August Folly

By Angela Thirkell
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7.23 Hours 07/17/2009 unabridged
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In August Folly, the village of Worsted is staging Hippolytus. Inevitably, the most absurd romances bloom. Boorish young Richard Tebbins, just down from Oxford, falls in love with Mrs. Dean, mother of nine, whose oldest son loves Richard’s sister, but she loves another. And round and round it goes. Amidst a series of comic catastrophes, everyone manages to redeem themselves. Witty, snobbish, sweet, and evocative, Mrs. Thirkell’s Barsetshire novels provide a bemused scrutiny of British manners in the most delightfully entertaining doses.

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Summary

Summary

In August Folly, the village of Worsted is staging Hippolytus. Inevitably, the most absurd romances bloom. Boorish young Richard Tebbins, just down from Oxford, falls in love with Mrs. Dean, mother of nine, whose oldest son loves Richard’s sister, but she loves another. And round and round it goes. Amidst a series of comic catastrophes, everyone manages to redeem themselves.

Witty, snobbish, sweet, and evocative, Mrs. Thirkell’s Barsetshire novels provide a bemused scrutiny of British manners in the most delightfully entertaining doses.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book is charming because the author writes with a very pretty humor, sharp but not biting.” New York Times
“It is the essence of her humor that her people mean well even when they are exposed at their most insufferable.” Times Literary Supplement
“Mrs. Thirkell’s Worsted is always a pleasant place and the Tebbens are often really funny.” Saturday Review of Literature
“A pleasant tale of folksy people with some keen analysis of character.” Springfield Republican

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Author Bio: Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell (1890–1961) granddaughter of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, was born in London. At age twenty-eight, she moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she became involved in broadcasting and was a frequent contributor to British periodicals. She began writing novels after her return to Britain in 1930 and from then on produced a new book almost every year. Her stylish prose and deft portrayal of the human comedy in the imaginary county of Barsetshire have amused readers for decades.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English