fountain overflows. by Rebecca West

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Published by Macmillan in London .

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Pagination392p.,23cm
Number of Pages392
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Open LibraryOL20949668M

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The Fountain Overflows concerns the Aubrey family and their adventures and misfortunes as the four Aubrey children grow up. One of these children, Rose, is the narrator, and through her eyes the.

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The lives of the talented Aubrey children have long been clouded by their father’s genius for instability, but his new job in the London suburbs promises, for a time at least, reprieve from scandal and the threat of ruin. Mrs. Aubrey, a former concert pianist, struggles to keep the family afloat, but then she is something of a high-strung eccentric herself, as.

There are pages in this vintage novel, The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West published in The binding has some separations on the outside, see photos. There is an inscription in the front inside cover, and a date stamped on the edges of the top of the book.

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The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West I'm very happy to have finished this book. Not only is it a book off my own TBR shelves, it's also an NYRB Classic (of which I have a healthy stack, all unread) but I've seen it all around the blogosphere and it seems to be universally liked.

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Rebecca West is the final author to be celebrated in Jane at Beyond Eden Rock’s Birthday Book of Underappreciated Lady Authors this year. Having previously only read The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West, I decided to read The Fountain Overflows next as it is one of the books on my Classics Club is the first in a trilogy (the other two – This Real Night and the unfinished.

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It's the sort of book you wish wouldn't end, and fortunately there are two more books about the family.5/5(1). The fountain overflows by Rebecca West; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Poor families, Women musicians, Mothers and daughters, Gamblers.

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So, let's dive into it as a metaphor for the psycho-dynamics of energy. Let's address the full meaning of this proverb in the light of. The second installment of West's Saga of the Century trilogy--now available as an ebookIn the sequel to The Fountain Overflows, Rose Aubrey, her sisters, and her cousin stand on the brink of adulthood and a new era for womenThey have put down their schoolbooks and put up their hair, but a talented musician and her kin ponder what being a young.

What is an artist in The Fountain Overflows. During the Modern period of literature, writers continually asked questions about “high” art and its relationship to life—to politics, “low” art, literary tradition, and popular culture. Having lived through the Modern period, Rebecca West discusses these questions in The Fountain Overflows ().

Inexplicably, Rebecca West’s The Fountain Overflows was a novel I’d remembered not quite fondly; but on this visit I was glued to it. The semi-autobiographical story of a shabby-genteel Edwardian family led by a brilliant but feckless father into one crisis after another, it’s a long, leisurely read, full of wonderful odd meanders — but.

THE FOUNTAIN OVERFLOWS. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Unique, brilliant, erratic, this first novel from Rebecca West in some twenty years, is certain of a challenging critical reception.

Here is a sophisticated sort of Sanger's Circus tale, as she creates the Aubrey family in a shabby, down. The Fountain Overflows Rebecca West is remembered for many things - the novel Return of the Soldier written when she was j an early career as a radical young journalist and suffragette, her affair with HG Wells and her extensive writing and : Vintage Reading.

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The second volume, This Real Night (), was published a year and a half after West’s death and received mixed reviews. Rose Aubrey is one of a family of four children.

Their father, Piers, is the disgraced son of an Irish landowning family, a violent, noble and quite unscrupulous leader of popular causes. His Scottish wife, Clare, is an artist, a tower of strength, fanatically devoted to a musical future for her daughters.

This is the story of their life in south London, a life threatened by Piers's streak of. ‘The Fountain Overflows’ was Rebecca West’s first book in twenty years; and it was to have been the first volume of a trilogy that would tell the story of her century. She didn’t live quite long enough to complete that story, but after reading this book I am eager to read the next book and to read the final, unfinished work.1.

The Fountain Overflows is a semi-autobiographical novel that echoes many of the events and individuals of Rebecca West’s childhood. In particular, the character of Cordelia is based on West’s older sister, Letitia Fairfield, who hated the novel and her depiction in .

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