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His Family (original: 1917; edição: 2012)

de Ernest Poole (Autor)

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Ernest Poole (1880 - 1950) was born in Chicago, Illinois on 23 Jan 1880, and graduated from Princeton University in 1902. He was a correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post in Europe before and during World War I. Beside "His Family", novel "The Harbor" has remained the work he is most well-known for. It is considered one of the first fictional works to offer a positive view of unions. His Family made him the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. He died in Franconia, NH on 10 Jan 1950. His Family was published in 1917. It tells the story of a middle class family in 1910s New York City.… (mais)
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Título:His Family
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His Family de Ernest Poole (1917)

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    The Alienist de Caleb Carr (mikedraper)
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1916. Roger Gale runs a news clipping business. He has three grown daughters and his wife is dead. Edith, the eldest, has four children and a baby on the way. Her husband is a developer, but he dies in a car crash. Then she goes back to the village in New Hampshire where Mr. Gale grew up. Deborah, the middle daughter, is a great education reformer, in the public schools on the Lower East Side. She won’t get married at first, because she thinks a family of her own will interfere with her work, but finally she does. The youngest daughter, Laura, is terribly gay, always dashing of to parties and dances. She marries a rich man. The eschew children and religion, and have affairs instead. Then she shockingly gets a divorce, and marries the man she was having the affair with. She dares to be happy and go unpunished, though none of the family really approve.

Most of the book is a sentimental meditation on life and death. We go on in our children’s lives. It’s about the bewildering scale of life and how little of it we can really know in our short stay here, but, ah, isn’t it grand? I enjoyed it. Can’t say it was gripping. Took me several months to finish. First novel to win the Pulitzer Prize. ( )
  kylekatz | Jun 30, 2021 |
First in my attempt to read all of the Pulitzer Prize winners. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
537. His Family by Ernest Poole (read 27 Apr 1958) (Pulitzer fiction prize for 1918) I had determined to read all the books which had been awarded the Pulitzer fiction prize, This book won the first such prize awarded, being for the year 1918. I was pleased that I was able to go to the Morningside College library and they had the book on the shelf. I am sure that it is on various library shelves because of its Pulitzer win, while many other fiction works from that time are unfindable today ( )
  Schmerguls | Jul 30, 2013 |
His Family received the first Pulitzer for fiction (then called "novels") in 1918. It traces a middle-class New York family through their ups and downs from the early 1910's to 1917. The family consists of a widower (who wants to be close to his children but doesn't feel he is and whose response to any kind of conflict is to try to smooth it over, anything for peace), his oldest daughter (the traditional wife), her husband and 5 children, his middle daughter (a career woman/feminist), and his youngest daughter (party girl). It's an interesting story of family life in the early 20th century but, deeper than that, it seems to me to be an interesting portrayal of the conflicts and changes going on in American society and the world at that time. That the author was active in working for social reform is reflected in the book. It was also interesting to see the expectations for the future which are reflected in the book. I found it to be a most enjoyable read. ( )
  RebaRelishesReading | Sep 29, 2012 |
Won first Pulitzer Prize for Novel in 1918.

I was reminded of Virginia Woolf's The Years, but His Family is more personal and slightly less sweeping. The plotting is old-fashioned by today's standards, but the characterizations are developed and strong. The theme is well executed.

A great document of its time and of New York City in the 1910s. I wish more adults of today would read the book because it shows many of the issues we think of as so contemporary have been with our society for some time. Above all of that, though, this book celebrates family life, kindness, and the idea that with your family around you, you can get through anything.

While the novel features several interesting male characters, it is the females who are most interesting. The work features three kinds of pre-feminist women, although my use of the term pre-femnist here is ironic since the father calls Deborah a feminist at one point. Deborah is a career woman, running a school for immigrant children. She rejects the traditional women's roles because she is afraid of losing her identity. Edith, her older sister, is the opposite; she is married and has four children, and is pregant with her fifth child. She accepts the traditional, maternal, domestic role of a woman. Laura is the youngest, most carefree sister. She is interested in social activities, games, parties. Laura shows the materialistic woman, and hse married a wealthy man.

These early Pulitzer Prize winning novels show the struggles and hardships that are a part of the uniquely American experience. I think that when they were written part of their purpose was showing that people of all walks of life and personalities have troubles and obstacles in life. While His Family is quite dated in style, it contains some great lyrical passages that transmit the beauty of living and of the passing of generations. For us today, it is an interesting study in the expression, "the more things change, the more they stay the same." ( )
  briantomlin | Jun 18, 2009 |
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Ernest Poole (1880 - 1950) was born in Chicago, Illinois on 23 Jan 1880, and graduated from Princeton University in 1902. He was a correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post in Europe before and during World War I. Beside "His Family", novel "The Harbor" has remained the work he is most well-known for. It is considered one of the first fictional works to offer a positive view of unions. His Family made him the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. He died in Franconia, NH on 10 Jan 1950. His Family was published in 1917. It tells the story of a middle class family in 1910s New York City.

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