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Lucia's Progress
     

Lucia's Progress

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by E. F. Benson
 

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Miss Mapp and Lucia return in the fifth instalment of E. F. Benson's classic series. Here we find Lucia battling here way to the top of the social ladder in the small village of Tilling, Miss Mapp here nemesis will not let that happen with out a very polite and gentile fight. This novel, originally published in 1935, is being republished here together with a new

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Miss Mapp and Lucia return in the fifth instalment of E. F. Benson's classic series. Here we find Lucia battling here way to the top of the social ladder in the small village of Tilling, Miss Mapp here nemesis will not let that happen with out a very polite and gentile fight. This novel, originally published in 1935, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781666395
Publisher:
Andrews UK
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,031,476
File size:
500 KB

Meet the Author

E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was a prolific novelist, dramatist, short story writer, and biographer. He wrote biographies of Sir Francis Drake, Alcibiades, Ferdinand Magellan, Queen Victoria, and Charlotte Bronte. The son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and a bit eccentric, he studied archaeology at Kings College, Cambridge, and served as Mayor of Rye near the end of his life.

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Lucia's Progress 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel continues the adventures of Lucia and Mapp in the village of Tilling. We encounter all of the usual characters of the village: Mapp, Lucia, Georgie, Diva, Mrs. Poppitt, Lady Ambermere and Pug. In this installment, Lucia is turning fifty-years old and realizes that she has not accomplished a single stellar act in her whole life. She has managed to keep busy with her charitable affairs and in community activities, but she feels unfulfilled. Her attempts to maintain intellectual control over the people in the village seems to be on the wane. Of course there is her music and the various courses she sets up for all the neighbors, but that isn’t enough. What finally hits her as a valuable effort is to run for councilperson on the village board. It seems that Miss Mapp – now married – has the same idea, and they plan to run on totally opposite platforms. The subtle humor endemic to Benson’s novels continues in the vein of P. G. Wodehouse, but much more subtle. It’s a good introduction to the wry English humor of the time.