Kathleen

Kathleen The Scorpions were to meet at eight o clock and before that hour Kenneth Forbes had to finish the first chapter of a serial story The literary society named in accordance with the grotesque whim of O

  • Title: Kathleen
  • Author: Christopher Morley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Scorpions were to meet at eight o clock and before that hour Kenneth Forbes had to finish the first chapter of a serial story The literary society, named in accordance with the grotesque whim of Oxford undergraduates, consisted of eight members, and it was proposed that each one should contribute a chapter Forbes was of a fertile wit, and he had been nominated the fiThe Scorpions were to meet at eight o clock and before that hour Kenneth Forbes had to finish the first chapter of a serial story The literary society, named in accordance with the grotesque whim of Oxford undergraduates, consisted of eight members, and it was proposed that each one should contribute a chapter Forbes was of a fertile wit, and he had been nominated the first operator He had been allowed the whole Christmas vacation to prepare his opening chapter which was why on this first Sunday of term while the rest of Merton College was at dinner in hall, he sat at his desk desperately driving his pen across the paper.Kathleen wrote a letter to Joe at Oxford It fell into the hands of one of the Scorpions, the group turned it into their grand literary effort, and so the great Kathleen expedition was organized A little book in Morley s happiest comedy vain.

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    1. Sin duda, una deliciosa comedia de enredo, de mano de uno de los grandes escritores de los años 1890/1957. Un obra que se lee en un día, y que provoca más de una carcajada.

    2. Es muy probable que esta novela no merezca tantas estrellas como cuatro, pero yo me lo he pasado tan bien, y me ha dejado tan buen sabor de boca, que se las pongo igualmente.De vez en cuando es necesaria una lectura ligera que descongestione el cerebro de otras más densas o "intensas".Al final esta obra es casi una farsa: situaciones inverosímiles, comedia física e identidades erróneas. Una de esas comedias donde los personajes mienten sobre quiénes son y hay muchas entradas y salidas de es [...]

    3. קתלין היא קומדיית מצבים משעשעת על חבורת בחורין שמוצאים מכתב בחנות ספרים ומדמיינים את הדמויות ואת הסיפור שמאחורי המכתב.כשהם בחופשה, הם מבקשים להכיר את קתלין הדמות המרכזית במכתב שנראית להם בחורה צעירה מלבבת. לשם כך הם מתחרים בהמצאת דמויות כדי להיכנס לביתה.הסיפור מתמקד בשלב בו [...]

    4. 4.5 stars. Having enjoyed several of Christopher Morley's books, I'd been wanting to read some more, and picked this one as a likely-looking summer read. I wasn't disappointed! It's a charming, light-hearted little comedy—quite short; I read it over the course of a morning, and laughed out loud pretty frequently while doing so.The story, set around the the time the book was published—1918, I believe—concerns a literary club of Oxford students who have undertaken to write a serial story bet [...]

    5. קומדיית טעויות קצרה על חבורת סטודנטים בקולג׳ באוקספורד שנתקלים במכתב של נערה לאדם בשם ג׳ו כותבים סיפור בהמשכים עליהם ואז מתחרים מי יפגוש אותה ראשון ולצורך כך מתחזים לאנשים שונים. קצר, אולי מדי, ונחמד.יכול לשמש בסיס להצגה קומית תקופתית.

    6. Fun, but not nearly up to the level of Parnassus on Wheels. What I found most interesting was a sentence when the character Blair first meets the captivating Kathleen; "She was that most adorable of creatures, the tweenie, between girl and woman, with the magic of both and the weaknesses of neither.*" It has been widely accepted that J.R.R.Tolkien first used the term "tween" in his 1954 book The Fellowship of the Ring in which Frodo is described as being in his "tweens" - which for a Hobbit woul [...]

    7. Kathleen is a short, lively little novel by Christopher Morley. It's a slice of early 20th Century Oxford life--It's what Oxford was probably like when Dorothy L Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey was earning his First in History and swatting balls all over the cricket field. And, I am SO turning into a Christopher Morley fan-girl. I loved The Haunted Bookshop. And now I've loved Kathleen. It's like Wodehouse. But better. I'm getting all gushy and I don't think I can help it.Morley's book brings us the S [...]

    8. חשבתי שזה יהיה ספר על מה שקורה כשפנטזיה פוגשת מציאות. אבל כנראה שכריסטופר מורלי באמת היה אדם אופטימי מטבעו, ומלא באמונה בטבע האדם, שהוא מעדיף לא להקשות יותר מידי. אז במקום לתאר את הסיפור של קתלין המומצאת ואת הפער בין הפנטזיה למציאות, הוא מתאר סיפור בלשי של חיפוש מושא התשוקה, שה [...]

    9. Morley nunca decepciona. Ya es el tercer libro suyo que leo y, aunque a partir de la sinopsis esperaba otra cosa, me ha gustado esta breve historia porque sigue teniendo su encanto. Tiene ese aire de comedia de enredo clásica. Una buena opción para pasar un buen rato una tarde.

    10. A silly but thoroughly enjoyable little story about an innocent practice joke and some College men. Worth the read

    11. A really entertaining story with a generous heap of humor about the Scorpions, a group of Oxford undergraduates of a literary club, who stumbled upon a letter written by a Kathleen to a Joe. Using the characters of Kathleen and Joe as the heroin and hero of their written composition, these lads made numerous conjectures to fill in the spaces of the personalities of both Kathleen and Joe, given the narrow perspective offered by the letter itself of the personalities of its writer & its receiv [...]

    12. A cute, funny story. I especially like the idea of mashing uncooked potatoes with a hammer! The reader was pretty good too, and I would willingly listen to more of his recordings.

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