The enchanted April
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A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed. The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other--and the castle of their dreams--through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don't anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy. Now, if the same transformation can be worked on their husbands and lovers, the enchantment will be complete. The Enchanted April was a best-seller in both England and the United States, where it was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and set off a craze for tourism to Portofino. More recently, the novel has been the inspiration for a major film and a Broadway play.
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|Grouping Title||enchanted april|
|Grouping Author||von arnim elizabeth|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-19 23:18:15PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-19 00:04:55AM|
|author||Elizabeth von Arnim|
|author_display||Von Arnim, Elizabeth|
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The charming, slyly comic novel of romantic longing and transformation that inspired the Oscar-nominated film
Escaping dreary London for the sunshine of Italy, four very different women take up an offer advertised in the Times for a "small medieval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April." As each blossoms in the warmth of the Italian spring, quite unexpected changes occur.
An immediate bestseller upon its first publication, in 1922, The Enchanted April set off a craze for tourism to the Italian Riviera that continues today. Published here to coincide with a contemporary retelling, Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen, it's a witty ensemble piece and the perfect romantic rediscovery for fans of Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love as well as of Downton Abbey and the hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|publishDate||2006, 2011, 2015|
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|subject_facet||British -- Italy -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Riviera (Italy) -- Fiction, Vacations -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction|
|title_display||The enchanted April|
|title_full||The Enchanted April, The enchanted April / by Elizabeth von Arnim|
|title_short||The enchanted April|
|topic_facet||British, Classic Literature, Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, Romance, Vacations, Women|