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The Rector's Daughter Dedmayne Un Villaggio Insignificante Nelle Contee Orientali Dell Inghilterra Un Tratto Di Strada Diritta E Piatta Vicino Alla Chiesa, Con Siepi Basse E Polverose Campi Di Rape Senza Un Albero Fienili Con Tetti In Lamiera Ondulata Degni Del Canada Non Ha Una Casa Signorile N Un Parco N Un Giardino Che Gli Dia Prestigio Non Ha Una Vita Sociale Degna Di Questo Nome Non C Gente Altolocata, N Le Solite Ricche Bigotte Che Possano Contribuire Alle Necessit Della Canonica.Il Canonico, Defunto, Rimasto A Dedmayne Per Cinquant Anni Dandosi Al Bere Il Suo Successore, Il Reverendo Jocelyn, Ha Ormai Ottantadue Anni Un Vecchio Accidioso E Risentito Che Vive Con La Figlia Mary.Mary Nata L E Non Ha Quasi Mai Lasciato Il Circondario Inosservata Come I Biancospini Nelle Aiuole , Sempre Stata Fedele Al Ruolo Di Figlia Nubile, Condannata Alla Vita Di Governante Padrona Di Casa Accanto All Erudito E Indifferente Jocelyn.Tuttavia, Si Lentamente Affezionata Al Villaggio Al Punto Da Sostenere Che Pi Il Paese Isolato, Pi Acquista Un Gusto Peculiare, Non Contaminato Da Quello Cittadino Ci Sgretoliamo Anno Dopo Anno Dice E Tutto Rimane Uguale A Se Stesso.Un Giorno, Per , Si Trasferisce Nelle Vicinanze Il Figlio Di Un Vecchio Amico Del Padre, Robert Herbert E Tutte Le Emozioni, Soffocate Nel Corso Degli Anni Vissuti All Ombra Della Canonica Fra Dispute Anti Papiste E Dottissime Letture Di Tertulliano, Riemergono Con Forza, Per La Figlia Del Reverendo, In Un Attrazione Mai Provata Prima Mary Sembra Rifiorire E Diventare Sempre Pi Una Persona Come Tutte Le Altre Fa Amicizia Con Kathy, Una Donna Elegante E Spigliata, Si Apre Al Piccola Costellazione Di Donne Del Villaggio, Raggiunge Londra, Si Lascia Estorcere Un Bacio Adulterino Da Robert Herbert.La Piccola Finestra Che Si Apre, Tuttavia, Sul Mondo Esterno Si Richiude Subito Trame Scartate, Brevi Interludi, Infelicit Coniugali, Mary Non Tarda A Scoprire Di Essere Fuori Posto Nella Modernit , Una Zitella Anglicana Capace Di Vivere Soltanto A Deadmayne, Dove Gli Anni Scorrono Sempre Uguali, Ma Dove Tutto Si Aggiusta.Pubblicato Per La Prima Volta Presso La Hogarth Press Nel 1924, Lo Stesso Anno In Cui La Casa Editrice Di Leonard E Virginia Woolf Pubblica Leslie Stephen, Sigmund Freud, Roger Fry E Vita Sackville West, La Figlia Del Reverendo Al Centro Ora In Inghilterra Di Una Rinnovata Attenzione Della Critica, Che Non Esita A Porlo Tra I Libri Pi Importanti Della Narrativa Inglese Del Novecento.

  • Paperback
  • 317 pages
  • The Rector's Daughter
  • Flora M. Mayor
  • Italian
  • 05 May 2018
  • 9788854504493

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10 thoughts on “The Rector's Daughter

  1. says:

    Another unexpected surprise by a relatively unknown female writer I read the penguin modern classics edition it is also published by virago.Flora Mayor was a remarkable woman she read history at Cambridge in the early 1890s a great achievement She then became an actress before turning to literature She wrote short stories and several novels, which were well regarded She was a writer of ghost stories which were greatly admired by M R James the greatest writer of ghost stories ever Again I wonder why she is so little known There is no individual biography of her There is a joint biography of Mayor and her friend Mary Sheepshanks published in the 1980s by virago, called Spinsters of This Parish The Life and Times of F.M.Mayor and Mary SheepshanksThis is again one of those novels where not a great deal actually happens, but it is a sharp and perceptive analysis of the human heart, human relationships loss, love, friendship and loneliness The story is a simple one Mary Jocelyn lives with her father a clergyman in a small isolated village in East Anglia...

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    I sought this out because Susan Hill hails it as a forgotten classic and it s included on a list of books to read in your thirties in The Novel Cure It s a gentle and rather melancholy little 1924 novel about Mary, the plain, unmarried 35 year old daughter of elderly Canon Jocelyn, a clergyman in the undistinguished East Anglian village of Dedmayne On the whole she was happy She did not question the destiny life brought her People spoke pityingly of her, but she did not feel she required pity That is, until she unexpectedly falls in love We follow Mary for the next four years and see how even a seemingly small life can have an impact.I expect Berthoud and Elderkin chose this as a book for one s thirties because it s about a late bloomer who hasn t acquired the expected spouse and children and harbors secret professional ambitions Th...

  3. says:

    Bleak beauty an exquisite study of pain, loss, misunderstandings and missed opportunities, all overridden by duty A few aspects of the plot are a little contrived and I was never quite convinced by the character of Kathy, but the emotion is raw enough to justify these minor flaws.Mary is in her mid 30s and living a lonely but useful life with her father a canon in the Church of England in a dull East Anglian village, between the wars Her life is marked by loss from childhood onwards and she is generally crushed by the invincible force of her father s inaction Her father is fond of her, but unable to express it, in part because he is disappointed in and confused by her, and he is unaware of the hurt his thoughtless put downs cause Another time her father grieved for her, but doing as he would be done by, he let fall no word of sympathy For a while she funnels her love into her learning disabled sister, finding something to treasure in what others shunned , but the sister dies She devotes herself to parish duties she attracted confidences, particularly sad ones.There are fleeting glimpses of opportunities, but people, circumstances and Mary s own inhibitions conspire to prevent anything coming of them She meets a man, but is too humble to be repelled by his dullness Love comes from another quarter, but it s a perilous path and she feels so guilty for ...

  4. says:

    I struggled with this one and did not get on with it ultimately, I found it quite dull and the characters unlikeable The style was too dry I read the first third and then skimmed the rest The relationshi...

  5. says:

    I discovered The Rector s Daughter while poking around on Virago s website I like Virago They only publish books written by women which is interesting but not what draws me to them They publish two of my very favorite authors Angela Carter and Sarah Waters and I am a huge fan of the Virago Modern Classics series These are neglected, out of print books that Virago brings back into print By re issuing these titles Virago helps to broaden what books constitute The Classics Don t think that I m whining when I point out that for centuries men decided what The Classics were, I m not it s just the way it s been With few exceptions women writers did not have the same opportunities to get published as men did and their works were generally not taken as seriously as the writings of their male counterparts Virago redresses that And Let me be honest By publishing books that are new to me because they are brand new and books that are new to me because they had gone out of print makes me feel like there is even that I get to read which is so wonderful.The Rector s Daughter was written by F.M Mayor and originally published in 1924 It caught my attention for two reasons The intellectual reason is that the title sounds like it could be a novel by Trollope, one of my many favorite authors The other rea...

  6. says:

    This is one of those books set in an inconsequential english village with inconsequential characters who live dull, prosaic lives All of the action takes place in the thoughts and emotions of the Rector s daughter and the people she knows and loves But wha...

  7. says:

    This novel reminded me of something important that it is a lot easier to write an engaging novel about someone s exceptional, with extraordinary talents and or dropped into unusual circumstances It takes considerably literary skill to write a beautiful, fascinating novel about one ordinary person to whom very little happens Many of the former type of book can be found everywhere Mayor has managed the much rarer latter form with The Rector s Daughter , which recounts the life of Mary Jocelyn.I have to give The Rector s Daughter five stars, not least because it managed what very few books have it made me cry On a train, even It may be a contributory factor that I relate to Mary I defy anyone to read this novel and not do so at least a little, but as I too am a spinster I felt especially sympathetic to her Mayor recounts the minor occurrences and limited circle of people that constitute Mary s life with exceptional sensitivity She and her friends, relatives, and acquaintances are brilliantly, utterly convincingly brought to life Despite the absence of very drama...

  8. says:

    This seems to me an unusually fine novel It is deeply felt, and of the highest sentiments I was surprised at every turn by new revelations about the characters, and moved by the depiction of their struggles and joys.

  9. says:

    No one could accuse F M Mayor of writing a cheerful story, but she certainly wrote a beautifully poignant one, and one I found very readable I have been circling around this novel and The Third Miss Symons for some time, knowing already that there would be a degree of sadness to the stories of stagnant lives that Mayor appears to have particularly written about I have Simon and Karen s 1924 club to thank for giving me the nudge to read The Rector s Daughter my first F M Mayor novel.Flora M Mayor, like the woman she created in this novel was the daughter of a clergyman However according to Janet Morgan in her introduction to this edition, Flora was nothing like her heroine Mary Jocelyn I was rather delighted to learn that Flora seemed to have had quite a bit of spirit about her.Mary Jocelyn is in her mid thirties and already fading, her life has been one of quiet, respectful duty Living in the home of her father Canon Jocelyn, Dedmayne Rectory a house as faded as its occupants, Mary is pitied by her neighbours for the reduced life she is living Having devoted herself to her father, her recently deceased, disabled sister, and the few wants of the villagers Mary has little to look forward to A...

  10. says:

    I found this a beautiful, evocative, brave and touching story It s hard to say without spoilers, but it s absolutely the sort of thing I love, being a woman s story of the 1920s The generation gap between Mary in the 20th century and her father stuck in the 19th century made me wonder if there is a similar thing happening now, between the 20th and 21st centuries, but I don t think so I ...

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