I identified with poor Mr. Hobbs in so many ways.
The Hobbs family is off to Rock Harbor, an island where they will enjoy a months vacation, with their teen daughter as well as their two married adult daughters and their families. Mr. Hobbs is excited about the visiting with his children and grandchildren, the opportunities to fish, walk on the beach and relax, read a few good books, and thoroughly refresh himself with the vacation. But nothing seems to go Mr. Hobbs' way. Many of the pickles he finds himself in are of his own making, and others are just the types of inevitable misfortunes that we all experience from time to time. About half the time, I was seeing eye to eye with Mr. Hobbs, feeling his sorrows with him. The other half of the time I wanted to give him a good talking to and tell him to stop feeling so put upon and sorry for himself, and make the best of things.
The book was often funny, and Streeter has a way of turning a phrase occasonally that would make me laugh out loud just from the way it was worded. It also touched on the bittersweet nostalgia of parents when their children are growing up, and don't need them anymore.
One peculiar note: I thought the book would be better if you just tossed out the first and last chapter. The book is about Mr. Hobbs and his family, but Chapter 1 is about Rock Harbor before the tourists come for the summer, and Chapter 23 is about Rock Harbor after the tourists leave... neither has any relevance that I see to the story or the purpose of the book. So I recommend the book... but start with Chapter 2 and stop with Chapter 22. (You won't follow my advice. You'll read them all, and then afterwards you'll say, "Well, he was right about that.")
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fingerpost | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 21, 2023 |
Now that I've read two books, I can say that I love Edward Streeter. Mid-century humor = perfection. I thikn I'm going to try pushing this one on my parents before they buy that country house they've been talking about.
 
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beautifulshell | Aug 27, 2020 |
Reading because I *loved* the original Father of the Bride/Father's Little Dividend movies. I'm picturing Spencer Tracy as Mr. Robbins, of course.

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Really funny. Similar tone to the narration of Father of the Bride. Mid-century humor is so great!
 
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Obres
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15
Membres
480
Popularitat
#51,408
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½ 3.7
Ressenyes
12
ISBN
27
Llengües
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