Items related to The Beauties and the Furies (Text Classics)

The Beauties and the Furies (Text Classics)

3.65 avg rating
( 49 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781925355703: The Beauties and the Furies (Text Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

It is 1934. Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is longing to escape.

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

About the Author:

Christina Stead (1902-1983) was an Australian-born novelist and short-story writer, acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterizations. She lived in the US for many years, teaching at New York University in 1943 and 1944, and working as a Hollywood screenwriter in the 1940s. She returned to Australia only late in life. Her fourth work, The Man Who Loved Children, has been hailed as a 'masterpiece' by Jonathan Franzen, among others. Stead is considered one of the most influential Australian authors of the twentieth century.

Margaret Harris: is Professor in English Literature at the University of Sydney. She is literary executor for Christina Stead's estate. She is the editor of The Magic Phrase: Critical Essays on Christina Stead (UQP, 2000).

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780860681755: The Beauties And Furies (VMC)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0860681750 ISBN 13: 9780860681755
Publisher: Virago, 1982
Softcover

9780571256129: The Beauties and Furies

Faber ..., 2011
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Christina Stead; introduced by Margaret Harris
Published by Text Classics (2017)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1925355705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
7.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Stead, Christina
Published by Text Classics (2017)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Soft Cover Quantity: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781925355703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Christina Stead
Published by Text Publishing, Melbourne (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. 'The express flew towards Paris over the flooded March swamps. In a parlour-car, the melancholy dark young woman looked out persistently at the sand-dunes, cement-mills, pines, the war-cemetery with stone banners like folded umbrellas, the fields under water, the bristling ponds with deserted boats and the little naked trees which marked the horizon-searching roads.' It is 1934, and Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is wishing she could leave the city of 'many beauties-and furies', and return home.Christina Stead's second novel dramatises a love triangle against a backdrop of political upheaval. Its publication in 1936 prompted a writer for the New Yorker to call Stead the 'most extraordinary woman novelist' since Virginia Woolf. Set in Paris between the wars. A love triangle, against this backdrop of political upheaval, that highlights women's growing independence. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781925355703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Christina Stead
Published by Text Publishing, Australia (2017)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The express flew towards Paris over the flooded March swamps. In a parlour-car, the melancholy dark young woman looked out persistently at the sand-dunes, cement-mills, pines, the war-cemetery with stone banners like folded umbrellas, the fields under water, the bristling ponds with deserted boats and the little naked trees which marked the horizon-searching roads.It is 1934, and Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is wishing she could leave the city of `many beauties-and furies', and return home. Christina Stead's second novel dramatises a love triangle against a backdrop of political upheaval. Its publication in 1936 prompted a writer for the New Yorker to call Stead the `most extraordinary woman novelist' since Virginia Woolf. Seller Inventory # INJ9781925355703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Christina Stead
Published by Text Publishing, Australia (2017)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The express flew towards Paris over the flooded March swamps. In a parlour-car, the melancholy dark young woman looked out persistently at the sand-dunes, cement-mills, pines, the war-cemetery with stone banners like folded umbrellas, the fields under water, the bristling ponds with deserted boats and the little naked trees which marked the horizon-searching roads.It is 1934, and Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is wishing she could leave the city of `many beauties-and furies', and return home. Christina Stead's second novel dramatises a love triangle against a backdrop of political upheaval. Its publication in 1936 prompted a writer for the New Yorker to call Stead the `most extraordinary woman novelist' since Virginia Woolf. Seller Inventory # INJ9781925355703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Stead, Christina/ Harris, Margaret (Introduction by)
Published by Text Pub Co (2017)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 512 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1925355705

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Christina Stead
Published by Text Publishing, Melbourne (2016)
ISBN 10: 1925355705 ISBN 13: 9781925355703
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(Lidcombe, NSW, Australia)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. 'The express flew towards Paris over the flooded March swamps. In a parlour-car, the melancholy dark young woman looked out persistently at the sand-dunes, cement-mills, pines, the war-cemetery with stone banners like folded umbrellas, the fields under water, the bristling ponds with deserted boats and the little naked trees which marked the horizon-searching roads.' It is 1934, and Elvira Western has left London and her dull marriage to Paul, a doctor, for Paris and her waiting lover, Oliver, a student radical. But drab hotels and interminable discussions of politics are not her idea of romance, and soon Elvira is wishing she could leave the city of 'many beauties-and furies', and return home.Christina Stead's second novel dramatises a love triangle against a backdrop of political upheaval. Its publication in 1936 prompted a writer for the New Yorker to call Stead the 'most extraordinary woman novelist' since Virginia Woolf. Set in Paris between the wars. A love triangle, against this backdrop of political upheaval, that highlights women's growing independence. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781925355703

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 29.62
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds