Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman (Chicago Review Press)

Lolly Willowes, or The Loving Huntsman (Chicago Review Press)

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by Sylvia Townsend Warner
     
 

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In this delightful and witty novel, Laura Willowes rebels against pressure to be the perfect "maiden aunt." Not interested in men or the rushed life of London, Laura is forced to move there from her beloved countryside after the death of her father. Finally, she strikes out for the countryside on her own, selling her soul to an affable but rather simpleminded

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In this delightful and witty novel, Laura Willowes rebels against pressure to be the perfect "maiden aunt." Not interested in men or the rushed life of London, Laura is forced to move there from her beloved countryside after the death of her father. Finally, she strikes out for the countryside on her own, selling her soul to an affable but rather simpleminded devil. First written in the 1920s, this book is timely and entertaining. It was the first selection of the Book of the Month Club in 1926.

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"A skillfully told morality tale." — New York Times Book Review

"Lolly Willowes is a treasure; profound, crisp, and brilliant, an allegory to enchant even the reader with little patience for allegory, a fantasy firmly and illuminatingly located in the very dailiness of life..." — Boston Sunday Globe

Boston Sunday Globe
Lolly Willowes is a treasure; profound, crisp and brilliant, an allegory to enchant even the reader with little patience for allegory, a fantasy firmly and illuminatingly located in the very dailiness of life...
Times Literary Supplement
Lolly Willowes is a morality fable, fully realized but sparely told...It remains a novel as original in its conception as it is subtle and refined in its artistry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780915864911
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1979
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
611,564
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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Lolly Willowes or the Loving Huntsman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Well-written story which seemed a rather trite tale at the start. But watch out! Miss Willowes turns out to be delightful and unconventional . Considering the time of its writing, the author shows that women have felt unfulfilled for longer than many people expect.