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Miss Mole (VMC) de Emily Hilda Young
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Miss Mole (VMC) (original: 1930; edição: 1984)

de Emily Hilda Young (Autor)

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'Who would suspect her sense of fun and irony, of a passionate love for beauty and the power to drag it from its hidden places? Who would imagine that Miss Mole had pictured herself, at different times, as an explorer in strange lands, as a lady wrapped in luxury and delicate garments?' Miss Hannah Mole has for twenty years earned her living precariously as a governess or companion to a succession of difficult old women.Now, aged forty, a thin and shabby figure, she returns to Radstowe, the lovely city of her youth. Here she is, if not exactly welcomed, at least employed as housekeeper by the pompous Reverend Robert Corder, whose daughters are sorely in need of guidance. But even the dreariest situation can be transformed into an adventure by the indomitable Miss Mole. Blessed with imagination, wit and intelligence, she wins the affection of Ethel and her nervous sister Ruth. But her past holds a secret that, if brought to life, would jeopardise everything.… (mais)
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Título:Miss Mole (VMC)
Autores:Emily Hilda Young (Autor)
Informação:Virago (1984), Edition: New edition, 304 pages
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‘Miss Mole’, de E. H. Young, una “novela doméstica” británica sobre la ambivalencia de los sentimientos, J.M. Guelbenzu, Babelia 29.11.2023: https://elpais.com/babelia/2023-11-29/miss-mole-de-e-h-young-una-novela-domestic...
  Albertos | Nov 29, 2023 |
James Tait Black Memorial Prize
  Carolien_S | Nov 23, 2022 |
Confessional: In the beginning, I didn't care for Hannah Mole. In the beginning I was questioning myself, was I supposed to like Hannah Mole? Possibly not, since this was included in the More Book Lust chapter called "Viragos." After finishing the book and with careful consideration, I think I am supposed to see Hannah as an independent, plucky, middle aged woman who barges through life with integrity, wit and humor. She had a prejudice against nonconformist ministers, tells small lies (don't we all?), and keeps secrets. The more Miss Mole's personality blossomed, the more I admired her. Plucky! As my grandmother used to say. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Jun 12, 2020 |
Miss Hannah Mole is a single woman of a certain age who earns her living as a housekeeper, companion or governess. But this isn't the usual story of such a person. Miss Mole is witty, outspoken, with a unique sense of fashion. It becomes obvious that there is more to tell about Hannah's life. Is it her sense of fun that leads us astray? There is definitely a secret. Little by little, crumbs of information are revealed but Young keeps the reader - and her characters - guessing to the final pages.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Virago Modern Classic and will be on the lookout for more by E.H. Young who had an interesting life herself. ( )
2 vote VivienneR | Apr 9, 2018 |
"She was grateful to Fortune who, in making her a servant, had remembered to give her freedom and happiness in herself.", 15 April 2016

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Miss Hannah Mole is a spinster nearing forty who earns her living as a companion/ housekeeper. But while some might become quashed and depressed in such circumstances, the outspoken and humourous Miss Mole's personality shines through on every page:
"In nearly twenty years of earning her living...she had lost all illusions except those she created for herself, but these appeared at her command and stirred by her late adventure, she was ready to find another in the approach of each person she met." Whether it's savouring the beauties of the world around her or teasing her stuck-up cousin Lilla, she finds delights and interest in her rather mundane life.
The novel follows her new situation working for the family of a pompous widowed minister. And then it seems a past love might be catching up on her...
Quite a densely written book, but an extremely memorable one. ( )
  starbox | Apr 14, 2016 |
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It was comforting to know that God and she understood each other, she told herself, with a cynical smile for her presumption, and it was strange to think that Mr. Pilgrim was probably as sure of God's nature as she was, and, like her, made it fit his prejudices; strange that a God who had as many characters as the men and women who sought Him in times of trouble and forgot Him in their happiness, should yet have the power to give peace to bewildered spirits; strange, too, that the dreary dining-room felt like a home.
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'Who would suspect her sense of fun and irony, of a passionate love for beauty and the power to drag it from its hidden places? Who would imagine that Miss Mole had pictured herself, at different times, as an explorer in strange lands, as a lady wrapped in luxury and delicate garments?' Miss Hannah Mole has for twenty years earned her living precariously as a governess or companion to a succession of difficult old women.Now, aged forty, a thin and shabby figure, she returns to Radstowe, the lovely city of her youth. Here she is, if not exactly welcomed, at least employed as housekeeper by the pompous Reverend Robert Corder, whose daughters are sorely in need of guidance. But even the dreariest situation can be transformed into an adventure by the indomitable Miss Mole. Blessed with imagination, wit and intelligence, she wins the affection of Ethel and her nervous sister Ruth. But her past holds a secret that, if brought to life, would jeopardise everything.

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