Stella Gibbons





Stella Gibbons

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born
in London, The United Kingdom
January 05, 1902

died
December 19, 1989

gender
female

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Stella Dorothea Gibbons was an English novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer.

Her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm, won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize for 1933. A satire and parody of the pessimistic ruralism of Thomas Hardy, his followers and especially Precious Bain by Mary Webb -the "loam and lovechild" genre, as some called it, Cold Comfort Farm introduces a self-confident young woman, quite self-consciously modern, pragmatic and optimistic, into the grim, fate-bound and dark rural scene those novelists tended to portray.


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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 20,976 ratings — published 1932 — 54 editions
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3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 1946 — 5 editions
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1940 — 11 editions
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Conference At Cold Comfort ...
3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1949 — 8 editions
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3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1948 — 3 editions
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1956 — 3 editions
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1934 — 5 editions
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More books by Stella Gibbons…
“One of the disadvantages of almost universal education was the fact that all kinds of persons acquired a familiarity with one's favorite writers. It gave one a curious feeling; it was like seeing a drunken stranger wrapped in one's dressing gown.”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm

“I saw something nasty in the woodshed.”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm

“Well, when I am fifty-three or so I would like to write a novel as good as Persuasion but with a modern setting, of course. For the next thirty years or so I shall be collecting material for it. If anyone asks me what I work at, I shall say, 'Collecting material'. No one can object to that.”
Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm

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