!!> Reading ➻ Jane and Prudence ➳ Author Barbara Pym – Thegreatwallonline.us

Jane and Prudence If Jane Cleveland And Prudence Bates Seem An Unlikely Pair To Be Walking Together At An Oxford Reunion, Neither Of Them Are Aware Of It They Couldn T Be Different Jane Is A Rather Incompetent Vicar S Wife, Who Always Looks As If She Is About To Feed The Chickens, While Prudence, A Pristine Hothouse Flower, Has The Most Unsuitable Affairs With The Move To A Rural Parish, Jane Is Determined To Find Her Friend The Perfect Man She Learns, That Matchmaking Has As Many Pitfalls As Housewifery

!!> Reading ➻ Jane and Prudence  ➳ Author Barbara Pym – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Jane and Prudence
  • Barbara Pym
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1559212268

10 thoughts on “Jane and Prudence


  1. says:

    Another hilarious and satirical look at Barbara Pym s world It reminds me so much of Wodehouse, dated and quaint yet somehow a world I wish we could all still inhabit Where a relationship was broken by a letter, where a meal out with a man caused serious gossip for villagers, where a woman s unmarried status was a massive problem Jane and Prudence, although different ages, consider themselves close friends after being at Oxford University, but affairs, mix ups, arguments, pots of tea and gene Another hilariou...


  2. says:

    This is the first book I ve read by Pym and on that basis alone, I will say she is in the tradition of Jane Austen the main character s Emma Woodhouse comment acknowledges this , Trollope whom the character Jane is a reader of and even Gaskell s Cranford While reading, I also couldn t help but compare Pym to her contemporary, Muriel Spark But what a contrast that is while Spark mercilessly spears us with her sti...


  3. says:

    After less than ten pages I found myself chucklingthan once on each page, the dialogue, both internal and interpersonal, is so droll and delightfully dated, so incisive and mannered, yet at the same time so fresh and honest Pym has an acute ear for both the commonplace and the minutely particular Very witty, indeed And the entertainment never flagged.Jane is the 41 year old former Oxford tutor now married happily to an Anglican clergyman she is a less than ideal clergyman s wife, howev After less than ten pages I found myself chucklingthan once on each page, the dialogue, both internal and interpersonal, is so droll and delightfully dated, so incisive and mannered, yet at the same time so fresh and honest Pym has an acute ear for both the commonplace and the minutely particular Very witty, indeed And the entertainment never flagged.Jane is the 41 year old former Oxford tutor now married happily to an Anglican clergyman she is a less than idea...


  4. says:

    Pym writes loneliness, the urban modern condition, and humanity s oft mistaken attempts at communication and companionship very well Given that her characters are generally overlooked middle aged people clinging quietly but desperately to a pretense of gentility, one might assume her stories are unhappy Of course parts of them are, but I get the feeling that her characters are happier by the end of her novels than at the start They definitely progress, toward intimacy with another person s o Pym writes loneliness, the urban modern condition, and humanity s oft mistaken attempts at communication and companionship very well Given that her characters are generally overlooked middle aged people clinging quietly but desperately to a pretense of gentility, one might assume her stories are unhappy Of course parts of them are, but I get the feeling that her characters are happier by the end ...


  5. says:

    Jane and Prudence lead very different lives Jane is married to a kindly vicar and her life is concerned with their children and parish She is outspoken and often causes problems with her tactless, but good hearted, interference.Prudence is single, elegant and has a habit of preferring unsatisfactory affairs S...


  6. says:

    Review included in my fall winter roundup on my blog


  7. says:

    3.5 A very good example of the kind of thing it is genteel, slightly humourous story of 1950s ladies but it s not quite my kind of thing I d suspected this is what Barbara Pym and also the entire output of blog favourite boutique publisher Persephone Books would be like, whilst faintly hoping she might turn out as satirical as Stella Gibbons So although Pym has been widely recommended, I d never sought out her books but holiday cottages always seem to have at least one Virago Mode 3.5 A very good example of the kind of thing it is genteel, slightly humourous story of 1950s ladies but it s not quite my kind of thing I d suspected this is what Barbara Pym and also the entire output of blog favourite boutique publisher Persephone Books would be like, whilst faintly hoping she might turn out as satirical as Stella Gibbons So although Pym has been widely recommended, I d never sought out her books but holiday cottages always seem to have at least one Virago Modern Classic in them The first page was promisingly, amusingly camp, but the ...


  8. says:

    20 JANE AND PRUDENCE 1953 Barbara Pym This is another early novel by Ms Pym that features another excellent woman as one of the principal characters Jane Jane is married to a clergyman who is soon assigned to a church in a village just beyond London Jane is sorry to give up her London residence and her close proximity to Prudence, a younger woman who is still unmarried, though she has managed to accumulate a number of romances Jane immediately falls into the role of a mini 20 JANE AND PRUDENCE 1953 Barbara Pym This is another early novel by Ms Pym that features another excellent woman as one of the principal characters Jane Jane is married to a clergyman who is soon assigned to a church in a village just beyond London Jane is sorry to give up her London residence and her close proximity to Prudence, a younger woman who is still unma...


  9. says:

    Sigh on one hand I didn t want this to end and on the other hand, I couldn t put it down I am so glad to have met Barbara Pym I shall be readingof her books Gentle, delightful, witty, lovely Written in the 1950 s about ...


  10. says:

    Another lovely Barbara Pym Witty and touching,lovely characters, A look into a bygone era of the English village when life revolved around the vicarage, politeness, tea and cucumber sandwiches and the occasional raised eyebrow, even Fabian the womaniser does it in an awfully polite way

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