I Capture the Castle

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Product Details

Price
$17.98
Publisher
Thomas Dunne Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.34 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312316167

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About the Author

Dorothy Gladys Dodie Smith (1895-1990), born in Lancashire, England, was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. She wrote Autumn, Crocus, and Dear Octopus, among other plays. She wrote her first novel, I Capture the Castle, in the 1940s while living in America. An immediate success, it marked her crossover from playwright to novelist. Smith also wrote The Town in Bloom, A Tale of Two Families, and The Girl in the Candle-Lit Bath, but she is best known today as the author of two highly popular stories for young readers: The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking

Reviews

"This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain captures the castle in her insightful, witty journal entries." --Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling

"What a lovely book is I Capture the Castle. It's as fresh as if it were written this morning, and as classic as Jane Austen. I'm very happy to have met it." --Donald E. Westlake

"A delicious, compulsively readable novel about young love and its vicissitudes. What fun!" --Erica Jong

"Dreamy and funny . . . an odd, shimmering timelessness clings to its pages. A thousand and one cheers for its reissue. A+" --Entertainment Weekly

"I Capture the Castle is finally back in print. It should be welcomed with a bouquet of roses and a brass band. Ever since I was handed a tattered copy years ago with the recommendation 'You'll love it, ' it has been one of my favorite novels." --Susan Isaacs

"It is an occasion worth celebrating when a sparkling novel, a work of wit, irony, and feeling is brought back into print after an absence of many years. So uncork the champagne for I Capture the Castle." --Los Angeles Times