South Riding - An English Landscape

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Read Books Ltd, May 26, 2020 - Fiction - 605 pages
“South Riding” is a 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby, published posthumously. Set in fictional South Riding in Yorkshire, England, it revolves around the lives of young headmistress Sarah Burton, unhappy husband Robert Carne of Maythorpe Hall, socialist Joe Astell, and Alderman Mrs Beddows. Winifred Holtby (1898 – 1935) was an English novelist and journalist, best known for her novel South Riding. She was, an passionate feminist, socialist and pacifist and was a member of the feminist Six Point Group. Holtby's fame was derived mainly from her journalism, including articles for the feminist journal 'Time and Tide', but she also wrote 14 books. These include six novels; two volumes of short stories; the first critical study of Virginia Woolf (1932) and "Women and a Changing Civilization" (1934), a feminist survey with opinions that are still relevant. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition with specially curated introductory material.
 

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User Review  - PatsyMurray - LibraryThing

This novel rivals Middlemarch for its microcosmic view of English rural life and its insights into the characters who inhabit their particular area of the countryside. Several of the covers offer a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jigarpatel - LibraryThing

South Riding is a pleasant sweep of a fictional countryside set in 1930s Yorkshire. The characters are colourful and span multiple generations. Holtby gives a sharp and often humorous account of local ... Read full review

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Contents

COUNCILLOR HUGGINS INCURS AN OBLIGATION
TOM SAWDON DECIDES TO BUY A
SARAH ACQUIRES AN ALLY AND CARNE AN ENEMY
LYDIA HOLLY GOES HOME
TWO ANTAGONISTS MEET
BOOK III
THE COLD HARBOUR COLONISTS STATE A CASE
ALDERMAN SNAITH IS VERY FOND OF CATS

ALDERMAN SNAITH CONTEMPLATES A WILDERNESS
MADAME HUBBARD HAS HIGHLY TALENTED PUPILS
BOOK II
COUNCILLOR CARNE MISSES A SUBCOMMITTEE
MR CASTLE COUNSELS CAUTION
MR BARNABAS HOLLY TOASTS HEREDITY
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