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The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love

Author: Nancy Mitford; Zoë Heller (Introduction by)
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Description

Mitford's most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.


 


Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously unconventional family. We are introduced to the Radletts through the eyes of their cousin Fanny, who stays with them at Alconleigh, their Gloucestershire estate. Uncle Matthew is the blustering patriarch, known to hunt his children when foxes are scarce; Aunt Sadie is the vague but doting mother; and the seven Radlett children, despite the delights of their unusual childhood, are recklessly eager to grow up. The first of three novels featuring these characters, The Pursuit of Love follows the travails of Linda, the most beautiful and wayward Radlett daughter, who falls first for a stuffy Tory politician, then an ardent Communist, and finally a French duke named Fabrice.


 


Featuring an introduction by Zoe Heller.

Reviews

Utter, utter bliss Daily Mail A dazzling comic delight. Fiona Wilson, The Times, Saturday Review

Author description

Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) was born in London, the eldest child of the second Baron Redesdale. She had written four novels, including Wigs on the Green (1935), before the success of The Pursuit of Love in 1945, which she followed with Love in a Cold Climate (1949), The Blessing (1951) and Don't Tell Alfred (1960). She also wrote four works of biography. Nancy Mitford was awarded the CBE in 1972.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241974681
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : February 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : FIC
  • : FIC
  • : English
  • : English
  • : Nancy Mitford; Zoë Heller (Introduction by)
  • : Nancy Mitford; Zoë Heller (Introduction by)
  • : 216
  • : 216
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 224
  • : 224