A charmed circle

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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A charmed circle est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 12.26133. Il comporte 570692 caractères et 114202 mots dont 9314 différents.

A charmed circle introduit un nombre significatif de protagonistes évoluant dans une fiction aux contours géographiques identifiables.

A charmed circle, publiée pour la première fois en 1929, est une œuvre signée Helen Ferguson. Elle a été éditée à 3 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2000.

Anna Kavan is now regarded as one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. An early novel, A Charmed Circle foreshadows her later development. It is the story of a family marooned in a country house near an ugly, expanding manufacturing town of the 1920's. The atmosphere of the house is heavy with repression, hostility and revolt, and is darkened by the sinister influence of the father, whose warped nature dominates the lives of his wife, daughters and son. The struggles of the young people to escape from this malign environment, their desperate search for self-expression and freedom, and their apparent successes point only to the inevitable triumph of temperament and upbringing, and leave them enclosed in a charmed circle of their limitations. With a masterly touch, Kavan contrasts the English countryside with the brittle London life of the era. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1994).

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A charmed circle

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old ladies
get away
said Beryl
bad temper
glanced round
young man
Molly Aguilar
Old Vicarage
Alton House
would never
two girls
certain amount
Miss Aguilar
good deal
long time
Misses Newsom
five minutes
wondered whether
lime tree
church clock

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Doctor Deane
Mrs Deane
Ronald Deane
Will Trenchard
Olive Deane
Beryl Deane
Molly Maguilar

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570692

stats#has diversity indice

12.26133

stats#has unique word count

9314

stats#has word count

114202

coverage

1920
Hannington
London
Old Vicarage

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description

Anna Kavan is now regarded as one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. An early novel, A Charmed Circle foreshadows her later development. It is the story of a family marooned in a country house near an ugly, expanding manufacturing town of the 1920's. The atmosphere of the house is heavy with repression, hostility and revolt, and is darkened by the sinister influence of the father, whose warped nature dominates the lives of his wife, daughters and son. The struggles of the young people to escape from this malign environment, their desperate search for self-expression and freedom, and their apparent successes point only to the inevitable triumph of temperament and upbringing, and leave them enclosed in a charmed circle of their limitations. With a masterly touch, Kavan contrasts the English countryside with the brittle London life of the era. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1994).

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domestic fiction

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A charmed circle

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A charmed circle (2000)
A charmed circle (1994)
A charmed circle (1929)