The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love

& Love in A Cold Climate : Two Novels

Book - 2001
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Few aristocratic English families of the twentieth century enjoyed the glamorous notoriety of the infamous Mitford sisters. Nancy Mitford's most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate, satirize British aristocracy in the twenties and thirties through the amorous adventures of the Radletts, an exuberantly unconventional family closely modelled on Mitford's own. The Radletts of Alconleigh occupy the heights of genteel eccentricity, from terrifying Lord Alconleigh (who, like Mitford's father, used to hunt his children with bloodhounds when foxes were not available), to his gentle wife, Sadie, their wayward daughter Linda, and the other six lively Radlett children. Mitford's wickedly funny prose follows these characters through misguided marriages and dramatic love affairs, as the shadow of World War II begins to close in on their rapidly vanishing world.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001, c1982.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780375718991
Characteristics: xi, 468 p. ; 21 cm.


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Feb 07, 2012

Two tales of young British aristocratic girls who find love but later discover it was only a mirage. It's saved from being too sad by a collection of colorful and comic characters. Both novels are narrated by the same character who has more down-to-earth ideas of falling in love than her two hapless friends.


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Feb 07, 2012

The Radletts were always either on a peak of happiness or drowning in black waters of despair; their emotions were on no ordinary plane, they loved or they loathed, they laughed or they cried, they lived in a world of superlatives.


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