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Margery Sharp (1905–1991)

Autor(a) de The Rescuers

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Obras por Margery Sharp

The Rescuers (1959) 1,138 exemplares
Miss Bianca (1962) 459 exemplares
Cluny Brown (1944) 380 exemplares
The Turret (1963) 313 exemplares
Miss Bianca in the Salt Mines (1966) 246 exemplares
Miss Bianca in the Orient (1970) 238 exemplares
Britannia Mews (1946) 232 exemplares
The Nutmeg Tree (1937) 211 exemplares
The Foolish Gentlewoman (1948) 176 exemplares
Something Light (1960) 163 exemplares
The Gypsy in the Parlour (1953) 121 exemplares
The Eye of Love (1957) 110 exemplares
The Flowering Thorn (1934) 90 exemplares
Rhododendron Pie (1930) 80 exemplares
Miss Bianca in the Antarctic (1971) 80 exemplares
Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaid (1972) 77 exemplares
Martha in Paris (1962) 74 exemplares
The Innocents (1971) 71 exemplares
Bernard the Brave (1976) 69 exemplares
The Stone of Chastity (1940) 68 exemplares
Bernard into Battle (1978) 61 exemplares
Harlequin House (1939) 55 exemplares
Four Gardens (1935) 52 exemplares
The Sun in Scorpio (1965) 47 exemplares
Martha, Eric and George (1964) 44 exemplares
Fanfare for Tin Trumpets (1932) 29 exemplares
In Pious Memory (1967) 28 exemplares
Lise Lillywhite (1951) 27 exemplares
Rosa (1969) 23 exemplares
The Faithful Servants (1975) 22 exemplares
Summer Visits (1977) 21 exemplares
Miss Bianca and the Rescuers (1982) 18 exemplares
Three Companion Pieces (1941) 10 exemplares
Melisande (1960) 9 exemplares
The Tigress on the Hearth (1955) 9 exemplares
Sophy Cassmajor (1934) 6 exemplares
Lost at the Fair (1965) 5 exemplares
The Nymph and the Nobleman (1932) 4 exemplares
The Magical Cockatoo (1974) 2 exemplares
Lady in Waiting: A Play (1941) 1 exemplar
Muserejsen 1 exemplar
Lady in Waiting 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Rescuers [1977 film] (1977) — Original Story — 337 exemplares
The Rescuers Down Under [1990 film] (1990) — Original book — 246 exemplares
Walt Disney: The Rescuers (1989) — Original Story — 139 exemplares
Walt Disney's the Rescuers : A Little Golden Book (1971) — Original story — 120 exemplares
14 Suspense Stories to Play Russian Roulette By (1945) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
65 Great Murder Mysteries (1983) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Walt Disney's The Rescuers: A Golden Tell-A-Tale Book (1977) — Original Story — 14 exemplares
In the Dead of Night (1961) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Mens vi taler om djævelen .... : 19 gys (1977) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Forbidden Street [1949 film] (2012) — Writer — 2 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock's Fireside Book of Suspense (1947) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This was an enjoyable read and a well developed children's story. Although I've never seen it, I can understand why Disney made a movie loosely based on the book. Full disclosure: I'm not generally a big fan of mice or rodents but I overlooked that in this case. The illustrations by Garth Williams were especially cute.
Ann_R | 19 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
In the late 1930s, the family of working-class Londoner Cluny Brown decide that she needs to learn to "know her place" and send her off to be trained as a domestic servant at the country pile of the Carmel baronets in Devon. Shenanigans ensue.

Much of Cluny Brown is the kind of light, witty comedy you find many women authors producing in interwar Britain, with our namesake character's naive honesty highlighting many of the absurdities and assumptions of the class system. Some of the characters act in ways that I didn't find entirely convincing—there's a bit of that Wodehousian tendency towards abrupt engagements and so on—but I could roll with it as part of the style of the period. Since Margery Sharp wrote this in the late 40s, however, there's a little bit of melancholy foreshadowing of the war to come which provides an acid that leavens some of the giddier elements.

Where the book worked less well for me was the ending. I can see why Cluny didn't end up with the chemist, because Sharp did her work to show how there was a fundamental incompatibility with their characters. But Cluny being paired off right at the end with Adam Belinski in what we're told is a true love match just didn't convince me at all, and felt dated in a way that many other parts of the book avoided. Yes, I can see that throughout, Sharp is positioning both of them as outsiders in many ways—but you need something beyond thematic similarity to make a couple convincing. Moreover, Belinski is shown throughout the novel to be a relentless womaniser who comes this close to sexually assaulting Betty. Despite what the epilogue says, I think that if Cluny Brown does have a happily-ever-after, it won't be with him.
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siriaeve | 16 outras críticas | Nov 19, 2023 |
Hace mucho que estaba con ganas de leer esta novela y ya la iba a leer en francés cuando salió esta edición de Hoja de Lata que es una delicia.

Recomendable desde todos los puntos de vista. De hecho, Hoja de Lata acaba de sacar otra novela de Sharp que he apuntado para comprarme, también en traducción de Raquel García Rojas.

Ahora me apetece ver otra vez la película.
aliciamartorell | 16 outras críticas | Sep 27, 2023 |
One of my FAVORITES when I was young - have to go back ad read it again!
schoenbc70 | 19 outras críticas | Sep 2, 2023 |



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