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Patricia Brent, zitella Siamo a Londra, durante la Prima guerra mondiale La giovane Patricia lavora per un personaggio politico dalle scarse capacit e alloggia alla pensione Galvin, presso la quale risiede una variegata comunit che si ritrova ogni sera a cena attorno allo stesso tavolo Un giorno, per caso, la ragazza ascolta una conversazione tra due ospiti che parlano di lei con accenti pietosi, sottolineando come la ragazza non abbia nessuno che la inviti fuori Sentendosi umiliata, in un momento di rabbia Patricia annuncia di aver ricevuto per l indomani un invito al ristorante dal suo fidanzato Nulla di strano, se non fosse che il fidanzato non esiste n si intravede all orizzonte Pensando di essersela cavata con una piccola bugia e un pranzetto solitario, il giorno dopo, giunta al ristorante, si rende conto invece di essersi cacciata in un bel pasticcio, quando nota alcuni ospiti della pensione seduti a un tavolo con l evidente scopo di spiarla Per paura di essere scoperta, Patricia si avvicina a un giovane ufficiale chiedendogli di aiutarla a tenere il gioco cos che fa la conoscenza di Lord Peter Bowen, ed da l che prende il via una divertente, raffinata e modernissima commedia degli equivoci il giovane, infatti, non si limita a sostenerla nella messinscena al ristorante ma, con il passare dei giorni, si fa sempre pi insistente perch il fidanzamento si concretizzi, tra lo sgomento di Patricia e molti, spassosi malintesi Pubblicato per la prima volta in Inghilterra nel , questo romantico e brillante romanzo ebbe un tale successo commerciale da essere trasposto in una versione cinematografica, e ha conosciuto una duratura fortuna editoriale che lo vede tuttora ristampato


About the Author: Herbert Jenkins

Herbert George Jenkins 1876 8 June 1923 was a British writer and the owner of the publishing company Herbert Jenkins Ltd which published many of P.G Wodehouse s novels.



10 thoughts on “Patricia Brent, zitella

  1. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    3.5 stars This is a witty, somewhat fluffy British romance written in 1918 There s a meet cute Patricia Brent, a secretary in her twenties, lives in a boarding house with a bunch of rather catty gossips One night she overhears a couple of them snidely commenting on her lack of dates Incensed, she announces that sh


  2. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    A cute romance It s set in the early 1900 s so we have to look past all the sexism Besides you can t smack a fictional character upside the head no matter how much we want I assume the author was trying to bring up her intense pride as a barrier to her romance with the handsome and sweet young lord But he brought her acr


  3. Tweety Tweety says:

    Just what I needed to get out of a reading slump This book was delightful Patricia Brent little knew that when she announced to her nosey neighbors she was engaged, that they would spy on her to see if it was really so Dreading them finding out her lie she grabs the first man in uniform she sees at a restaurant and pulls him in


  4. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    I enjoyed this book a great deal despite it showing its age occasionally Written in 1918, it s the story of a woman well on the road to spinsterhood who steps off that road in a fit of pique and catches the eye of a wonderful young man who has a hard time taking no for an answer The story is charming and the characters are fun and dyn


  5. Mela Mela says:

    I really like this book and I have given it five stars because of 1 the humor in witty conversations and funny characters well chosen Circumstances might alter, thrones totter, but Miss Brent s decisions would remain unshakenwe women are all as unreasonable as the Income Tax 2 a charming love story She put her cool hands to her hot cheeks, w


  6. Alisha Alisha says:

    I couldn t help but make connections between this Lord Peter and thefamous one created by Dorothy Sayers The comparisons were entirely favorable Intelligent, kind, persistent, recognized as different by other members of their class these were some of the qualities that the two Peters share.This book is set during World War I in London Interestingly


  7. Melindam Melindam says:

    Enjoyable, fluffy and short comedy of errors from 1918 almost a 100 year old It can be downloaded free from Project Gutenberg and is still a kindle freebie onEnjoyable, fluffy and short comedy of errors from 1918 almost a 100 year old It can be downloaded free from Project Gutenberg and is still a kindle freebie on


  8. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    I feel like a Scrooge giving this three stars when my friends liked it so much , but the truth is, Patricia annoyed me to the point where I didn t see what Bowen could possibly see in her I think I was taking it all too seriously when it was supposed to be a farce but I guess that s my current mood Diets are no good for anyone I do think that in the hands of Aud


  9. Mo Mo says:

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable read I think that I am on a kick to read someof these older novels This was my second one in a row and I m going to look for another one to start No sex, no violence, no swearing just pleasant characters that I can enjoy spending some time with.I became curious when I got to the end of the book and saw a list of novels entitled Herbert J


  10. Ali Ali says:

    Every now and then a book comes along that is s true surprise and joy A book you want to tell everyone about, Patricia Brent, Spinster is such a one for me I really shouldn t have been surprised that this was such a delight, having first heard about it from Stuckinabook and immediately going in search of a copy of it I was delighted therefore, when my cheap, ex library editio


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