Cold Comfort farm
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Published:
[Gloucester, Mass. : Peter Smith], [1988?], c1938.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
232 pages ; 18 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
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Description

'Brilliant ... very probably the funniest book ever written' Sunday Times

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly-named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organise other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and ruthless parody of rural melodramas and purple prose, Cold Comfort Farm is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.

'Screamingly funny and wildly subversive' Marian Keyes, Guardian The Penguin Classics edition of Stella Gibbons's Cold Comfort Farm is introduced by Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves .

If you enjoyed Cold Comfort Farm you might like George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody , also available in Penguin Classics.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780141441597, 9780143039594 (trade pbk.), 0143039598 (trade pbk.), 0844661481, 014018869X

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General Note
Facsim. reprint. Originally published: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng. : Penguin Books, [1938?]
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, S. (19881938). Cold Comfort farm. [Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith].

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989. 19881938. Cold Comfort Farm. [Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith].

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Stella, 1902-1989, Cold Comfort Farm. [Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith], 19881938.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gibbons, Stella. Cold Comfort Farm. [Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith], 19881938. Print.

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