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by Antonia White

  • Author: Antonia White
  • ISBN: 0860680495
  • ISBN13: 978-0860680499
  • ePub: 1960 kb | FB2: 1232 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc. (December 27, 1987)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 203
  • Format: mbr lrf txt doc
Frost in May (Virago Modern Classics) ePub download

Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. Antonia White was born in 1899 and educated at in London at St. Paul's and RADA.

Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail. Hermoine Lee, Observer. She worked as a journalist and in the Foreign Office, had four novels published and translated over thirty novels from French. She died in Sussex in 1980. Series: Virago Modern Classics (Book 431).

From the start, Virago published two sorts of books: original works, and .

From the start, Virago published two sorts of books: original works, and out-of-print books by neglected female writers. The latter were reissued under the "Modern Classics" insignia, which launched in 1978 with Frost in May, a novel by the British author Antonia White originally published in 1933. The Virago list also contains works with feminist themes by male authors such as H. G. Wells

Antonia White's translations of Colette's 'Claudine' novels were recognised for their elegance and erudition and remain the .

Antonia White's translations of Colette's 'Claudine' novels were recognised for their elegance and erudition and remain the standard texts today. In 1921 she was married to the first of her three husbands. Frost in May (Originally published by Harmsworth United Kingdom in 1933 and later published by Virago in the United Kingdom in 1978).

The first-ever Virago Modern Classic, and a noteworthy one: a novel about a young girl’s experience at a Catholic boarding school between the ages of nine and 14. Nanda (short for Fernanda) Gray is an eager convert when she arrives in 1908, but the Convent of the Five Wounds is a place that quashes all individuality and questions any attempts (Nearly . ) And do you know that no character is any good in this world unless that will has been broken completely? Broken and re-set in God’s own way.

Antonia White was the first author Virago rescued from obscurity, but whether she .

Antonia White was the first author Virago rescued from obscurity, but whether she deserves a place in the canon is open to debate. Another benefit, too, was the fact that I knew that the first Virago Modern Classic publication, in 1978, was Antonia White's Frost in May. I hadn't read the book, but I knew enough about White to pique my interest White's was a properly picaresque trajectory. She also suffered from chronic writer's block she claimed had its roots in her expulsion from a Catholic boarding school. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, Observer. With a new introduction by Tessa Hadley. Books in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Book of the Month: Frost in May by Antonia White This May our book of the month is Antonia White’s Frost in May, the first Virago Modern Classic ever published, in 1978. Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert, is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds.

Book of the Month: Frost in May by Antonia White This May our book of the month is Antonia White’s Frost in May, the first Virago Modern Classic ever published, in 1978. Quick-witted, resilient. Virago Modern Classics Readers, 4 yeni fotoğraf ekledi. 19 saat ·. "Miriam left the gaslit hall and went slowly upstairs.

Frost In May - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback). Antonia White (author), Elizabeth Bowen (author of introduction). Books in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Items related to Frost in May (Virago Modern Classics). Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail

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1 Frost in May Antonia White. 2 Mr Fortune’s Maggot Sylvia Townsend Warner. 15 Beyond the Glass Antonia White. 16 The Semi-attached Couple and the Semi-detached House Emily Eden. 3 The True Heart Sylvia Townsend Warner. 17 Gone to Earth Mary Webb.

At the age of nine a girl enters a convent boarding school, dedicated to the "creation of soldiers of Christ, accustomed to hardship and ridicule". In this enclosed world, forbidden but passionate friendships provide the only deviation from a regime that almost stifles her young soul.
Steelcaster
Good book sent fast!
Garne
It was OK, if a little redundant.
JOGETIME
For a woman who attended a Catholic boarding school 50 years after the book was written, the book was achingly familiar. The book is well written and definitely a good read.
Mr.Bean
I ordered this book because it was required in one of my son's classes and the school bookstore prices were exorbitant. The prices here were much cheaper than the school book store prices. I ordered several books for the same reason in this same order and they all arrived quickly and in great condition.
Wenes
OK
Hucama
If you have not read "Frost in May" you are in for a real delight; this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of young Fernanda (Nanda) who is sent to a convent boarding school in the years just before WWI. She is "unpicked and remade" in the mold of a well-bred, well-educated Catholic young lady. However, Nanda is never quite one of the group; her father is a convert to the faith and middle-class. Most of the students are daughters of old Catholic gentry and Nanda feels the subtle discrimintation.
Yet Nanda loves the hermetic routine, her companions and the age-old routine of the school. She begins to feel very at home, and excels her studies when she makes a terrible mistake.
The sensitive treatment of a young girl's feelings and attitudes, the recreation of the rarified atmosphere of a convent in pre-war England make this book a fine piece of literature. Antonia White wrote 3 more novels, all semi-biographical and then a few other short works. She was afflicted by writer's block and her output is slim, which is a shame. She was a tremendously talented writer, and every word is crafted perfectly.
Zuser
this book was recommended to me a few years ago, and i'm so thankful for the suggestion! i just read it, and what a marvelous book!
it tells the story of a young girl who is sent to a catholic school in england in 1908. it's fascinating to read about her conversion and eventual questioning of catholicism. i haven't read such frightening sermons since james joyce's portrait of an artist as a young man.
the book is fluid, suspenseful and utterly readable. antonia white's narration is gutwrenchingly believable. the book is the first in series of white's 4 semi-autobiographical novels. i cannot wait to read the others.
i strongly suggest you read this book; i think you'll be delighted!
I was really surprised by the one-star review. Of course there's a lot of detail about Catholic life. The book is set in the intense, often brutal world of a convent school. Those details, and some very well-drawn characters, make it real. I found Nanda's adjustment to her new life fascinating. A lovely, sad, escapist read.
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