Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm

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by Stella Gibbons
     
 

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"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic

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"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent: organization.

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Editorial Reviews

Nancy Pearl
Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century.
NPR's Morning Edition
The Independent
Delicious . . . Cold Comfort Farm has the sunniness of a P. G. Wodehouse and the comic aplomb of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141441597
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/25/2008
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
716,730
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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