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2 edition of puzzleheaded girl found in the catalog.

puzzleheaded girl

Christina Stead

puzzleheaded girl

four novellas.

by Christina Stead

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Holt, Rinehart in New York .
Written in English


ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19718334M

The Puzzleheaded Girl: Four Novellas (Virago Modern Classics): ISBN () Softcover, Time Warner Books UK, Seven Poor Men Of Sydney.   Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and in moved to Australia to head a university architecture school. Maitland is the award-winning author of several previous novels featuring DCI David Brock and DI Kathy Kolla, most recently The Raven's Eye, which was a Library Reads books are read throughout the English-speaking world and in translation in a number of other : Text Publishing Company.

Dominated by Christina Stead's chimerical ""Puzzleheaded Girl,"" this collection establishes with depressing, cumulative certainty ""the special agonies of an existence in which the central fact of life by wich all else is judged is that of being a man's idea of a woman."" This theme will no doubt seem more original to an early teen audience. The devious world of international finance comes alive in Christina Steads enthralling epic about a ruthless bank director in s Paris. Praised as a work of extraordinary talent by the New York Times, Christina Steads ambitiously layered House of All Nations is an engrossing satire of wealth and manipulation. Set in an elite European bank in the s, Steads epic spans/5.

Jul 3, - Explore hwplreaders's board "Love Stories" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Novels, Books to read and Good books pins.   The Puzzleheaded Girl Seven Poor Men of Sydney Miss Herbert: The Suburban Wife The Beauties and Furies A Little Tea, a Little Chat The People with the Dogs Virago fiction: I'm Dying Laughing The Little Hotel I find it interesting that while so many of her titles are published by Virago Press, it seems that she is read and liked by so few of us.


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Puzzleheaded girl by Christina Stead Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Puzzleheaded Girl: Honor Lawrence applies for a job at the Farmers United Corporation, and Augustus Debrett employs her as a filing clerk. She The Puzzle-headed Girl: Four Novellas is the ninth book by Australian author, Christina Stead/5(9).

The Puzzleheaded Girl: Honor Lawrence applies for a job at the Farmers’ United Corporation, and Augustus Debrett employs her as a filing clerk. She is obviously poor, but refuses promotion to better pay, stating “I hate and despise business and anything to do with making is the enemy of art”/5(2).

The Puzzleheaded Girl (Text Classics) - Kindle edition by Stead, Christina, Wright, Fiona. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Puzzleheaded Girl (Text Classics)/5(2).

The four novellas of this reissued book center on young women in the s and '50s seeking to find themselves in a world looking to impose its own definitions.

The enigmatic Honor Lawrence of the title story, age 15 but claim takes a job in a New York office but dislikes business and seems impossibly naïve until her father’s.

In The Puzzleheaded Girl, made up of four thematically linked novellas, Stead’s unsurpassable skills of observation and social critique are on full display. Read Fiona Wright’s introduction published at the Lifted Brow.

Share this book share High resolution cover picture Preview this book books View book rights notepad. The Paperback of the The Puzzleheaded Girl by Christina Stead at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. The four novellas of this reissued book center on young women in the s and '50s seeking to find themselves in a world looking to impose its own enigmatic Honor Pages: Get this from a library.

The puzzleheaded girl. [Christina Stead; Fiona Wright] -- 'I hate and despise business and anything to do with making money.' 'Do you think it's wrong?' 'It is the enemy of art.' Eighteen-year-old Honor Lawrence is out of place at the bank where she works. The puzzleheaded girl of the title novella, Honor Lawrence, is a young New York filing clerk whose motives her mentor, Augustus Debrett, finds impossible to understand.

Her obvious poverty is so embarrassing for the New England elite of her acquaintance that they prefer to imagine scandal in its place. Refusing to accept promotion, but asking, all. Complete summary of Christina Stead's The Puzzleheaded Girl.

eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Puzzleheaded Girl. In The Puzzleheaded Girl, made up of four thematically linked novellas, Stead’s unsurpassable skills of observation and social critique are on full display. Christina Stead was born in in Sydney.

Stead’s first books, The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney, were published in to positive reviews in England and the United Brand: The Text Publishing Company. The puzzleheaded girl of the title novella, Honor Lawrence, is a young New York filing clerk whose motives her mentor, Augustus Debrett, finds impossible to understand.

Her obvious poverty is so embarrassing for the New England elite of her acquaintance /5(1). 'The Puzzleheaded Girl' by Christina Stead is the first of four short stories collected under its title in the Text Classics edition published late last year. (The blurb calls them novellas, but at 55 pages, IMO it's a short story).

According to Fiona Wright, who wrote the introduction, it was first published inand she notes that this. In The Puzzleheaded Girl, made up of four thematically linked novellas, Stead's unsurpassable skills of observation and social critique are on full display.

Christina Stead was born in in Sydney. Stead's first books, The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney, were published in to positive reviews in England and the United States. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ; London: Secker & Warburg,   'Girl from the Beach' by Christina Stead is the last of four short stories collected under the title 'The Puzzleheaded Girl' in the Text Classics edition published late last year, and IMO the most interesting of them.

(The blurb calls them novellas, but at 70 pages, I think that 'Girl from the Beach' is a short story, even if is separated. The Puzzleheaded Girl (first published in ) is a collection of four novellas: The Puzzleheaded Girl, The Dianas, The Rightangled Creek and Girl from the Beach.

The puzzleheaded girl of the title novella, Honor Lawrence, is a young New York filing clerk whose motives her mentor, Augustus Debrett, finds impossible to : when Fisher told Debrett that a girl was waiting for an in-terview.

They still needed a filing clerk. One of the typists, a boyish girl named Charlotte and called Sharlie, went out to look her over. A young seventeen, perhaps, dressed like a poor schoolgirl, she sat reading a small book, her light brown hair over her plain, grave face.

The Puzzleheaded Girl Author: Christina Stead Product Details: ISBN: Format: Paperback Pages: Dims (mm): x Pub Date: The Beauties and Furies () is a novel by Australian writer Christina Stead. Story outline. In Elvira Western is married to the solid, but boring, Paul.

"In her latest book the author shows a definite tendency to develop an artificial style, a tendency which made Its appearance in her second : Christina Stead. Define puzzleheaded. puzzleheaded synonyms, puzzleheaded pronunciation, puzzleheaded translation, English dictionary definition of puzzleheaded.

adj confused. and her novella, "The Rightangled Creek," which appeared in the collection, The Puzzleheaded Girl (), draws on. Love Wins, Hillbilly Elegy and Puzzleheaded Girl reviewed.

this book about one man’s battle to change the law is a timely reminder of just how much marriage equality matters to those Author: Nicole Abadee.Discussion of themes and motifs in Christina Stead's The Puzzleheaded Girl.

eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of The Puzzleheaded Girl so you can excel on your essay or.Christina Stead (17 July – 31 March ) was an Australian novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations.

Christina Stead was a committed Marxist, although she was never a member of the Communist Party. She spent much of her life outside Australia, although she returned before her e awards: Patrick White Award.