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An Unsuitable Attachment, now that it is finally before us, clearly belongs to Barbara Pym's first and principal group . When An Unsuitable Attachment came in it received unfavourable reports

An Unsuitable Attachment, now that it is finally before us, clearly belongs to Barbara Pym's first and principal group of novels by reason of its undiminished high spirits. For although the technique and properties of her last books were much the same, there was a sombreness about them indicative of the changes that had come to her and her world in fifteen years' enforced silence. When An Unsuitable Attachment came in it received unfavourable reports. Indeed they must have been very unfavourable for us to decide to reject a new manuscript by an author for whom we had published several books.

Barbara Pym. Unsuitable romance is the theme of this wickedly comedic novel. This elegant novel will keep readers enthralled as unsuitable and suitable attachments unfold An Unsuitable Attachment is such a book. History & Fiction. A series of entanglements brings together an odd assortment of characters - clergymen, university dons, naive students, and academic hangers-on - with hilarious results. History & Fiction, Humor.

Why should the book have opened at that poem? All the same he had been rather cagey about Ianthe Broome, not saying who . A Very Private Eye: The Diaries, Letters and Notebooks of Barbara Pym. An Unsuitable Attachment.

Why should the book have opened at that poem? All the same he had been rather cagey about Ianthe Broome, not saying who it was that had brought the oxtail. I must be subtler than that, Penelope thought-just bringing food won't be enough.

I sent my novel to Cape last week,' Barbara Pym wrote to me in February 1963. Barbara Pym was then in her fiftieth year

I sent my novel to Cape last week,' Barbara Pym wrote to me in February 1963. It is called (at present) An Unsuitable Attachment. It was her seventh, 'which seems a significant number'. The significance was to prove greater than she could have ever imagined. Barbara Pym was then in her fiftieth year.

An Unsuitable Attachment is a novel by Barbara Pym, written in 1963 and published posthumously in 1982. This novel is notable as being the first of Pym's novels to be rejected by publishers after she had established herself as a novelist

An Unsuitable Attachment is a novel by Barbara Pym, written in 1963 and published posthumously in 1982. This novel is notable as being the first of Pym's novels to be rejected by publishers after she had established herself as a novelist. The book was originally rejected by Cape, who had published Pym's first six novels

An Unsuitable Attachment book. In troping the 'unsuitable' in this novel, Pym reveals how much society constrains and dictates people's tastes and behaviors through dialogue and setting.

An Unsuitable Attachment book. In this circumscribed world, defying convention becomes for Ianthe a radical act and one that it seems by the end of the novel may not have negative repercussions but instead is ushering in a newer, better England.

Set in St Basil’s, an undistinguished North London parish, An Unsuitable Attachment is indeed full of the high comedy for which Barbara Pym is famed. There is Mark Ainger, the vicar, who introduces his sermons with remarks like ‘Those of you who are familiar with the church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. His wife Sophia with her cat, ‘I feel sometimes that I can’t reach Faustina as I’ve reached other cats. Rupert Stonebird, anthropologist and eligible bachelor. The well-bred Ianthe Broome who works at the library and forms an unsuitable attachment with a young man there.

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When Barbara Pym died in January 1980, this unpublished novel was found among her papers - written in.

When Barbara Pym died in January 1980, this unpublished novel was found among her papers - written in 1963, at a time when her work was out of fashion. The publication after nineteen years of An Unsuitable Attachment therefore became an important literary event and a source of joy for her many fans. Set in St Basil's, an undistinguished North London parish, An Unsuitable Attachment is indeed full of the high comedy for which she is famed

Barbara Pym. 'I suppose he's got flu now and I'm expected to manage as usual with only half of you here. Suppose I was to get ill, what would happen then?'. I don't know,' said Ianthe meekly

Barbara Pym. I don't know,' said Ianthe meekly sn't happen. But perhaps John's just late. I suppose it could be that, though he isn't usually. Do you think he's satisfactory?'. Mervyn lowered his voice, as if hoping that Ianthe might say something derogatory.

The wonderful thing about Barbara Pym is her ability to take believable characters and have them do such queer things in such a delightful way. Her legacy of seeing slightly askew gave John Updike, Anita Brookner and a whole raft of writers the courage to carry on. An Unsuitable Attachment is set in a parish outside of London. There the novel's "unattached" characters work out a confusing web of matchmaking and forming attachments. A new eligible bachelor in the neighborhood, Rupert Stonebird, finds himself choosing between two very different women. Sophie, the wife of the Vicar of St. Basil, becomes determined to match her sister Penelope with Rubert, a plan that would seem to work well until a graceful and quite suitable Iantha Broome also becomes a member of the community. As Rupert grapples with courting either Penelope or Iantha, Iantha finds herself with two more suitors. This elegant novel will keep readers enthralled as unsuitable and suitable attachments unfold An Unsuitable Attachment is such a book.

Comments: (7)

Rko
This was the first book of Pym’s I just happened to buy at a library book sale. I was enthralled! With her very English characters , subtle humor, and quirky plot, I became an instant fan. Some don’t give this book it’s due, but it is pure Pym and I love it. Also, I like the names she give many of her women, e.g., Ianthe in this novel.
Gogul
AN UNSUITABLE ATTACHMENT might be called the most typical of Barbara Pym's novels, which is a bit surprising because it was one that was famously rejected by her publisher in the mid 1960s, leading to her long spell when she did not publish until she was famously rediscovered over a decade later (and was nominated for the Booker Prize for QUARTET IN AUTUMN). All the types you'll find in other Pym novels--the unmarried woman leaving the bloom of youth doing research or filing work for others; the gentle vicar; his eccentric wife; the preoccupied anthropologist--are present here, and the central questions (as always) center upon marriage and happiness in distressed but genteel circumstances. This is not one of the Pym books that absolutely knocks your socks off for either its humor or its construction, but it's still well crafted and very funny (in Pym's gentle and unsurprising way). There's a great cat that figures as much into the plot as nearly any of the humans, and a splendid and very recognizable set-piece of most of the major characters taking a vacation in Rome where they flirt with one another (always one of the preoccupations of any Pym novel, and probably why she has so often been compared a bit misleadingly to Jane Austen).
LoboThommy
The best of Barbara Pym, which is saying something, I don't have time just now for a deeper review (and it has been a few years since I read it): this is England in 1950 or so, and it shows. But the writing is so fine, the observations so acute with a continued sense of fragility that this reader became entirely enmeshed. A book to keep and re-read.
Wenaiand
One of my most favorite Barbara Pym. Funny, witty, everything that is good about Pym.
Bu
I love just about everything I've ever read by Barbara Pym, and this was no exception. Her insights on relationships are great, and she's also funny in a low-key way.
Waiso
what i wanted
Inertedub
Perhaps my favorite of all Pym's novels for its poignancy, humor, sly social observations, its recognition of social and economic changes going on in England at the time, its wry accounts of workplace interaction, its great treatment of class, the Church, love in its many forms, courtship......A superb comedy of manners......Not cool or brittle, though: Pym loves her characters.
I thoroughly enjoyed chuckling to myself as I read this book! Very understated, very English, and a delight to read.
An Unsuitable Attachment: a novel download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Barbara Pym
ISBN: 155921354X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Moyer Bell and its subsidiaries (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages