The Resource Before the war, Fay Weldon

Before the war, Fay Weldon

Label
Before the war
Title
Before the war
Statement of responsibility
Fay Weldon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Consider Vivien in November 1922. She is twenty-four, and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and - almost worse in those times - intelligent. At nearly six foot tall, she is known unkindly by her family as 'the giantess'. Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another's child, and will die in childbirth in just a few months... Fay Weldon, with one eye on the present and one on the past, offers Vivien's fate to the reader, along with that of London between the wars. This is a city fizzing with change, full of flat-chested flappers, shell-shocked soldiers and aristocrats clinging onto the past. Inventive, warm, playful and full of Weldon's trademark ironic edge, this is a spellbinding historical novel from one of the best novelists of our time
Member of
Summary
An unfashionable and intelligent spinster in the 1920s gets married to a charismatic gentleman while hiding the secret that she will die in childbirth after bearing another man's baby
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549439
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weldon, Fay
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Spoils of War
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Single women
  • Companionate marriage
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Before the war, Fay Weldon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057157741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781784082062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922562177
Label
Before the war, Fay Weldon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057157741
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9781784082062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)922562177

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