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by Daniele Varè


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I bought this book because I have appreciated for many years Varè's autobiography, " The Laughing Diplomat". However, "The Maker of Heavenly Trousers" does not live up to the author's previous reputation as a witty and observant diplomat.

I bought this book because I have appreciated for many years Varè's autobiography, " The Laughing Diplomat".

Varè put the book together from some earlier sketches and stories written in Italian - and that's pretty much how . Despite its title, The Maker Of Heavenly Trousers is not elegantly tailored

Varè put the book together from some earlier sketches and stories written in Italian - and that's pretty much how it reads. Despite its title, The Maker Of Heavenly Trousers is not elegantly tailored. All the more surprising, therefore, to see it recently republished in Penguin Modern Classics. The book has its charms - but they are fe. .

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When a foreign bachelor living in Peking's Chinese quarter finds himself guardian to the young daughter of an Italian railway worker he discovers another side of life. As the girl grows up, his feelings for her change and he must compete for her attention with a motley cast of characters, including an enigmatic former mistress of Rasputin, a flamboyant American fashion designer, and an English millionaire.

The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Penguin Modern Classics): ISBN 9780143208105 (978-0-14-320810-5) Softcover, Penguin Books China, 2013. The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Black Swan). ISBN 9780552992404 (978-0-552-99240-4) Softcover, Corgi, 1986.

Серия: "Modern Classics". Varè -, Daniele, italienischer Schriftsteller, Rom 12. 1. 1880, ✝ ebenda 27. 2. 1956; Diplomat (u. a. Gesandter in London, Peking, Kopenhagen); erfolgreich als Verfasser unterhaltsamer Erzählungen und Romane, v. aus China. When a foreign bachelor living in Peking's Chinese quarter finds himself guardian to the young daughter of an Italian railway worker he discovers another side of life.

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Varè spent his early years in the UK, returning to Italy with his Scottish mother at.The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Modern Classics e.

Varè spent his early years in the UK, returning to Italy with his Scottish mother at the age of 11. His mother had met Giambattista in Rome in 1872 and married him in 1873. Young Danielle entered the Italian Diplomatic Service in 1907 and was first assigned to China in 1912. In 1909 he had married Elizabeth Bettina Chalmers of Aldbar in London. He returned as Italian Minister (Ambassador) to the Republican Government in China between 1927 and 1931. Penguin Modern Classics.

A Peking love story first published in 1935, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers tells the story of an unnamed foreign bachelor who lives in a courtyard dwelling alone but for the Five Virtues, the nickname for a family of mischievous Chinese servants who run his household as they please.

Comments: (2)

Mr.Savik
Years ago, this was mentioned in Noel Perrin's Rediscoveries column in the Washington Post Book Review. I was intrigued by the description, kept it on a list and when I reviewed the list recently, found it on the Kindle. Marvelous story set in 1920s China. Might be a little too fairytaleish for some folk but I found it delightful. Just as Noel Perrin described it.
Shakar
Excellent writing.beautiful English, full of humours, observant, informative.
The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (Penguin Modern Classics) download epub
Contemporary
Author: Daniele Varè
ISBN: 0143208101
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books China; UK ed. edition (May 1, 2013)
Pages: 240 pages