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The Shrimp and the Anemone : FF Classics - L.P. Hartley

The Shrimp and the Anemone

FF Classics

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2000
ISBN: 9780571203826
Number Of Pages: 240

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There is a delicious irony and humour in this Jamesian story about Eustace and Hilda, an Edwardian brother and sister, with its famous opening scene as nine-year-old Eustace watches an anemone devour a shrimp in a tidepool among the rocks on a Norfolk beach during the summer holidays. A shadow begins to be cast over the children's innocent conversations and gaucherie, revealing their anxieties about themselves, and the constraints of their cosseted lives, as the outside world - of other children, dancing lessons, adults, illness, funerals, money, excursions in landaus, future schools - impinges in Eustace and Hilda's intimacies and fantasies.

ISBN: 9780571203826
ISBN-10: 0571203825
Series: FF Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 3rd April 2000
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1

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