It is the autumn of 1913, and Sir Randolph Nettleby has assembled a brilliant array of guests at his Oxfordshire estate for the biggest shoot of the season. An army of servants and gamekeepers has rehearsed the intricate age-old ritual of the house and hunt. The gentlemen are falling into the prescribed mode of fellowship and good-humored sporting rivalry. The fashionable ladies are exchanging the latest gossip. Everything about this splendid weekend would seem a perfect affirmation of the privileges and certainties of Edwardian country life.
And yet, as Isabel Colegate so elegantly dramatizes, it is not. The social and moral code of this set is under siege from within and without. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion at the slaughter of animals, anger at the inequities of class — these and other forces are about to rise up and challenge the social peace, a peace that can hold only a brief while longer.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Isabel Colegate is the acclaimed author of many bestselling books including THE SHOOTING PARTY, THE ORLANDO TRILOGY, THE SUMMER OF THE ROYAL VISIT and most recently, WINTER JOURNEY. Julian Fellowes was an actor for over twenty years before winning the Academy Award for Writing Original in 2001 for Gosford Park . His novel Snobs was published in 2004.Review:
Poised, wry, lovable, informative . . . An utterly complete rendering of a way of life.” Gail Godwin, author of Queen of the Underworld
A beautifully crafted novel, remarkably visual and evocative. The characters are caught in stunning images and tableaux that convey the essence of their natures, the sweep of their emotions.” The Washington Post
The Shooting Party is a lovely piece of writing, in which subtlety, irony, and close observation abound.” Larry McMurtry
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001952900
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR002959430
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR006388679
Descripción Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Nº de ref. de la librería G0241104734I4N00
Descripción H HAMILTON, 1980. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Unknown Binding. Number of pages: 181. . PLEASE NOTE: Hardback edition. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI260797
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería PL00330891B
Descripción Hamish Hamilton, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0002814618
Descripción Hamish Hamilton, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0241104734. with dw, 1980. Nº de ref. de la librería 071129
Descripción H. Hamilton, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0241104734
Descripción Hamish Hamilton, 1981. Hardback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. 1981. Hamish Hamilton. First. Book-VG. DJ-Good, spine and front cover sunned, minor edgewear and protective covering. 9x5.5. 181pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 207189