Fiction Burch Donald, Elsie Nashborough

ISBN 13: 9780007118984

Nashborough

2.79 avg rating
( 28 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007118984: Nashborough

A turbulent saga and rich read, set in the exotic world of the American Deep South in the first half of this century.

For generations, the Nashes and Douglases have been the leading families in Nashborough, a town in the American South. The Nashes founded it. The Douglases, in the 1920s, are its richest citizens. The Nashes' only son has married a Douglas.

But the six Douglas children, born into aristocratic luxury, and expecting happiness on a permanent basis, reach adulthood with the calamities of the 20th century about to burst upon them.

It is, however, the Nash-Douglas union that holds centre stage, as the beautiful and courageous, but thoroughly undomesticated Dartania, the second Douglas child, breaks the established social codes. And as the older generation, its values and outlooks, slowly disappear, its successors, caught in the surge for independence sweeping across America, experience the result – an atrophy of traditional family life, and accompanying loss of roots.

The town of Nashborough forms a microcosm, anchored in the past but altered by events as they reshape America: the Depression, World War II, the glory days of Hollywood, the rise of the civil rights movement.

Seen through the lives of two prominent families, this captivating and provocative saga – lyrical, humorous and wise – brings to life seminal changes that, over a period of only thirty years, transformed America forever.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'This intelligently capacious book takes us from the American twenties through to the sixties as two dynasties from the American South struggle to survive the momentous changes. Nashborough will appeal to readers of Edith Wharton – or even Thomas Mann.' Salley Vickers, author of Miss Garnet’s Angel

'This is one of those relentlessly gripping books that can be recommended as a good summer read. But its author's forceful intelligence, sure grasp of history and sense of class make it something both more provocative and more durable.' Francis King, Literary Review

From the Back Cover:

For generations, the Nashes and Douglases have reigned over the town of Nashborough. The brilliant marriage of the only Douglas son to the beautiful and courageous, but thoroughly undomesticated Dartania Nash united the families, and both are swept up in the dramatic events of the last century – the troubled thirties, the wars, the social unrest of the sixties. The next generation, caught up in the surge for independence sweeping across the country, disdain the older values, contributing to the startling changes to family life, and the loss of roots.

'"The very best contemporary novel I have read."'
SYBILLE BEDFORD

"This intelligently capacious book takes us from the American twenties through to the sixties as two dynasties struggle to survive the momentous changes. 'Nashborough 'will appeal to readers of Edith Wharton – or even Thomas Mann."
SALLY VICKERS, author of 'Miss Garnet's Angel'

"This is one of those relentlessly gripping books that can be recommended as a good summer read. But it's author's forceful intelligence, sure grasp of history and sense of class make it something both more provocative and more durable."
FRANCIS KING, 'Literary Review'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Burch Donald, Elsie
Published by HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1879098

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Elsie Burch Donald
Published by HarperCollins 06/08/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 06/08/2001, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007118984

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Elsie Burch Donald
Published by HarperCollins 06/08/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 06/08/2001, 2001. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007118984

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Elsie Burch Donald
Published by HarperCollins 06/08/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 06/08/2001, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780007118984

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Burch Donald, Elsie
Published by HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First edition. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Edition: 1st. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2310399

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

DONALD Elsie Burgh
Published by HarperCollins, 2001. 0007118988 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)
(Dulverton, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. 0007118988, 2001. 1st edn 1st printing. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered green cloth (Fine), dustwrapper (VG, not price clipped). Pp. 402 (some light marks to fore edge; no inscriptions). Bookseller Inventory # 42014

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
5
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Donald, Elsie Burch
Published by HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Simply Read Books
(Boat Of Garten, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2001 HarperCollins first edition hardback; as-new condition with unclipped dj; just light shelf wear; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 13at844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

DONALD Elsie Burch.
Published by 1st edition. Harpercollins - London. (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Black Cat Bookshop P.B.F.A
(Leicester, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1st edition. Harpercollins - London., 2001. Authors first novel. Fine in VG+ dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 8538

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
8
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Donald, Elsie Burch.
Published by HarperCollins. (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cambridge Rare Books
(Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins., 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Book- VG. DJ- VG. 9x6. 402pp. Bookseller Inventory # 313975

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
8.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

DONALD, Elsie Burch
Published by Harper Collins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007118988 ISBN 13: 9780007118984
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rosley Books est. 2000
(WIGTON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION: 2001. Size: Lg 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 0005469

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book