Crampton Hodnet

Product Number: EB00743288
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781603811774
Publisher: Epicenter Press
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Description

Fans of Jane Austen are well served in this wicked comedic farce of English village love and gossip by the acclaimed Man Booker prize-nominated author. Life has a certain reassuring if not terribly exciting rhythm for the residents of North Oxford. Miss Morrow is content in her position as spinster companion to Miss Doggett, even if her employer and the woman's social circle regard her as a piece of furniture. But now, Stephen Latimer-the new cleric and Miss Doggett's dashing new tenant-upsets the balance for Miss Morrow by proposing the long-discounted possibility of marriage. Meanwhile, Miss Doggett's nephew, Mr. Francis Cleveland, is a handsome, middle-aged professor not destined for greatness in his field. He has a complaisant wife and an adoring pupil-a dangerous midlife combination. The town gossips witness an impulsive declaration of love between Francis Cleveland and Miss Bird and conclude that Mr. Cleveland is willing to sacrifice marriage and respectability for the sake of passion. Caught in a potentially compromising situation with Miss Morrow, Mr. Latimer clumsily refers to a nonexistent town: Crampton Hodnet. His lie is harmless. In this town appearances are much more deceiving. Barbara Pym began writing Crampton Hodnet in 1939. It was first published posthumously in 1987, thanks to her friend and biographer, Hazel Holt.

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Author(s): Barbara Pym, Hazel Holt
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2013

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