All Our Worldly Goods (Paperback)

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In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures IrEne NEmirovsky's masterpiece "Suite FranCaise." Set in France between 1910 and 1940 and first published in France in 1947, five years after the author's death, "All Our Worldly Goods "is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed lovers. Pierre and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and his grandfather, the tyrannical family patriarch. Their marriage provokes a family feud that cascades down the generations. This brilliant novel is full of drama, heartbreak, and the telling observations that have made NEmirovsky's work so beloved and admired.

About the Author


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Praise For…


“Extraordinary.”
—A.S. Byatt, The Guardian

“A slender, elegant book which displays an unbroken respect for the resilience of the human spirit.”
The Daily Mail
 
“Poignant. . . . A delicate and subtle study of lives swept up by forces beyond their control or understanding.”
The Telegraph
 
“A remarkable novel. . . . Némirovsky’s voice, compassionate yet always shrewd, with its sharp portrait of France at war and during the optimistic and confused twenties and early thirties, is always distinctive.”
Literary Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307743299
ISBN-10: 0307743292
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: English