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Cold Comfort Farm

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Published by Penguin Books in London, New York .
Written in English

About the Book

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time.

Edition Notes

Series
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912
Library of Congress
PR6013.I24 C6 1994

The Physical Object

Pagination
232 p. ;
Number of pages
232

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL549526M
Internet Archive
coldcomfortfarm00gibb
ISBN 10
014018869X
LC Control Number
96130509
Library Thing
7861018
Goodreads
457370
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