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by Michael Fry

  • ISBN: 1840024534
  • Author: Michael Fry
  • ePub ver: 1998 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1998 kb
  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 96
  • Publisher: Oberon Books (April 1, 2005)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
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Young Anne Garland is being wooed by three suitors: John Loveday, a gallant soldier (and trumpet-major), Bob Loveday, his reckless but sexier younger brother and Festus Derriman, the pompous nephew of the local squire, a milos gloriosus figure.

Monologues and Solo Plays. Michael Fry, Thomas Hardy. Young Anne Garland is being wooed by three suitors: John Loveday, a gallant soldier (and trumpet-major), Bob Loveday, his reckless but sexier younger brother and Festus Derriman, the pompous nephew of the local squire, a milos gloriosus figure. With the constant fear of invasion by Napoleon's troops affecting everyone in the small Wessex village in which the action is set, Anne finds her fortunes ever bound up with historical events as she fluctuates between her lovers, before making her surprising final choice. Additional Information.

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Anne has to decide which brother to love John the Trumpet-Major of the title or his sailor brother Bob.

The Trumpet-Major was written in the 1880's coming immediately after Far From the Madding Crowd which was the author's first big literary triumph. This novel follows the lives of regular persons living in a southern England village at the time of the Napoleonic threat of invasion of the British homeland was the talk of the land. Anne has to decide which brother to love John the Trumpet-Major of the title or his sailor brother Bob. The book is filled with history, romance and humor.

The Trumpet-Major is a novel by Thomas Hardy published in 1880, and his only historical novel

The Trumpet-Major is a novel by Thomas Hardy published in 1880, and his only historical novel. It concerns the heroine, Anne Garland, being pursued by three suitors: John Loveday, the eponymous trumpet major in a British regiment, honest and loyal; his brother Bob, a flighty sailor; and Festus Derriman, the cowardly nephew of the local squire. Unusually for a Hardy novel, the ending is not entirely tragic; however, there remains an ominous element in the probable fate of one of the main characters.

Published July 15, 2005 by Oberon Books.

Michael Fry. The Trumpet-Major (Oberon Modern Plays). Are you sure you want to remove The Trumpet-Major (Oberon Modern Plays) from your list? The Trumpet-Major (Oberon Modern Plays). by Fry, Michael, Michael Fry. Published July 15, 2005 by Oberon Books.

Michael Fry is a director, playwright, teacher and executive. The Trumpet-Major play, adapted from Thomas Hardy. He has directed more than 150 productions. Work abroad includes Ireland, Italy, France, Romania, Estonia, Thailand, South Africa and frequently in the United States. His plays and adaptations have been performed throughout England, America and Australasia. Tess of the d'Urbervilles play, adapted from Thomas Hardy.

Playwright Michael Hastings's other plays include For The West (Uganda), Lee Harvey Oswald, Full Frontal and Calico (also published by Oberon). In his career to date he has received an Oscar nomination, an Emmy and an Evening Standard Award.

Oberon Books is a London-based independent publisher of drama texts and books on theatre. The company publishes around 100 titles per year, many of them new plays by new writers. In addition, the list contains a range of titles on theatre studies, acting, writing and dance. Oberon Books was founded by James Hogan in 1985 with a mission to publish the best new dramatic writing.

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Comments (7)

Samugul
Thomas Hardy was a man for all seasons. Born near Dorchester to working folks in 1840 he became an architect, artist, historian and through his great novels and poetry one of the world's greatest authors. The Trumpet-Major was written in the 1880's coming immediately after Far From the Madding Crowd which was the author's first big literary triumph. This novel follows the lives of regular persons living in a southern England village at the time of the Napoleonic threat of invasion of the British homeland was the talk of the land. Anne has to decide which brother to love John the Trumpet-Major of the title or his sailor brother Bob. The book is filled with history, romance and humor. Though minor Hardy this novel is well researched, written and will keep your attention. One quibble; The introductions for these Penguin editions seem to be written for literary scholars as they are difficult to understand for many laypersons. A fine novel by a great novelist.
Ximathewi
Thomas Hardy's historical novel about the Napoleonic threat to Britain in the early Nineteenth Century. The time different, the feeling of impending war, disruption of normal life, and yet human life proceeds, is always contemporary. Just a beautiful story of people that so real you miss them at the end.
spark
I would give any novel Thomas Hardy wrote at least three stars just for his superb language, his historical accuracy, and his enthralling portrait of Wessex. But the characters in this novel just don't compel empathy (e.g. the Festus Derriman character is too decerebrate to take seriously and Anne Garland proves as decisive as the princess bride). At the end of the day, the story is about as effective as Napoleon's invasion of England.
Kalv
A good read for anyone who is a fan of Thomas Hardy. Entertaining read.
unmasked
Love all Thomas Hardy books but this one is taking a long time to get through. I am enjoying it anyway because of his descriptive writing. I can "see" the scenery and people.
Tolrajas
Another gift. I am glad to have a good source for old books.
Shomeshet
Excellent!!!!!
First read Trumpet Major at school 53 years ago. Had difficulty finding it in print so delighted to find it on my Kindle. Hardy is a great author if you can click into his style and the landscapes and people jump from the page....in costume too.

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