It is, as lucy ellmann writes in her afterword a richlyformed examination of womanhood, conducted with almost unbroken tenderness. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Judith rossner, a novelist who used crisp, piercing prose to tell of women pushed to often grotesque extremes, most famously in her 1975 book looking. In almost all of them, starting with to the precipice in 1966 and continuing through august in 1983, the story opens with the protagonists admission that the choices she has made, or not made, in life have been painfully wrong. If a book is not exceptionally good, i usually do not finish it. Goodbar, based on an actual new york city murder, tells the story of a catholicschool teacher who seeks.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Emmeline by judith rossner published by persephone books. A lifelong new yorker, her books centered around the themes of urban alienation and gender relations. Read emmeline by judith rossner available from rakuten kobo. Goodbara haunting tale of forbidden love set against th. In just a few words judith rossner shows the stark reality of poverty. Emmeline is one of the best novels of fiction i have ever read. Pickers first opera, commissioned by the santa fe opera company and premiered in 1996. Emmeline isbn 9781476774848 pdf epub judith rossner.
Within the austere severity of her precivil war new england setting, rossneras in looking for. Simply brit shipped with premium postal service within 24 hours from the uk with impressive delivery time. Postponed to 202122 learn more about emmeline postponement. Emmeline 1980 was inspired by a story of a 19thcentury girl made pregnant by her employer. Emmeline is the eldest of nine surviving children, three having died. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in australia. Judith perelman rossner was an american novelist, best known for her 1975 novel looking for mr. Her mother is thirtyone, and is still nursing the youngest. Emmeline by judith rossner book cover, description, publication history. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read looking for mr. Emmeline by judith rossner 1998, paperback for sale.
Goodbar, which was inspired by the murder of roseann quinn and examined the underside of the seventies sexual liberation movement. I read it because i knew judith rossner was a good author, but was astounded at how this book kept my interest. Judith rossners novels are concerned with women and relationships. See all books authored by judith rossner, including looking for mr.
Judith rossner books list of books by author judith rossner. Only years later, when 34yearold emmeline marries hannahs son michael, will the secret emerge. In 1979, rossner married journalist mordecai persky born 1931. It is about thirteenyearold emmeline mosher, who leaves her home in fayette in maine and goes to work in the mills at lowell in massachusetts.
Her most famous novel waiting for mr goodbar 4 million copies sold, her best being emmeline, although it has not been in print since it was first published in 1980. This is the story of emmeline mosher, who, before her fourteenth birthday, was sent from her home on a farm in maine to support her family by working in a cotton mill in massachusetts. Emmeline by judith rossner 1991, paperback for sale. Emmeline by judith rossner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
The story of emmeline mosher, who, before her 14th birthday, was sent from her. Her most famous novel waiting for mr goodbar 4 million copies sold, her best. Emmeline ebook by judith rossner official publisher page. Married 1 robert rossner in 1954 divorced 1972, one daughter and one son. So says the female narrator, in to the precipice 1966, the first novel by judith rossner, who has died aged 70. The story is a fictionalized account of the life of emeline bachelder gurney. In judith rossner s skillful hands, this morality tale is spun with a simplicity and honesty that resonates with the reader long after the book is closed. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Judith rossner sits curled in a puddle of sunlight, an improbable prophet of gloom. As an innocent young girl of years, she leaves her poor farm. Judith rossner burrows deep into her secondrow seat and tries to hide.
The story of emmeline mosher, who, before her 14th birthday, was sent from her home on a farm in maine to support her family by working in a cotton mill in massachusetts. Thus it seems that judith rossner based this book on a true story she heard about an emeline. Her only novel with a noncontemporary setting, the book was based on the life of a historical maine woman, emmeline mosher, who at 14 is sent from her home to take a job in a textile mill in order to support her impoverished family. Judith rossner 19352005 was an american novelist, most famous for the bestseller, looking for mr. Emmeline by judith rossner overdrive rakuten overdrive. Her most famous novel was waiting for mr goodbar four million copies sold, her best was emmeline, although, shamefully, it has not been in print since it was first published. Judith rossner 1935 2005 was an american novelist, most famous for the bestseller, looking for mr. Her most famous novel was waiting for mr goodbar four million copies sold, her. Emmeline mosher is sent from her parents maine farm to the mills of lowell. July 24, 1983, sunday, late city final edition section 7. Emmeline is persephone book number 123, reissued by persephone in 2017, its an american historical novel first published in 1980, by the. The author of emmeline was the new york writer judith rossner 19352005.
Goodbar, the story of a desperate young girl thrust into one of america. Goodbar and six other novels of heartsick marriages and. Emmeline is a haunting book, and one that i can certainly never forget. Goodbara haunting tale of forbidden love set against the backdrop of the american industrial revolution.
The story of emmeline mosher, who, before her 14th birthday, was sent from. Tulsa opera presents worldrenowned composer and artistic director tobias pickers emmeline in a new production set across the 1930s and 1950s based on a true story and the book emmeline by judith rossner, the opera tells the story of an american teenager who is forced to give her illegitimate child up for adoption, only to fall. Judith rossner, together again the washington post. Buy emmeline by judith rossner, in very good condition. Based on the book emmeline by judith rossner with a libretto by. An extraordinary novel from the new york times bestselling author of looking for mr. Her only novel with a noncontemporary setting, the book was based on the life of a. Published in 1980, emmeline details the local legend of a woman who becomes ostracized by everyone in her. In judith rossners skillful hands, this morality tale is spun with a simplicity and honesty that resonates with the reader long after the book is closed.
From the new york times bestselling author of looking for mr. Emmeline by judith rossner, 9780224018845, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Rossner makes something fresh and stately out of the historicalnovel frameworkwith measured prose, a cool and spare landscape, the chorus of. Published in 1980, emmeline details the local legend of a woman who becomes ostracized by everyone in her hometown in maine after a shocking, longheld secret becomes public. A new yorker who wrote 10 diverse novels, including the definitive story of female urban alienation, looking for mr goodbar. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read emmeline. In most cases, rossner employs a firstperson narrative to chronicle her protagonists journey to. The story of emmeline mosher, who, before her 14th birthday, was sent from her home on a farm in maine to support her family by working in a cotton mill in. Goodbar was made into an acclaimed film in 1977, starring diane keaton.1384 722 977 1050 242 1326 418 16 1068 549 1348 1100 1383 1426 1147 67 1421 1362 1367 346 104 564 1540 997 1268 258 444 814 361 939 820 1519 1128 1051 1545 588 699 1114 508 1390 1464 344