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Elizabeth Taylor (1) (1912–1975)

Autor(a) de Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont

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Obras por Elizabeth Taylor

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (1971) 1,229 exemplares
Angel (1957) 864 exemplares
A Game of Hide and Seek (1951) 573 exemplares
A View of the Harbour (1947) 572 exemplares
In a Summer Season (1961) 487 exemplares
Blaming (1976) 409 exemplares
At Mrs Lippincote's (1945) — Autor — 391 exemplares
The Soul of Kindness (1964) 388 exemplares
A Wreath of Roses (1949) 284 exemplares
Palladian (1946) 281 exemplares
The Sleeping Beauty (1953) 254 exemplares
The Wedding Group (1968) 253 exemplares
The Devastating Boys (1972) 175 exemplares
The Blush (1958) 157 exemplares
Complete Short Stories (2012) 127 exemplares
Hester Lilly and Other Stories (1954) 79 exemplares
A Dedicated Man and Other Stories (1965) 63 exemplares
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont [2005 film] (2010) — Original book — 40 exemplares
Dangerous Calm (1995) 34 exemplares
Mossy Trotter (1967) 22 exemplares
Angel [2007 film] (2007) — Original novel — 15 exemplares
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Penguin Modern Stories 6 (1970) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
A Red-Letter Day 2 exemplares
The Letter Writers 2 exemplares
Poor Girl (1955) 1 exemplar
Sisters 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Third Ghost Book (1955) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Infinite Riches (1993) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Women Writing: An Anthology (1979) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
De oude dag : een bloemlezing over ouderdom en ouder worden (1994) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 11, July 1975 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Coles, Elizabeth (born)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Penn, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
The Abbey School, Reading
Leopold Hall
Kingham, Joanna (daughter)
Howard, Elizabeth Jane (friend)
Compton-Burnett, Ivy (friend)

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Elizabeth Taylor, née Coles, was born in Reading, Berkshire, the daughter of Oliver Coles, an insurance inspector, and his wife, Elsie May Fewtrell. She was educated at The Abbey School, Reading and after graduation worked as a governess, tutor, and librarian. In 1936, she married John Taylor, the owner of a confectionery company. She was briefly a member of the British Communist Party, then a lifelong supporter of Labour. Her debut novel, At Mrs. Lippincote's, was published in 1945 and was followed by 11 more. She also wrote short stories that were published in magazines and collected in four volumes, and a children's book.



Group Read, July 2021: Blaming em 1001 Books to read before you die (Julho 2021)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: General Discussion em Virago Modern Classics (Janeiro 2013)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Blaming em Virago Modern Classics (Dezembro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont em Virago Modern Classics (Dezembro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: At Mrs. Lippincote's em Virago Modern Classics (Dezembro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Soul of Kindness em Virago Modern Classics (Outubro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: In a Summer Season em Virago Modern Classics (Outubro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Wedding Group em Virago Modern Classics (Outubro 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A Game of Hide and Seek em Virago Modern Classics (Agosto 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Angel em Virago Modern Classics (Agosto 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: The Sleeping Beauty em Virago Modern Classics (Junho 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A Wreath of Roses em Virago Modern Classics (Maio 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: A View of the Harbour em Virago Modern Classics (Abril 2012)
Elizabeth Taylor Centenary: Palladian em Virago Modern Classics (Março 2012)
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont em Orange January/July (Setembro 2011)


My second Elizabeth Taylor novel, I enjoyed it as much as the first (Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont), it is more character study and less plot. I love her character's dialogue saying one thing but their thoughts say the complete opposite...can be quite funny at times. Her dinner table conversations are numerous and she switches between conversations so smoothly I was never confused as to who was talking.

I listened to a podcast about Taylor, her grandson revealed that she would go to restaurants alone so she could eavesdrop on conversations as part of her research. She definitely honed that skill....

The intoduction (I usually read those after I've read the book as I think sometimes they spoil the story) was confusing and added nothing to my enjoyment of the book.

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almin | 19 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Excellent character study of a totally self-absorbed "Edwardian" novelist who unaccountably inspired great loyalty in a number of people who saw her flaws and loved her anyway, through thick and thin.
laytonwoman3rd | 31 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Just a wonderful almost-gothic read. A sort of 20th century Jane Eyre without the crazy woman in the attic. Perfect characters---waspish women and pain-ridden men. Crumbling mansions. And ghosts of a sort. Loved it.
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laytonwoman3rd | 12 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Overall, I give it 4 stars - my favorites were Flesh, about two people at a seaside resort who decide to have a fling, and Sisters, about a widow who gets a visit from an author asking about her sister. I enjoyed my time with Elizabeth Taylor in this collection.
LisaMorr | 4 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |



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