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Not the case here The writing was lean and pleasant the plot
While Dated Was Not dated was not cliche I found myself invested in the lives of the Pentlands in a way that doesn t happen often Good book Yuck There were a lot of good elements here in the setting and the backstory but once the setting and the backstory but once knew Olivia would be sacrificed to endless Duty I felt like it was pointless And that happened pretty early in the book The ending was weak and the moral was dissatisfying and murky Even the vocabulary was so limited repetitive and
predictable It seemed like a nondescript 1925 melodrama and nothing that history can It seemed like a nondescript 1925 melodrama and nothing that history can easily leave behind I found this book on my uest for a classic written by an author who lived in Ohio After doing a bit of research I came across Louis Bromfield I learned he was born in Mansfield Ohio and that he wrote several books including this one a Pulitzer Prize winner I m happy to say that I found a gem in ways than one the book was fantastic and the author was uite enjoyable I will definitely read Bromfield So this book struck me as something that transcends its time He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927 for this book and it was easy for me to see how this book was the winner Bromfield focuses his story on a rich Puritan New England family the Pentlands We get a glimpse into the Puritan world and the families daily livesI think what set this apart for me was the exploration of gender roles in relation to Puritan society view spoilerThe reader is thrust into the struggle of Olivia who was in an unhappy marriage contrasted with the freedom of Sabine after the end of marriage she didn t want to end It was fascinating to me as Bromfield explored their emotional feelings as these two very different women who each face their own challenges I appreciated seeing Olivia displayed as the strong character whom was relied upon by the patriarch hide spoiler I don t think I had ever heard of this book or this author before I started my Pulitzer challenge and I wonder why It is my favorite Pulitzer winner to date The writing and the story flowed effortlessly for me and I felt that in Olivia the author created a character who felt very real and timeless I highlighted many passages and could relate to many of Olivia s thoughts and emotions despite the nearly 90 years which have elapsed since the writing of this book I found it to be a truly brilliant work of literature. Kes it apparent that he knows human nature very well A fascinating study on the struggle of one woman to escape the stifling influence of her husband and in la.
SUMMARY ☆ GH4CREW.CO.UK ↠ Louis BromfieldThe winner of the 1927 Pulitzer Prize I suspect happy people
don t make especially good stories and you ought not to expect many of them in this Oh there are at make especially good stories and you ought not to expect many of them in this Oh there are a of them but they try not to openly flaunt it The others realize they gave up their shot at happiness when they were young and married the
wrong people for the wrong reasons So they were stuck Stuck because they believed and Louis Bromfield won thepeople for the wrong reasons So They Were Stuck Stuck Because were stuck Stuck because believed and Louis Bromfield won the Prize for Early Autumn in 1927 The book is about a wealthy family in New England with a double life It chronicles the struggle as in many families between the family which the world sees and the one which remains hidden The story telling is great and is filled with secrets infighting deception and a keen focus on maintaining the family name at all cost This book surprised me and I enjoyed it very much I give it 5 stars Jacob picked this up from the library to read for himself but I commandeered it for the weekend It took me a while to get into It was written in the late 1920s which was a slightly verbose time in literature and it lacked the sharp and powerful imagery of Fitzgerald But I was soon sucked in It s funnythe whole thing seemed very BritishNew England ish When I was halfway through the novel I realized that there had only been two events that seemed to have any effect on the plot at all But as I continued reading and happened and further nothing happening is central to the theme of the novel The book is about what happens when traditions become important than people when a family name Pentland means than life itself It s also about what people are like when they don t have to work for anythingwhen everything is given to them I think the book has its flaws although I still think it was fantastic The flaws are discussed below in the spoiler bit The dialogue was absolutely sparkling I kept thinking that someone ought to make a movie of this book if someone hasn t already It would lend itself brilliantly to film The author who for the most part tells the story somewhat clinically from the 3rd person also has moments of shiny wit The third Pentland had been the greatest evangelist of his time a man who went through New England holding high the torch exhorting rude village audiences by the coarsest of language to such a pitch of excitement that old women died of apoplexy and young women gave birth to premature children This wou. Bromfield takes a close look at the Pentlands a fictional rich family in New England exposing the hypocrisy and ignorance behind their luxurious facade Bromfie. Ld also be a great vehicle for discussing symbolism At times I felt was a bit heavy
Handed But I Think Thatbut I think only because I was looking for it There s a dash of Dickens esue naming too the family name Pentland seems to literally mean a land of imprisonment a place where one is permanently pent up I d recommend this book if you were looking for something literary enough to give your English major heart a turn and simple enough to not be too challenging Also my writing style tends to mirror that of whatever I ve been reading Remember when I said that literature in the 1920s was verbose Look how long this review isSPOILER ALERTI feel slightly as if NORA HAD STAYED WITH TORVALD AFTER had stayed with Torvald after A Doll s House Part of me is satisfied that Olivia has found peace in the end but it s a peace which I m not sure is genuine It almost has the same feeling as the peace one might have from finally loving Big Brother I m still processing it but it wasn t uite the cathartic ending I was aching for I feel a little ill at ease having ust put the book down Like the orchestra was building to one final crescendo ing note and then The Slave Ship just went silent I m not sure if that s what the author is intending I ll keep processing I m not really sure what to say about this Pulitzer Prize Winner What I can say is that I really wonder how this book won the prize in the first place By 100 pages I really wanted to stop reading the book all together but struggled on First there were too many characters all who I didn t care about at all And secondly to me it seemed that there really wasn t much of story here Not one that really kept my interest Beautiful kind Olivia Penfield lives a stifling existence with a soulless husband and his puritanical New England family Unable to stand a life with nooy or even diversion she starts an affair although it s pretty tame by today s standards with a wealthy up and coming politician and they fall passionately in love Will Olivia leave the lies and oppression of her miserable in laws or will a sense of duty compel her to stay Early Autumn is only an OK book The plot meanders along until reaching a very predictable ending and unlike other novels that tread this familiar ground Edith Wharton s brilliant Age of Innocence Normally I am not a fan of early 20th century novels because they are very melodramatic full of pathos and not very relatable This was. Ld's elouence when describing both his characters and their surroundings is breathtaking and his accuracy in describing the characters' complicated emotions ma. ,