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I Capture the Castle

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This edition published in by St. Martin's Griffin in New York, USA.

Written in English

343 pages

Cassandra, the 17-year-old narrator, lives an eccentric existence in a crumbling castle in the English countryside in the 1930s. Her father is a former bestselling novelist now suffering from a chronic case of writer's block and her glamorous but bohemian stepmother Topaz is a sometime artist model. Money is in short supply but Cassandra and her discontented older sister Rose are forced to make the best of things - until some young, wealthy American neighbours arrive and Rose sees an opportunity for them all to escape their impoverished existence.

Even when she is encountering the difficulties of first love and first heartbreak, Cassandra remains a wonderfully likable heroine, with a strong narrative voice and a distinctive sense of humour. Whimsical, charming and beautifully written, this engaging classic novel will appeal equally to both adult and young adult readers.

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I Capture the Castle
February 2004, Chivers Audio Books
Audio CD in English
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I capture the castle
2004, MDS Books/Mediasat
in English
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I Capture the Castle
2003, MDS Books
Hardcover
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I Capture the Castle
2003, Red Fox
in English
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I Capture the Castle
2003, Red Fox
Paperback in English
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I Capture the Castle
April 1, 2003, St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback in English
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I Capture the Castle
April 17, 2003, CSA WORD
Audio CD - Abridged Ed edition
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I capture the castle
2003, St. Martin's Griffin
in English
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I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
2003, VIRAGO PRESS LTD
Paperback - Film Tie-in Ed edition
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I Capture the Castle
February 2002, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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I Capture the Castle
December 10, 2001, The Audio Partners
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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I Capture the Castle
December 10, 2001, The Audio Partners
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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I Capture the Castle
June 1, 2001, Chivers Audio Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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I capture the castle
1998, A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press
in English - 1st A Wyatt Book for St. Martin's Press ed.
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I Capture the Castle
1998, St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback in English
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I capture the castle
1997, Folio Society
in English
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I capture the castle
1997, Folio Society
in English
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I Capture the Castle
September 1996, Virago Pr
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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I capture the castle
1987, Bodley Head
in English
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I capture the castle
1974, Heinemann
in English
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I capture the castle
1963, Penguin
in English
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I capture the castle.
1963, Penguin Books
in Undetermined
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I Capture the Castle.
January 1962, Little Brown & Company
Hardcover
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I capture the castle: a romantic comedy.
1954, Samuel French Ltd
in English
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I capture the castle: a romantic comedy.
1952, Samuel French
in English
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I capture the castle.
1950, Reprint Society
in English
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I capture the castle
1948, Little, Brown
in English - [1st ed.]
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I capture the castle.
1948, Little, Brown and Company
in English
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I capture the castle.
1948, Little, Brown
in English - [1st ed.]

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I capture the castle First published in 1948



First Sentence

"I WRITE THIS sitting in the kitchen sink."

Work Description

Cassandra, the 17-year-old narrator, lives an eccentric existence in a crumbling castle in the English countryside in the 1930s. Her father is a former bestselling novelist now suffering from a chronic case of writer's block and her glamorous but bohemian stepmother Topaz is a sometime artist model. Money is in short supply but Cassandra and her discontented older sister Rose are forced to make the best of things - until some young, wealthy American neighbours arrive and Rose sees an opportunity for them all to escape their impoverished existence.

Even when she is encountering the difficulties of first love and first heartbreak, Cassandra remains a wonderfully likable heroine, with a strong narrative voice and a distinctive sense of humour. Whimsical, charming and beautifully written, this engaging classic novel will appeal equally to both adult and young adult readers.

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1958; 1976

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
343p.
Number of pages
343

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24605006M
Internet Archive
icapturecastle00dodi
ISBN 10
0312201656
ISBN 13
9780312201654

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