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E.M. Delafield (1890–1943)

Forfatter af Diary of a Provincial Lady

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(eng) Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)

Serier

Værker af E.M. Delafield

Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) 1,103 eksemplarer
The Provincial Lady Goes Further (1932) 305 eksemplarer
Consequences (1919) 211 eksemplarer
The Way Things Are (1927) 188 eksemplarer
Thank Heaven Fasting (1932) 179 eksemplarer
The Provincial Lady in America (1934) 176 eksemplarer
The Provincial Lady in Wartime (1940) 158 eksemplarer
Tension (1920) 47 eksemplarer
The War-Workers (1918) 47 eksemplarer
Late and Soon (1943) 37 eksemplarer
Faster! Faster! (1936) 24 eksemplarer
No One Now Will Know (1941) 21 eksemplarer
Messalina of the Suburbs (1920) 19 eksemplarer
Nothing Is Safe (1937) 16 eksemplarer
Gay Life (1933) 16 eksemplarer
The Optimist (2009) 16 eksemplarer
The Heel of Achilles (1921) 15 eksemplarer
Humbug (1922) 15 eksemplarer
Challenge To Clarissa (1931) 11 eksemplarer
First Love (1928) 10 eksemplarer
Turn Back the Leaves (1930) 10 eksemplarer
Mrs. Harter (1924) 10 eksemplarer
Zella Sees Herself (2012) 9 eksemplarer
Jill (1926) 8 eksemplarer
The chip and the block, (1925) 7 eksemplarer
Women Are Like That (1929) 7 eksemplarer
Three Marriages (1939) 6 eksemplarer
When Women Love (1938) 6 eksemplarer
General Impressions (1933) 6 eksemplarer
The Pelicans (1918) 5 eksemplarer
The Suburban Young Man (1928) 4 eksemplarer
AS OTHERS HEAR US: A Miscellany (1937) 4 eksemplarer
The Entertainment (1927) 3 eksemplarer
Love has no Resurrection, and Other Stories — Forfatter — 3 eksemplarer
To See Ourselves (1932) 2 eksemplarer
Consequences AND The War-Workers (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Sophy Mason Comes Back 2 eksemplarer
Famous plays of 1931 (1931) 2 eksemplarer
A reversion to type 2 eksemplarer
Terminus [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
And Never the Twain Shall Meet [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Tortoise [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Reflex Action [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Holiday Group [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Waiting Lady [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
O Tempora! O Mores! [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Reparation [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Threshold of Eternity [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Bond of Union [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Incidental [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Hukutav naine 1 eksemplar
The Other Poor Chap [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Love Has No Resurrection [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
O.K. for Story [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
It's All Too Difficult [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Bluff [short work] 1 eksemplar
The Girl Who Told the Truth [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Reason [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Indispensable Woman [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Opportunity [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
The Philistine [short story] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Gwen [short story] 1 eksemplar
They Don't Wear Labels [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
My Son Had Nothing on His Mind [short work] — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver548 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 295 eksemplarer
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (2012) — Bidragyder — 119 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The British Character (1938) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver63 eksemplarer
The Fairies Return; or, New Tales for Old (1934) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The Third Omnibus of Crime (1935) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
A Century of Humour (1934) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life (1943) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
Little Innocents: Childhood Reminiscences (1932) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Great Unsolved Crimes (1975) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Missing From Their Homes — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Dashwood, Edmee Elizabeth Monica
Andre navne
de la Pasture, Edmee Elizabeth Monica (birth name)
Fødselsdato
1890-06-09
Dødsdag
1943-12-02
Begravelsessted
Kentisbeare churchyard, Devon, England, UK
Køn
female
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Steyning, Sussex, England, UK
Dødssted
England, UK
Bopæl
Kentisbeare, Devon, England, UK
Malay States
Llandogo, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Erhverv
novelist
short story writer
book reviewer
Relationer
de la Pasture, Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle (mother)
Dashwood, R. M. (daughter)
Clifford, Hugh (stepfather)
Organisationer
Voluntary Aid Detachment
Time and Tide
Women's Institute
Kort biografi
E.M. Delafield was the pen name of Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture, born in Steyning, Sussex, England, the daughter of well-known novelist Elizabeth Bonham and her husband Count Henry Philip Ducarel de la Pasture. Delafield was educated by French governesses and attended several boarding schools, followed by nine months as a postulant nun in a convent in Belgium. She worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during World War I, and these experiences formed the basis of her first novel, Zella Sees Herself, published in 1917. She continued to publish one or two novels every year until her death. She is best known for the bestselling series The Diary of a Provincial Lady and its sequels. She also was an important contributor of book reviews, sketches, and short stories to Time and Tide magazine. In 1919, she married Colonel Arthur Paul Dashwood, an engineer, and they spent two years living in the Malay States before returning to live in an old house in Kentisbeare, Devonshire. The couple had two children, and Delafield served as president of the Kentisbeare Women's Institute for the the rest of her life. Her daughter Rosamund Dashwood published Provincial Daughter, a continuation of Delafield's popular series of books, in 1961.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)

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The Provincial Lady drags readers along with her dishonest reactions, tedious bank exchanges, secrets from annoying husband and
complaining dispassionate marriage...

...I gave up with husband drowning kittens...
 
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m.belljackson | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |
2nd in the Provincial Lady Series
 
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JimandMary69 | 9 andre anmeldelser | Aug 18, 2023 |
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, but over 90 years ago!
 
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booksinbed | 37 andre anmeldelser | Jul 25, 2023 |
4.5★ I loved this -- in part because I like almost all the English satires of the period between the 2 World Wars. But this thinly disguised memoir wouldn't be the classic it is if it didn't contain commentary & queries about situations women face in other times & places. While problems with servants, lack of money (relatively speaking!), and the Women's Institute are not universal, who hasn't had the experience of someone saying something unpleasant, then "Think of several rather tart and witty rejoinders to this, but unfortunately not until Lady B.'s Bentley has taken her away."

One question which occurred frequently was about why societal conventions & common politeness require adults to lie so often: "Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her..."; in reply to an old school friend asking to stay for a few nights: "Reply that we shall be delighted to see her, and what a lot we shall have to talk about, after all these years! (This, I find on reflection, is not true, but cannot re-write letter on that account)."; The Vicar's wife has had a picture postcard from her (which she produces from bag), with small cross marking bedroom window of hotel. She says, It's rather interesting, isn't it? to which I reply Yes, it is, which is not in the least true."

This juxtaposition of the conventional polite behavior and the true thoughts of the author is the source of much of the humor.
… (mere)
 
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leslie.98 | 18 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Værker
96
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Medlemmer
3,591
Popularitet
#7,056
Vurdering
4.0
Anmeldelser
115
ISBN
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