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  • Violet wells

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFAll the Penelope Fitzgerald novels I've read have been uirky but this is probably the most uirky of all It's about an Italian marriage between an aristocratic girl and a low born neurologist from rural southern Italy Chiara descends from a family of midgets and the first chapter a masterpiece of surrealism takes us back to Renaissance Tuscany when the family go to extreme lengths to protect their beloved daughter from the knowledge of her genetic anomaly she's not allowed to leave the estate and everyone employed there is also a midget Unfortunately the daughter's companion begins to grow and a macabre solution is found This story becomes the lynchpin of the f


  • Kalliope

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFSIZE or SIZING MATTERS This was a peculiar reading I was immediately and engagingly drawn in But how could I not be an art buff given that it starts in the Florence of the 16C in the fictional villa La Ricordanza but with a direct reference to a non fictional villa the Valmarana ai Nani in the vicinity of Vicenza and which still looms in my memories with all its pastel coloured frescoes The house of dwarfsSizes in the Ricordanza have somewhat increased and distortions smoothed out since the family who lived in the Florentine villa we are explained was one of midgets Midgets in difference to dwarfs are smaller than standard but keep proportions regular After such an engaging but unexpectedly cruel beginning the novel jumps to the Florence of the 1950s and the plot develops when the midgets have gained their full size along their centuries And this it does under the shadow of Antonio Gramsci’s ghost in the grey tones of a


  • Jean-Luke

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFSurely one of the most delightful books in existence The literary euivalent of a Lasse Hallström film What's Eating Gilbert Grape The Cider House Rules The Hundred Foot Journey all coincidentally based on books The humor is gentle rather than zany as in some of her work and you are left feeling like you've just sat through Notting Hill though I have a friend who hates Notting Hill and this would totally put her off reading this book Don't be like that friend even if I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her makes you roll


  • Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFF is for FitzgeraldThis novel was horrible And I thought maybe it was a case of it's not you its me But no It's the book It's definitely the book Not my cuppa at all and honestly I can't think of a single friend of mine who would like the book eitherI have no idea how to even write a review for this because I can't even say what it's about The characters were completely one dimensional the writing was seriously odd and alienating and I didn't understand anything about it At first it reminded me of Jane Austen set in post WWII Florence but Jane's novels were full of wit and satire and lovely characters whose love unfolded slowly and perfectly These characters and their stories were just a big hot mess And not in a good wayThe main focus of the book was the Ridolfi family a no


  • Issicratea

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFThis is the first novel by Penelope Fitzgerald I have read but I’m sure that it won’t be the last She’s uite distinctive and appealing even on this slight acuaintance wry ironic light of touch capable of the unexpected refreshingly prepared to leave ends untied One odd thing about reading Fitzgerald is that her writing has a built in sense of anachronism if this novel is anything to go by She was born in 1916 hardly than a decade after writers like Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford with both of whom her style and tone has some affinities; yet she started writing famously late in the mid to late 1970s when she was in her early 60s Her first novel The Golden Child was publi


  • Kirsty

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFI sadly only have a couple of the wonderful Penelope Fitzgerald's novels left to read and a few of her non fiction books I purchased Innocence 1986 several months ago but chose to leave it on my to read shelf as a special treat to snuggle down with rather than immediately rushing into it and then having to wait an age to find her outstanding titles I was moderately disappointed by Fitzgerald's Booker Prize winning Offshore but have very much enjoyed the rest of her books to dateAS Byatt calls Innocence 'exuisite' and The Guardian deems it 'Delightful a bubbling and beautiful book' The novel begins in 1955 in Florence and follows the once moneyed Ridolfi family who 'like its decrepit villa and farm has seen better days' The cha


  • Laura McNeal

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFThere may be moments when you'll be tired I mean the kind of tired you get in a museum filled with masterpieces and it's been five hours already and your feet hurt as does that place in the small of your back and you start thinking Oh no not Judith with the head of Holofernes again You may also be afflicted when you're reading the middle third of this book with the kind of tired you feel when you're reading Tolstoy and you can't remember 8 out of ten characters in all their particulars what they did in the last scene to whom they are related w


  • Michael

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFA surprisingly very Italian novel that had me wondering where it was going right to the last page Ms Fitzgerald has a knack for creating flawed but for the most part endearing main characters in her work In Innocence this applies to just about all of the secondary characters as well In fact as the novel progressed I grew to embrace most of these secondary characters who with their faults eccentricities and intentions added warmth and humor to the story Recommended for fans of Ms Fitzgerald although I would not recommend it as an introduction to this author I would suggest either The Bookshop or Offshore to readers who want to give her a try


  • Roberto

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFI told her almost everything about myself Marriage is like the second stage of drunkenness in that respectThere was something really charmingly elusive about this novel which resists being either one thing or another and yet is at heart an old fashioned romance with a lovely Italian feel and setting full of great distinct characters It also fel


  • Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)

    Paperback☆ Innocence eBook ñ innocence kindle, Innocence PDFI've still not ultimately decided whether to award Innocence a three star Good rating or a four star Great rating On the plus side I did enjoy the writing style and there are many instances of dry witty humour that got me smiling Fitzgerald's characters are unusually direct with each other often to the point of downright rudeness and they behave in unexpected ways I particularly liked Barney Cousin Cesare and Aunt Mad who both have strongly drawn mannerisms but I was less appreciative of the two leads Chiara and Dr Rossi who were vague by comparison I think I got a good sense of the Florentine residences and Valsassina from Fitzgerald's inspired descriptionsHowever I definitely did not like that the novel simply stops ins


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