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Margaret Drabble

Autor(a) de The Red Queen

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About the Author

Margaret Drabble was born on June 5, 1939 in Sheffield, England. She attended The Mount School in York and Newnham College, Cambridge University. After graduation, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford during which time she understudied for Vanessa Redgrave. She is a novelist, mostrar mais critic, and the editor of the fifth edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Her works include A Summer Bird Cage; The Millstone, which won the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize in 1966; Jerusalem the Golden, which won James Tait Black Prize in 1967; and The Witch of Exmoor. She also received the E. M. Forster award and was awarded a Society of Authors Travelling Fellowship in the 1960s and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1980. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Margaret Drabble

The Red Queen (2004) 935 cópias
The Millstone (1965) 929 cópias
The Radiant Way (1987) 815 cópias
The Peppered Moth (2000) 716 cópias
The Seven Sisters (2002) 699 cópias
The Needle's Eye (1972) 450 cópias
The Witch of Exmoor (1996) 449 cópias
A Natural Curiosity (1989) 445 cópias
The Ice Age (1977) 426 cópias
The Dark Flood Rises (2016) 406 cópias
A Summer Bird-cage (1963) 400 cópias
The Waterfall (1969) 395 cópias
The Realms of Gold (1975) 384 cópias
The Sea Lady (2006) 382 cópias
The Gates of Ivory (1991) 373 cópias
Jerusalem the Golden (1967) 370 cópias
The Middle Ground (1980) 346 cópias
The Garrick Year (1964) 334 cópias
The Pure Gold Baby (2013) 289 cópias
Arnold Bennett: A Biography (1974) 90 cópias
Angus Wilson: A Biography (1995) 64 cópias
The Gifts of War (2011) 22 cópias
The Genius of Thomas Hardy (1976) 11 cópias
Wordsworth (1966) 11 cópias
Great Poets of the 20th Century: Sylvia Plath (2008) — Prefácio — 9 cópias
London Consequences (1972) 6 cópias
Le Milieu de la Vie 1 exemplar(es)
Mühlstein 1 exemplar(es)
Sığ Sularda 1 exemplar(es)
Hassan's Tower 1 exemplar(es)
Stækkede vinger (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Loistava tilaisuus 1 exemplar(es)
La Mer toujours recommencée (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Tornado Pratt 1 exemplar(es)
Safe as Houses (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Crossing the Alps 1 exemplar(es)
The Þpeppered moth 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Pride and Prejudice (1813) — Introdução, algumas edições80,440 cópias
Sense and Sensibility (1811) — Introdução, algumas edições38,031 cópias
Emma (1815) — Introdução, algumas edições37,874 cópias
Persuasion (1817) — Introdução, algumas edições28,640 cópias
Mansfield Park (1814) — Introdução, algumas edições22,439 cópias
Northanger Abbey (1817) — Introdução, algumas edições21,580 cópias
20.000 Léguas Submarinas (1870) — Introdução, algumas edições18,364 cópias
Middlemarch (1871) — Introdução, algumas edições17,698 cópias
Rumo ao Farol (1927) — Editor, algumas edições17,546 cópias
Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) — Introdução, algumas edições11,361 cópias
Lady Susan / The Watsons / Sanditon (1925) — Editor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições1,976 cópias
Ann Veronica (1909) — Introdução, algumas edições486 cópias
Owls Do Cry (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições462 cópias
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 366 cópias
Stories (1978) — Introdução — 360 cópias
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuinte — 280 cópias
Cocksure (1968) — Posfácio, algumas edições277 cópias
The Juniper Tree (1985) — Prefácio, algumas edições269 cópias
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuinte — 168 cópias
Poor Cow (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições149 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Wuthering Heights and Poems (1900) — Introdução, algumas edições98 cópias
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Simonetta Perkins (1925) — Prefácio, algumas edições51 cópias
The Guardian Review Book of Short Stories (2011) — Autor — 50 cópias
The Undiscovered Country (1968) — Prefácio, algumas edições29 cópias
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Slightly Foxed 71: Jocelin's Folly (2021) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Slightly Foxed 59: Manhattan Moments (2018) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Collision: Stories From the Science of CERN (2023) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
A Love Letter to Europe: An Outpouring of Sadness and Hope (2019) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
A Day to Remember to Forget (1971) — Introdução, algumas edições3 cópias
Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories (2010) — Introdução — 2 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Holroyd, Dame Margaret Drabble
Data de nascimento
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
The Mount, York
University of Cambridge (Newnham College)
Holroyd, Michael (husband)
Byatt, A. S. (sister)
Langdon, Helen (sister)
Swift, Joe (son)
Swift, Rebecca (1) (daughter)
Royal Shakespeare Company (1960-1963)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary, Literature, 2002)
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1980)
DLitt (hc ∙ University of Cambridge ∙ 2006)
E. M. Forster Award (1973)
Order of the British Empire (Dame Commander ∙ 2008)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
PFD, Drury House
Pequena biografia
MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

Drabble has famously been engaged in a long-running feud with her novelist sister, A.S. Byatt, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea-set in one of her novels. The pair seldom see each other and each does not read the books of the other.




I read to page 50 and it just wasn't holding my attention, so I tossed it.
Fliss88 | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
MD takes on aging and death - dense and fascinating.
nanrobinson45 | outras 21 resenhas | Mar 20, 2024 |
Just not for me. Rumination on aging, as reflected on by the primary and a number of secondary characters. I found the characters and their context simply didn't engage me in a meaningful way. Nothing particularly insightful, instructive or entertaining about the act of aging.
vscauzzo | outras 21 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
The story of Liz, Alix and Esther continues. Alix has moved north, to the town where Liz was raised. She is interested in understanding the motivations of the serial killer Paul Whitmore, who we met in the first book, and she is visiting him in prison. Liz, a public intellectual, finds herself mired in controversy after some comments she makes on child sexuality. Esther is still living in Italy with her female lover, but is trying to decide whether to break that off, return to England, and possibly marry a man. Liz's sister Shirley, has a prominent role as she takes off on a lark after the death of her husband.

While the novel continues the saga of life in Britain in the 1980's, I did not find it as engaging as the first novel. For one thing, there are seemingly dozens of peripheral characters who make briefs appearances, one or two, but really don't seem to serve any purpose other than to pontificate. To me, the book really seemed to lack focus, and even a narrative arc. Drabble seems to experiment a bit with metafiction, as well, which also didn't work for me. She randomly speaks directly to the reader, for example, asking where the book should go? Here's some of that text as she's trying to resolve the Shirley plot:

"What do you think will happen to her? Do you think our end is known in our beginning, that we are predetermined, that we endlessly repeat?"


"(And anyway, what is her age? I must say I have lost track of this a little myself. Is she 48 or 49 now, as I had thought, or 50, as others tell me? And if she is 50, does that make her behaviour more or less implausible?)"
(Note this is not a first person narrative book, or a character saying this--it's the author butting in).

and then,

"Shall she resume her non-existence? Is that what you seriously expect?"

and then,

"What possible future could there be for him and Shirley? I have made him as plausible as I can, I have offered him motivation, but I have to admit that it doesn't seem possible that he and Shirley can continue to go on seeing one another."


The final book in the trilogy, The Gates of Ivory is on my Kindle, and I have read very good things about it. I'll be reading it soon, and I hope it is better than this one was.

2 1/2 stars.
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arubabookwoman | 1 outra resenha | Dec 28, 2023 |



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