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Cold Comfort Farm

by Stella Gibbons

Cold Comfort Farm Synopsis

In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of a Hardy or Bronte novel and proceeds to organize everyone out of their romantic tragedies into the pleasures of normal life. Flora Poste, orphaned at 19, chooses to live with relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Sussex, where cows are named Feckless, Aimless, Pointless, and Graceless, and the proprietors, the dour Starkadder family, are tyrannized by Flora's mysterious aunt, who controls the household from a locked room. Flora's confident and clever management of an alarming cast of eccentrics is only half the pleasure of this novel. The other half is Gibbons's wicked sendup of romantic cliches, from the mad woman in the attic to the druidical peasants with their West Country accents and mystical herbs.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781926487861
Publication date: 10th October 2014
Author: Stella Gibbons
Publisher: David Rehak Stellar Editions
Format: eBook
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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