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A View of the Harbour (Virago Modern Classics) by Elizabeth Taylor

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Published by Virago Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • English Novel And Short Story,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Romance: Modern,
  • Literary,
  • FICTION_ROMANCE_GENERAL,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction / Romance / General,
  • Romance - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8952731M
ISBN 101844083225
ISBN 109781844083220

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  Author Elizabeth Taylor's novel A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR (newly republished by New York Review Books) reveals her agelessly elegant prose and her universality within an unusual kind of farce which is bittersweet, more ironic and thoughtful than filled with laughs for the sake of by: 5. About A View of the Harbour Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor’s great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that’s been left behind by modernity. Self-deception and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor’s great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seaside town . A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR. By. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. This returns to the manner of her first novel, At Mrs. Lippincote's in a story of considerable charm and subtlety, proceeding with insight rather than interplay of incident, with delicacy and.

A View of the Harbour is Taylor’s lightest novel, and by that I mean that it’s done with an exquisite lightness of touch. It has a large cast, a musical rondo-like structure, and it’s her happiest novel, too, but happy in the way of, say, Così fan tutte or Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, where the infelicities of life are shown through. Editions for A View of the Harbour: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), 18 Cited by: 5.   A View of the Harbour is set in a seaside town, seen initially through the eyes of an amateur artist, Bertram, who is attempting to capture (indeed) a view of the harbour. At the same time, of course, Elizabeth Taylor is capturing her own view of the harbour – and all the emotions which the people living there (pun alert) harbour. A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor. It was in her beady delight at human behaviour that Elizabeth Taylor found her most intriguing inspiration, but she was also painterly in her use of light and shade, colour, atmosphere and composition.

  I highly recommend A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR for your summer reading list. The seaside setting, an interesting cast of characters and Taylor’s lovely prose make this another great read from The New York Review of Books. About The Author: Elizabeth Taylor (née Coles) was a popular English novelist and short story writer. Blindness and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor's great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that's been left behind by modernity. --Anne Tyler "Her best novels--At Mrs. Lippincote's(), A View of the Harbour(), A Game of Hide and Seek()--are, in spite of their prim titles, funny, savage and full of loneliness and suppressed emotion. For her characters, as for their author, propriety is a survival mechanism, a way of keeping the show on the road."Reviews: Her best novels-At Mrs. Lippincote's (), A View of the Harbour (), A Game of Hide and Seek ()-are, in spite of their prim titles, funny, savage and full of loneliness and suppressed For her characters, as for their author, propriety is a survival mechanism, a way of keeping the show on the road -- Rachel Cooke * Guardian * It is time that justice was done to Elizabeth .