Originally published in France as Les biens de ce monde in 1947.
|Statement||Irène Némirovsky ; translated from the French by Sandra Smith|
|Contributions||Smith, Sandra, 1949-|
|LC Classifications||PQ2627.E4 B5413 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2010042516|
About All Our Worldly Goods. In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpieceSuite in France between and and first published in France in , five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents. To order All Our Worldly Goods for £ with free UK p&p call Guardian book service on • This article was amended on 5 June In . In haunting ways, this gorgeous novel prefigures Irène Némirovsky’s masterpiece Suite in France between and and first published in France in , five years after the author’s death, All Our Worldly Goods is a gripping story of war, family life and star-crossed and Agnes marry for love against the wishes of his parents and his grandfather, the Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. All Our Worldly Goods spans three decades, from to , and centers on what is essentially a factory town, Saint-Elme. The factory, Hardelot Paper Mills, is a family firm -- but old man Hardelot is paternalistic towards the whole community, which he controls with an iron fist.
This book is a little treasure. Not a page turner, which I did not expect anyway, but it allows the reader to experience how tragic life can be living through one war and then the 2nd one, knowing what is coming. out of 5 stars all our worldly goods. June 1, Format: Paperback Verified Purchase/5. ALL OUR WORLDLY GOODS seems as much a tale about economics and human psychology as it is a story of war. This war story, however, as tangential as it might seem, is very vivid and emotional. Readers are not likely to ever forget the story within the pages of this amazing and significant book. All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky Chatto & Windus, pp. CLR [rating] In Memory of Lost Things. How might we doubt that any long dead, wholly-forgotten writer, who has re-emerged and within a few short years risen to a second round of best-sellerdom with three newly-discovered novels is a truly remarkable craftsman? All Our Worldly Goods is about love: forbidden love, married love, unrequited love, the love of parents for their children, of people for their homes, of citizens for their country. The title in French – almost impossible to translate with all its nuances – manages to encapsulate both the spiritual and material aspects of ‘les biens 4/5(32).
A collection of never-before-translated stories by the best-selling author of Suite Française, this is a gorgeous, gemlike volume with the same attention to detail that won Irène Némirovsky so many n between and , these 10 stories mine the same terrain as her best-selling novels. This turbulent personal history can’t be detected in “All Our Worldly Goods,” a stately, tender and wry novel that upholds the honor of rural France as it follows three generations of a Author: Liesl Schillinger. Read without knowledge of Némirovsky's own story, All Our Worldly Goods would be a delicate and subtle study of lives swept up by forces beyond their control or understanding. Ultimately uplifting, All Our Worldly Goods is a novel that is hard to put down, with an extremely valuable message. If you are looking for an introduction to the works of Irene Nemirovsky, this novel is .