Trifulca a la vista

Trifulca a la vista

by Nancy Mitford
     
 

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Satirizing the devoted followers of British fascism, this novel tells the story of a series of characters hailing from diverse backgrounds, and what happens when they meet in an out-of-the-way little British town. Sheltered Eugenia Malmains, one of the richest girls in England, is a loyal supporter of General Jack and his Union Jackshirts. Cosmopolitan Noel Foster

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Satirizing the devoted followers of British fascism, this novel tells the story of a series of characters hailing from diverse backgrounds, and what happens when they meet in an out-of-the-way little British town. Sheltered Eugenia Malmains, one of the richest girls in England, is a loyal supporter of General Jack and his Union Jackshirts. Cosmopolitan Noel Foster and his intriguing friend Jasper Aspect search for rich heiresses to marry. And Lady Marjorie, accompanied by her friend Poppy, has run away from the mess that ensued after she called off her wedding. When they all join the locals of a small town in a theatrical representation between Pacifists and Jackshirts, tensions come to a boiling point.

Satirizando a los devotos seguidores del fascismo británico, esta novela narra la historia de una serie de personajes diversos orígenes, y lo que sucede cuando se encuentran en un recóndito pueblito inglés. La mimada Eugenia Malmains, una de las muchachas más ricas de Inglaterra, es una fiel seguidora del capitán Jack y sus camisas tricolores. El cosmopolita Noel Foster y su intrigante amigo Jasper Aspect van a la caza de una rica heredera. Y Lady Marjorie, acompañada de su amiga Poppy, ha huido del revuelo provocado por haber cancelado su boda. Cuando todos ellos se unen a las personas locales de un pequeño pueblo para llevar a cabo una representación teatral entre los fascistas y pacifistas, las tensiones explotan.

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“Mitford has a gift for detecting the absurdities of character.”  —Times Literary Supplement, on the English-language edition

“Devastatingly witty, Miss Mitford [was] one of Britain’s most piercing observers of social manners.”  —New York Times, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788492663491
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Mitford was a novelist and biographer whose best-known works include Highland Fling, Love in a Cold Climate, and The Pursuit of Love. She was one of the noted Mitford sisters, and one of the Bright Young People on the London social scene during the inter-war years. Charlotte Mosley was Nancy Mitford’s niece by marriage. She is the editor of The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters. Patricia Antón is a Spanish philologist and the translator of many works in English, including those by Nancy Mitford and Stephen King.

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