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2 edition of enchanted april. found in the catalog.

enchanted april.

Arnim, Von Countess.

enchanted april.

by Arnim, Von Countess.

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Published by Macmillan and Co .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination361p.
Number of Pages361
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22361687M

  This was my review/opinion of the book. It was a nice read but not earth shattering or inventive. The Enchanted April is exactly what the title describes. A month in Italy where the four main characters are "enchanted" during their stay at an old castle in San Salvatore. The Enchanted April is a pleasant enough book and it does have some biting wit, but on the whole it is all rather safe and lovely, like a cosy but slightly stifling Sunday afternoon BBC drama. This follows the story of 4 gentile but rather different ladies taking a holiday in Italy together.

LibriVox recording of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read by Diana Kiesners. It’s a dreary February in post-World War I London when Mrs. Wilkins spots an advertisement in The Times for a small Italian castle for rent in April. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (). First published: Great Britain: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, ; Reprinted New York: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster, Inc.)

The book was a sensation. More novels followed, and European society embraced this new voice among them — known only as “Elizabeth” — the anonymous “proper wife” with the observant eye and acute opinions on a woman’s changing role at the start of a new century. The Enchanted April, in , Mary had been widowed, lost a child. A discrete advertisement in The Times, addressed to "those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine," is the prelude to a revelatory month for four very different above a bay on the Italian Riviera stands the medieval castle San Salvatore. Beckoned to this haven are Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs. Arbuthnot, Mrs. Fisher, and Lady Caroline Dester, each quietly craving a respite.


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Enchanted april by Arnim, Von Countess. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Enchanted April is a comedy in the true tradition of Shakespeare. Though written as a novel, it has been easily converted to a play and a film.

It is a book about time and place and the effects that those things have on our thoughts and deeds/5(K). It didn't require any was no violence or was no heart wrenching grief or hair pulling frustration. It is a book that is soothing and light, refreshing and well written.

The Enchanted April transports the reader along with four other women to Cited by: 3. The Enchanted April is a novel by British writer Elizabeth von Arnim. The work was inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, probably the most widely read (as an English and American best seller in ) and perhaps the lightest and most ebullient of her Arnim wrote, and set, the book in the 15th-century Castello Brown.4/4(36).

About The Enchanted April The charming, slyly comic novel of romantic longing and transformation that inspired the Oscar-nominated film Four very different women, looking to escape dreary London for the sunshine of Italy, take up an offer advertised in the Times for a “small medieval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April.”.

The Enchanted April was a best-seller in both England and the United States, where it was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and set off a craze for tourism to Portofino.

More recently, the novel has been the inspiration for a major film and a Broadway play. by. 9 rows    The Enchanted April Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and. A review of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (), a gently humorous and satiric story of four dissatisfied women who rent an Italian castle.

Literary Ladies Guide Inspiration for Readers and Writers from Classic Women Authors. Books similar to The Enchanted April The Enchanted April. by Elizabeth von Arnim. avg. rating Ratings. A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed.

And so begins The Enchanted April, a delightful romantic novel about four women who abandon their dreary lives for a monthof life-transforming bliss on the Italian Riviera. It is a celebration of the splendors of the spring and an affirmation of the importance of time to oneself.

ABOUT THIS BOOK. The Enchanted April. Author: Elizabeth von Arnim Series: About the Book. Publisher’s description: Eager to escape the dreary February rains of s London, four women agree to rent the small medieval castle of San Salvatore for a much-needed vacation on the Italian Riviera, and each in turn is seduced and changed by the special place.

This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim. This novel, first published in the early 's, tells the story of four British women who spend a month in the Italian countryside, experiencing a range of personal and emotional transformations.

It didn't require any was no violence or was no heart wrenching grief or hair pulling frustration. It is a book that is soothing and light, refreshing and well written. The Enchanted April transports the reader along with four other /5(). The Enchanted April is a story set in the time after world war 1 about four women set to venture out.

The story starts when Lotty Wilkins, wilted but not empty in spirit, found an advertisement in the London Times one damp and miserable February afternoon regarding a small medieval Italian castle on the shoes of the Mediterranean to be let, furnished, for the month of April, which she could.

― Elizabeth von Arnim, The Enchanted April. Published inthis is a novel that takes place in a world that is trying to re-understand itself. The catastrophes of WW1 and the flu epidemic had decimated families and fractured society in the UK.

The accepted order of things had been swept away (possibly for the better) but had left a chasm in its wake. Directed by Mike Newell. With Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker.

Four English women, after World War I, who are unhappy with their lives, and their time away on vacation in a beautiful Italian villa/10(K).

A light and pastoral novel compared to her other works, British author Elizabeth von Arnim’s historical fiction The Enchanted April () was inspired by her experience touring the Italian Riviera. It ties together the narratives of four unique women living in Arnim’s present-day England, who somewhat reluctantly band together to vacation in Italy.

― Elizabeth von Arnim, quote from The Enchanted April “In the eighties, when she chiefly flourished, husbands were taken seriously, as the only real obstacles to sin. Beds too, if they had to be mentioned, were approached with caution; and a decent reserve prevented them and husbands ever being spoken of in the same breath.”.

The Enchanted April is my ‘comfort’ book (along with Rebecca), I loved E in her German Garden too. Vera, Christopher and Colombus, In the Mountains and the rest are all worth trying to get a hold of.

As a stay at home mum who never did get any time away from the kids, now grown up, just reading Enchanted was my vacation time.

The Enchanted April, published inis a witty and delightful depiction of what it is like to rediscover joy. 'Brims with magic and laughter' Amanda Craig, Guardian Includes a new introduction by Salley Vickers, author of Miss Garnet's Angel.

Special offers and product promotions /5(28). The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim – review A novel about four genteel Englishwomen holidaying in an Italian castle is a paean to the power of travel Natasha Tripney. The Enchanted April - audiobook Elizabeth von ARNIM ( - ) Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape .The enchanted april book club questions Review from Anorina Morris, Samelia s Mum Blog, April My Enchanted Garden Appliqué Quilts in Cotton and Wool is the beautiful new book by author, Displaying page 1 of The Enchanted April (version 2) Elizabeth von ARNIM ( - ) Four very different women, with very different reasons for wanting to escape a cold and dreary London, come together to share a month's holiday in a medieval castle.