Before the Bombardment #2020

Before the Bombardment By Osbert Sitwell Before the Bombardment Osbert Sitwell s first novel written in was also his favorite Set in an out of season seaside hotel it studies social and psychological change when a world of obsolete values comes under the b
  • Title: Before the Bombardment
  • Author: Osbert Sitwell
  • ISBN: 9780192819031
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before the Bombardment By Osbert Sitwell Osbert Sitwell s first novel, written in 1926, was also his favorite Set in an out of season seaside hotel, it studies social and psychological change when a world of obsolete values comes under the bombardment of a new and harsher era A nearly flawless piece of satirical writing Bystander
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    1. Osbert Sitwell

      Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, Bt.

    387 thoughts on “Before the Bombardment”

    1. A book fascinating to read if only for its dissonance between form and content A Victorian novel written between the wars outdated social s seen through the lens of modernity at the moment of their supplanting the quaint subject matter fitting incongruously with the disillusioned, shell shocked tone of the narrator Though it doesn t capture the explosive entrance into the 20th century in aesthetically groundbreaking ways, as in say T.S Eliot, this book is made all the surreal for its modesty, i [...]


    2. The plot is negligible but the writing is witty and sharp, gently satirising the remnants of Victorian society which persist in a Northern seaside town based on Scarborough This is made poignant by the author s constant reminder that their entire way of life was soon to be obliterated by the First World War.



    3. Rent a friend in the 1910 s About a woman who keeps a rich lady company, for money, and becomes a friend Didn t read it all, found it just not interesting.


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