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Beryl Bainbridge (1932–2010)

Autor(a) de Master Georgie

46+ Works 6,234 Membros 166 Reviews 22 Favorited

About the Author

Beryl Bainbridge was born on November 21, 1934, in Liverpool, England. She became an actress at a young age and worked in English repertory theatres and on the radio. Her work contains dark, somber subject matter, deftly mixed with humor. Her writing acts as an outlet for her childhood mostrar mais frustrations, and frequently deals with family relations. In her novels, she recalls memories of disappointment and of a bad-tempered, brooding father. During her lifetime, she wrote 18 novels including A Weekend with Claude, Another Part of the Wood, The Bottle Factory Outing, The Birthday Boys, According to Queeney, and Young Adolf. She adapted many of her novels, such as An Awfully Big Adventure, Sweet William, and The Dressmaker, for film. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Whitbread Award in 1977 for Injury Time and in 1996 for Every Man for Himself; the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1998 for Master Georgie; a Guardian Fiction Award, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2003. She was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. She died from cancer on July 2, 2010 at the age of 77. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Beryl Bainbridge

Master Georgie (1998) 918 cópias
Every Man for Himself (1996) 796 cópias
According to Queeney (2001) 636 cópias
The Bottle Factory Outing (1974) 550 cópias
An Awfully Big Adventure (1989) 524 cópias
The Birthday Boys (1991) 510 cópias
The Dressmaker (1973) 302 cópias
Injury Time (1977) 248 cópias
Young Adolf (1978) 247 cópias
Harriet Said (1977) 200 cópias
A Quiet Life (1976) 192 cópias
Another Part of the Wood (1968) 179 cópias
Watson's Apology (1984) 144 cópias
Sweet William (1975) 127 cópias
Winter Garden (1692) 121 cópias
A Weekend with Claude (1967) 75 cópias
Collected Stories (1994) 26 cópias
Something Happened Yesterday (1993) 19 cópias
Filthy Lucre (1986) 16 cópias
Unnatural Causes (1986) 3 cópias
The Most Hunted Person of the Modern Age (2007) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
Lo Ha Dicho Harriet (1975) 2 cópias
The dolphin connection (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Harriet Said... (1974) 1 exemplar(es)
À conquista do Polo Sul 1 exemplar(es)
Lo ha dicho Harriet (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Ce très cher William (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
The Bottle Factory Outing (BBC Radio 4 drama) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Any 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals (1913) — Introdução, algumas edições522 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuinte — 431 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Granta 14: Autobiography (1984) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Ox-Tales: Air (2009) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
When I Grow Up: A Memoir (2005) — Introdução, algumas edições20 cópias
An Awfully Big Adventure [1995 film] (1995) — Original book — 16 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Bainbridge, Beryl
Nome de batismo
Bainbridge, Beryl Margaret
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Merchant Taylors' Girls School
theatre critic
Britse ridderorde (2000)
David Cohen Prize (2003)
John Johnson Ltd
Pequena biografia
After the publication of her breakthrough novel Harriet Said in 1972, Beryl Bainbridge became one of the grandes dames of British contemporary literature because of her prolific and successful works, original voice, and darkly funny outlook. Her biography, Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts of Means by Brendan King, was published in 2016.



BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE JUNE 2015 - BAINBRIDGE & BURGESS em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Julho 2015)
2012, Quarter 2: Beryl Bainbridge em Monthly Author Reads (Maio 2012)


Dva krátké romány výrazné anglické autorky (nar. 1934) spojují prvky dobrodružné detektivky, současné komedie mravů, ale i absurdity a černého humoru. První příběh představuje tragikokomickou frašku z prostředí přistěhovalých italských dělníků, druhý ukazuje životní i milostné zmatky a manželskou nevěru středního věku.
PDSS | Oct 18, 2023 |
archivomorero | Nov 9, 2022 |
Friends Freda and Brenda are living together in a small flat and working in a wine bottling factory in North London in the 1970s. Their work consists of applying labels to wine bottles. Freda is single, outgoing, and assertive. Brenda is separated from her husband. She is an introvert who tries to get along with everyone. The factory owners are Italian. The majority of the workers are Italian immigrants, plus one Irishman. Freda is seeking to develop a romance with the factory owner’s son. Brenda must fend off advances from one of the (married) factory managers. The main event is a picnic for the workers. When this outing finally occurs, it takes a tragic turn.

This story is a combination of gallows humor, sexism, and classism. The characters and settings are well drawn. The prose is elegant. Primary themes are loneliness, power, and fears of immigrants at being blamed for whatever has gone wrong. It was published in 1974 and nominated for the Booker Prize. Dark humor is obviously going to be appreciated by some readers more than others. I enjoyed the writing style and plan to read more from this author.
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Castlelass | outras 20 resenhas | Oct 30, 2022 |
Here's what I wrote in 2008 about this read: "Online reviews credit with being well research and written, story of Englishman's involvement in Crimean war, and successfully deals with Victorian era sexual under and over tones. Oh my gosh, even with this information I can't recall ever reading. Try again someday!"
MGADMJK | outras 18 resenhas | Sep 20, 2022 |



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