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Nancy Mitford (1904–1973)

Autor(a) de The Pursuit of Love

33+ Works 12,039 Membros 282 Reviews 65 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) She is sometimes confused with Nancy MILFORD. Be careful not to combine the two. Thank you for your help.

Image credit: Photo by Roloff Beny, Hotel Cipriani, Venice, 1957
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Obras de Nancy Mitford

The Pursuit of Love (1945) 1,947 cópias
Love in a Cold Climate (1949) 1,696 cópias
The Sun King (1966) 911 cópias
Madame de Pompadour (1954) 897 cópias
Don't Tell Alfred (1960) 777 cópias
The Blessing (1951) 755 cópias
Voltaire in Love (1957) 402 cópias
Frederick the Great (1970) 370 cópias
Wigs on the Green (1935) 347 cópias
Christmas Pudding (1932) 293 cópias
Pigeon Pie (1940) 275 cópias
Highland Fling (1931) 230 cópias

Associated Works

The Princesse de Clèves (1678) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,309 cópias
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters (2007) — Contribuinte — 819 cópias
The Mapp and Lucia Novels (1994) — Introdução, algumas edições541 cópias
The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (1996) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
Ice: Stories of Survival from Polar Exploration (1999) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Virago Book of Christmas (2002) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Love in a Cold Climate [2001 film] (2005) — Original novel — 24 cópias
The Little Hut (1951) — Adapted, algumas edições23 cópias
The Bedside Lilliput (1950) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Love in a Cold Climate [1980 TV mini-series] (2012) — Original novel — 10 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Freeman-Mitford, Nancy
Outros nomes
Rodd, Honourable Mrs. Peter
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Swinbrook Churchyard, Oxfordshire, England
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Versailles, France
Causa da morte
hodgkin's lymphoma
Locais de residência
Oxfordshire, England, UK
Paris, France
Versailles, France
at home
Mitford, Jessica (sister)
Mosley, Diana (sister)
Devonshire, Deborah (sister)
Mitford, Algernon B. (grandfather)
Mosley, Oswald (brother-in-law)
Guinness, Desmond (nephew) (mostrar todas 13)
Murphy, Sophia (niece)
Churchill, Randolph S. (second cousin)
Soames, Mary (second cousin)
Mosley, Charlotte (niece-in-law)
Mitford, Pamela (sister)
Mitford, Unity (sister)
York, Catherine (cousin)
Girl Guides
Order of the British Empire (Commander ∙ 1972)
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1972)
Caroline Dawnay (PFD)
Pequena biografia
Nancy Mitford came from an aristocratic background, which she enjoyed satirizing (along with snobs and social climbers). Many of her works were witty and worldly observations of English and French society and manners. She began writing fiction and moved on to biography and history. She was one of the six Mitford sisters, whose lives and activities fascinated the public.
Aviso de desambiguação
She is sometimes confused with Nancy MILFORD. Be careful not to combine the two. Thank you for your help.



4. The Blessing by Nancy Mitford em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)


What a horribly unexpected ending!
tayswift1477 | outras 69 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Awful. I know this is very well rated, and it is from vintage books, but this is simply tripe. I am reading the ebook version and hopefully it is a case of bad conversion from print. Having stated that, this version has terrible and nonsensical sentences, bad structure, the tenses do not even agree - and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I am left wondering about Ms. Mitford's education (or more likely lack thereof) and if she was a native English speaker. Yes it is that bad.

Sadly I have several other novels from her here in my tbr, and now am very reluctant to even consider opening them.

1 star. would give this a negative rating if possible. A real shame as the topic is interesting.
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Kiri | outras 15 resenhas | Dec 24, 2023 |
Really fun read read that turns into a surprisingly moving read. The power and beauty of people being their unapologetic selves. Eccentric, selfish, funny, loving, and all too human. The manner in which the war alters the view is deftly and poignantly handled by Mitford. A smart and funny book that has something to say about our strange species.
BookyMaven | outras 69 resenhas | Dec 6, 2023 |
"‘Oh, don’t pity me. I’ve had eleven months of perfect and unalloyed happiness, very few people can say that, in the course of long long lives, I imagine.’
I imagined so too. Alfred and I are happy, as happy as married people can be. We are in love, we are intellectually and physically suited in every possible way, we rejoice in each other’s company, we have no money troubles and three delightful children. And yet, when I consider my life, day by day, hour by hour, it seems to be composed of a series of pinpricks. Nannies, cooks, the endless drudgery of housekeeping, the nerve-racking noise and boring repetitive conversation of small children (boring in the sense that it bores into one’s very brain), their absolute incapacity to amuse themselves, their sudden and terrifying illnesses, Alfred’s not infrequent bouts of moodiness, his invariable complaints at meals about the pudding, the way he will always use my tooth-paste and will always squeeze the tube in the middle. These are the components of marriage, the wholemeal bread of life, rough, ordinary, but sustaining; Linda had been feeding upon honey-dew, and that is an incomparable diet."

for a while during reading I thought I wasn't really into it then I reached the end and realised it had really taken hold of me without realising. the doings of a bunch of very explicitly aristocratic aristocrats seems designed to turn me off but it's written well with a lot of dry humour. everything is treated with mockery but a sympathetic kind of mockery, one about how silly we can be but how that's how things are and we get on with it and it's ok. if that makes sense. i found the portrayal of communists pretty good on that count - affectionate mockery understanding. a pretty enjoyable book that i think will be a grower on my imagination over time

one thing that really bothers me: what's the french guy's final written message say? it's just said that it's unreadable but there's no hint at all given of what it might be supposed to say or anything. maybe i missed an obvious joke or something.

oh one big problem is it uses a good amount of untranslated French you can generally get the gist but it kind of sucks
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tombomp | outras 69 resenhas | Oct 31, 2023 |


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