Cold Comfort Farm: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)

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By Stella Gibbons, Lynne Truss (Introduction by), Roz Chast (Illustrator)
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Sly, irreverent, engaging and just plain fun, you'll enjoy Flora Poste's quest to "tidy" her grandiose,Gothic, gloriously-gone-to-seed country relations. The only bad part is the end, because you'll so want to continue following these extremely memorable characters on their adventures. Bonus: the film is pretty good, too, if not quite as good as the book! Cold Comfort Farm is hilarious.

— From 14 Classics By Woman Authors


"Quite simply one of the funniest satirical novels of the last century." —Nancy Pearl, NPR's Morning Edition

The deliriously entertaining Cold Comfort Farm is "very probably the funniest book ever written" (The Sunday Times, London), a hilarious parody of D. H. Lawrence's and Thomas Hardy's earthy, melodramatic novels. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent: organization.

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About the Author

Stella Dorothea Gibbons (1902-1989) was born in London. A novelist, poet and short-story writer, her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heuruse Prize for 1933. Amongst her other novels are Miss Linsey and Pa,Nightingale Wood, WestwoodConference at Cold Comfort Farm, and Beside the Pearly Water (1954).

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist. She is the author of the number one bestseller, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which has sold more than two million copies, won the national British Book Award, and was on the New York Times bestseller list or forty-five weeks. She lives in Brighton, England.

Roz Chast is a regular cartoonist for The New Yorker, and her work has also appeared in Redbook, Scientific American, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. Her memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143039594
ISBN-10: 0143039598
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: March 28th, 2006
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition