Let me alone

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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Let me alone est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 10.47728. Il comporte 513532 caractères et 105852 mots dont 10103 différents.

Let me alone introduit un nombre significatif de protagonistes évoluant dans une fiction aux contours géographiques identifiables.

Let me alone, publiée pour la première fois en 1930, est une œuvre signée Helen Ferguson. Elle a été éditée à 4 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 1993.

Anna Kavan's reputation is escalating internationally, and translations of her books are appearing in many languages. This early novel is therefore of especial interest, as an account of personal stresses which she was later to use and develop in more subjective and experimental ways. Indeed, it was the name of the central character of Let Me Alone that the author chose when she changed her name as a writer (and her personal identity) from Helen Ferguson to Anna Kavan. Anna's mother dies in childbirth and she is brought up by her father and a governess, in a remote Pyrenean village. When she is thirteen, her father shoots himself. She is adopted by a rich, beautiful and ruthless aunt, who relegates her to a boarding school. There she first becomes attached to the headmistress, Rachel, who takes a possessive interest in the unusual and attractive girl, and then to a fellow-pupil, Sidney Reeve. This girl prises Anna away from Rachel, but is finally supplanted in Anna's affections by another girl, Catherine. Leaving school, Anna is made to feel unwanted by her aunt, who forces her into a loveless marriage. She comes to detest her husband and his bourgeois family, but cannot break away and accompanies him to Burma. There, in an exotic setting described with Lawrentian intensity, the story reaches its climax. Sharp characterization combines with fine descriptive writing, especially of the Burmese countryside. In addition to is literary interest, the book evokes life in England and is colonies from the early years of the century through the period following the First World War. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1974).

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   _:james      foaf:name           "James Forrester" .
   _:lise       foaf:name           "Lise" .
   _:nurse      foaf:name           "Miss Wilson" .
   _:lauretta   foaf:name           "Lauretta" .
   _:heyward    foaf:name           "Heyward Bland" .
   _:rachel     foaf:name           "Rachel Fielding" .
   _:sidney     foaf:name           "Sidney" .
   _:catherine  foaf:name           "Catherine Howard" .
   _:matthew    foaf:name           "Matthew Kavan" .
   _:annak      foaf:name           "Anna Kavan" .


   _:anna       bio:father          _:james .
   _:james      bio:Marriage        _:lise .
   _:lise       rel:mother          _:anna .
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   _:lise       bio:Death           _:lise .

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   _:lauretta   rel:parentOf        _:anna ;
                rel:spouseOf        _:heyward .
   _:anna       rel:livesWith       _:lauretta .



   _:rachel     rel:acquaintanceOf  _:lauretta .
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   _:anna       rel:hasMet          _:catherine ;
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                bio:Dismissal       _:anna .



   _:anna       rel:livesWith       _:lauretta .
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                bio:Marriage        _:matthew .
   _:matthew    bio:Promotion       _:promotion .
   _:promotion  dc:title            "Prise de poste à Rangoon" ;
                bio:Place           "Rangoon" .
   _:anna       bio:initiatingEvent _:annak ;
                bio:NameChange      _:annak .

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Let me alone

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Port Said
said Anna
good deal
get away
James Forrester
would never
grey eyes
could see
Blue Hills
one another
Miss Wilson
River House
Rachel Fielding
young man
blue eyes
Anna felt
far away
long time
hazel eyes
Heyward Bland

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Sidney Reeve
Matthew Kavan
Anna Kavan
Lauretta Bland
James Forrester
Heyward Bland
Rachel Fielding
Lise Forrester
Miss Wilson
Catherine Howard

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513532

stats#has diversity indice

10.47728

stats#has unique word count

10103

stats#has word count

105852

coverage

Oxford
Pyrenees
London
Rangoon
Port Said
Blue Hills
1920-1930
River House

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http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

description

Anna Kavan's reputation is escalating internationally, and translations of her books are appearing in many languages. This early novel is therefore of especial interest, as an account of personal stresses which she was later to use and develop in more subjective and experimental ways. Indeed, it was the name of the central character of Let Me Alone that the author chose when she changed her name as a writer (and her personal identity) from Helen Ferguson to Anna Kavan. Anna's mother dies in childbirth and she is brought up by her father and a governess, in a remote Pyrenean village. When she is thirteen, her father shoots himself. She is adopted by a rich, beautiful and ruthless aunt, who relegates her to a boarding school. There she first becomes attached to the headmistress, Rachel, who takes a possessive interest in the unusual and attractive girl, and then to a fellow-pupil, Sidney Reeve. This girl prises Anna away from Rachel, but is finally supplanted in Anna's affections by another girl, Catherine. Leaving school, Anna is made to feel unwanted by her aunt, who forces her into a loveless marriage. She comes to detest her husband and his bourgeois family, but cannot break away and accompanies him to Burma. There, in an exotic setting described with Lawrentian intensity, the story reaches its climax. Sharp characterization combines with fine descriptive writing, especially of the Burmese countryside. In addition to is literary interest, the book evokes life in England and is colonies from the early years of the century through the period following the First World War. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1974).

subject

autobiographical
First World War
bildungsroman
female emancipation
colonialism

title

Let me alone

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work manifested

Let me alone: A novel (1974)
Let me alone (1930)
Laissez-moi ma solitude (1993)
Laissez-moi ma solitude (1981)