Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt The Novel Follows The Travels Of Henry Pulling, A Retired Bank Manager, And His Eccentric Aunt Augusta As They Find Their Way Across Europe, And Eventually Even Further Afield Aunt Augusta Pulls Henry Away From His Quiet Suburban Existence Into A World Of Adventure, Crime And The Highly Unconventional Details Of Her Past. Clever and witty, a character driven novel written in a crisp clean style Fun comes from the interplay between stodgy Henry and his outrageous Aunt Told through Henry s eyes, a cautious man recently retired from banking who never married, whose passion has never extended beyond the growing of dahliasI like to change my clothes as little as possible I suppose some people would say the same of my ideas, the bank had taught me to be wary of whims Contrasted with Aunt Augusta who first appea Clever and witty, a character driven novel written in a crisp clean style Fun comes from the interplay between
One s life isformed, I sometimes think, by books than by human beings it is out of books one learns about love and pain at second hand Even if we have the happy chance to fall in love, it is because we have been conditioned by what we have read Graham Greene, Travels With my AuntHaving only read one other Graham Greene book previously Brighton Rock I wasn t quite sure what to expect from this book It turned out to be a fun and entertaining story about Henry Puling, a very unim One s life isformed, I sometimes think, by books than by human beings it is out of books one learns about love and pain at second hand Even if we have the happy chance to fall in love, it is because we have been conditioned by what we have read Graham Greene, Travels With my AuntHaving only read one other Graham Greene book previously Brighton Rock I wasn t quite sure what to expect from this book It turned out to be a fun and entertaining story about Henry Puling, a very unimaginative, conservativ
and in any case I have a weakness for funerals People are generally seen at their best on these occasions, serious and sober, and optimistic on the subject of personal immortality Graham Greene has at once won my attention with his subtle irony for me it is the best kind of wit.Protagonist and narrator, Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager is a very timorous and highly introvertive man.This is the boy Too many books by too many authors can be confusing, like too many shirts and suits I and in any case I have a weakness for funerals People are generally seen at their best on these occasions, serious and sober, and optimistic on the subject of personal immortality Graham Greene has at once won my attention with his subtle irony for me it is the best kind of wit.Protagonist and narrator, Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager is a very timorous and highly introv
Since some years ago I ve tried to read this seemingly readable Travels With My Aunt but it s a pity I could read nothan 8 10 pages and left it on its stack,than once So last month I decided to read it hoping to enjoy this fiction like his six ones, I ve found his intoxicating entertainment GR synopsis amazing and worth spending my time Like I said somewhere, I started by reading its brief synopsis as an essential overview as well as the one from Wikipedia at Since some years ago I ve tried to read this seemingly readable Travels With My Aunt but it s a pity I could read nothan 8 10 pages and left it on its stack,than once So last month I decided to read it hoping to enjoy this fiction like his six ones, I ve found his intoxicating entertainment GR synopsis amazing and worth spending my time Like I said somewhere, I started by reading its
Travels with My Aunt was my first Graham Greene films don t count Or do they I didn t know which to choose because I didn t have internet access at the time of the big moment The jacket said it was the only book that Greene ever wrote for the fun of it Maybe he had fun I sure as heck didn t Maybe it was the times publication
Somehow I thought this book was going to be a lighthearted romp Funny it was, but in a sad, meditative way as Henry Pulling comes under the influence of his Aunt Augusta Bertram I should have known better Graham Greene is not the romping type That takes a particular kind of character, one which does not look at life with the calm grey eyes of the author of The Heart of the Matter and The Burnt Out Case.Travels With My Aunt is a delightful book one that could easily have gone off in severa Somehow I tho
Definitely funny..but maybe too funny Do you know what I mean Of course I chuckled at lines like these You will never persuade a mouse that a black cat is lucky chapter 5 or I had such a good memory.once chapter 6 or I have never planned anything illegal in my life How could I plan anything of the kind, when I have never read any of the laws and have no idea what they are chapter 7 or A little honest thieving hurts no one And then, It was all very
I found myself to be a ghost returning home, transparent as water Curran wasalive than I was I was almost surprised to see that my image was visible in the glass So says Henry Pulling, a retired English bank manager who has lived life so prudently, safely, carefully and boringly that he comes to realize that he has left no consequential living memory in anyone he s ever met His favorite thing in all the world is tending to his dahlia flower garden and reading dusty volumes of WordsworI found myself to be a ghost returning home, transparent as water Curran wasalive than I was I was almost surprised to see that my image was visible in the glass So says Henry Pulling, a retired English bank manager who has lived life so prudently, safely, carefully and boringly that he comes to realize that he has left no consequential living memory in anyone he s ever met His favorite thing in all the world is tending to his dahlia flower garden and reading dusty volumes of Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott When his mother dies, Pulling is suddenly clued in to a lot of realities about who he really is and what his family was really up to, thanks to a long absent ebulliant aunt, Augusta, who brings Henry up to speed on a good number of the facts of life that the naive naif nephew seems to have missed Aunt Augusta herself has been long absent because she s been spending her life traveling Europe, living and loving and losi
Read years ago and it still stands out as very, very funny So have added it to favourites. Este livro deveria ter um aviso na capa alertando o leitor para os perigos do seu sentido de humor Sem estar de sobreaviso fui olhado por certo como um pobre ser descompensado enquanto em p blico n o conseguia conter as gargalhadas, ainda que n o sonoras, provocavam uma esp cie de ataque convulsivo ao qual alguns n o ficaram indiferentes Henry est no funeral da sua m e quando conhece a sua tia Augusta, e longe est de perceber como esta mulher em breve mudar a sua vida de pernas para o ar D Este livro deveria ter um aviso na capa alertando o leitor para os perigos do seu sentido de humor Sem estar de sobreaviso fui olhado por certo como um pobre ser descompensado enquanto em p blico n o conseguia conter as gargalhadas, ainda que n o sonoras, provocavam uma esp cie de ataque convulsivo ao qual alguns n o ficaram indiferentes Henry est no funeral da sua m e quando conhece a sua tia Augusta, e longe est

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Travels With My Aunt
  • Graham Greene
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 0140032215