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An Awfully Big Adventure

An Awfully Big Adventure

by Beryl Bainbridge
     
 

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This provocative and compelling novel by one of Britian's leading writers tells the darkly humorous tale of Stella, a star-struck, teenaged actress caught in the backstage intrigue of a 1950s Liverpool theater repertory company. Stella romances the director of a production of Peter Pan with consequences that would be uproariously funny if they were not so dire. The

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This provocative and compelling novel by one of Britian's leading writers tells the darkly humorous tale of Stella, a star-struck, teenaged actress caught in the backstage intrigue of a 1950s Liverpool theater repertory company. Stella romances the director of a production of Peter Pan with consequences that would be uproariously funny if they were not so dire. The play becomes a metaphor for the darker side of youth as Stella is drawn into very adult mayhem.

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Lynn Freed
. . .Bainbridge uses a repertory theater company in Liverpool in the 1950's as the stage for her heroine's grimy coming of age. . . .While the strength of this novel lies in its realism, its clever prose, its faithfully drawn scenery, its memorable vignettes, there is, in the end, something too intended in the story, something missing from the book. What it lacks, perhaps, is reverberation. -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786701841
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Bainbridge, Beryl Series
Edition description:
Media Tie
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.59(d)

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