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Olivia (Reprint) [BOOK]
Olivia (Reprint) [BOOK]
  • Olivia (Reprint) [BOOK]

Olivia (Reprint) [BOOK]

Format:
BOOK
Genre:
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Media Format:
Paperback
Price: £9.89
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'Perfectly captures the breathless excitement of adolescent passion' Sarah Waters

When Olivia turns sixteen she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself falling under the spell of her beautiful and charismatic teacher. But Madamoiselle Julie's life is not as straightforward as Olivia imagines and the school year is destined to end abruptly in tragedy.

'A remarkable novel which is unique in its presentation of the female mind and emotions in teachers and pupils at a girls' school. It has a strange combination of strength and delicacy.' The Times

Author Bio:

Dorothy Strachey (1865-1960) was the sister of the novelist Lytton Strachey and a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group. She was André Gide's main English translator. Olivia, originally published under a pseudonym, is her only novel.
When Olivia turns 16 she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself falling under the spell of her beautiful & charismatic teacher. But Madamoiselle Julie's life is not as straightforward as Olivia imagines & the school year is destined to end abruptly in tragedy.

Review:

Perfectly captures the breathless excitement of adolescent passion
Sarah Waters

A remarkable novel which is unique in its presentation of the female mind and emotions in teachers and pupils at a girls' school. It has a strange combination of strength and delicacy
The Times

It is the story of an overheated emotional glasshouse, of an awakening and febrile yearnings, of the anguished decoding of tiny signals of intention from the beloved, of fervid alliances and bitter jealousies between two factions of girls, and the falling out of the two teachers they adore, with a shattering conclusion
Guardian

The chapter from Dorothy Strachey's Olivia, which deals with the well-worn topic of a schoolgirl's love for her teacher, seems fresh and beautifully done
Sunday Times - Julie Burchill

A narrative of sheer emotion... Olivia achieves the purity of classic tragedy
New York Times Book Review
Author
Dorothy Bussy
Format
BOOK
Country
United Kingdom
Series
Vintage classics
Genre
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Publication Date
05 Jun 2008
ISBN
0099511886
Dewey Code
823.914 (edition:22)
Languange
English
Edition
Reprint
Pre-order
No
Media Format
Paperback
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