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ابنة القس

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  2,551 ratings  ·  176 reviews
نتعرف في هذه الرواية على أورويل الناقد الاجتماعي الذي سخر بمرارة بالغة من المجتمع الطبقي الانكليزي وتقاليده ومن الكنيسة وتعاليمها وطوائفها المتناحرة.

دوروثي (بطلة الرواية), لا تتحمل الواقع الصعب الذي تعيشه في بيت بائس وخرب للكنيسة لا يشاركها فيه سوى أب أرمل وبخيل ألقى عليها بأعباء أعمال البيت والكنيسة ولم يكن لها عون سوى خادمة بلهاء..... تستهلك تلك الأعمال الرتيبة والمملة
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343 pages
Published 2010 by دار نينوى (first published 1935)
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MJ Nicholls
Orwell sharpens his satiric knives in this early novel about Dorothy and her life of perpetual misery living in a backward petit bourgeois town. Capturing the pure hell of ill-bred country folk and hateful religious fustians, Orwell creates a sense of smothering hopelessness as his heroine finds herself among homeless hop-pickers, sweating for twelve hours in fields and sleeping in haylofts, and later working for starvation wages under a tyrannical crone who epitomises the penny-pinching meannes ...more
Edward
A Note on the Text

--A Clergyman's Daughter
Barry Pierce
Orwell wanted this novel destroyed after his death. This and Keep The Aspidistra Flying. Oddly, this and Aspidistra are two of my favourite Orwells. It’s a great little book about class and being down and out and basically it’s really Orwellian. A good old fashioned socialist novel. Orwell tries to emulate Joyce in this novel with a whole chapter being in the dramatic form and I personally think it works but it was one of its main criticism when it was released. It makes me sad that I’m nearly t ...more
Sarah (Presto agitato)
A Clergyman’s Daughter, George Orwell’s second novel, is the story of Dorothy Hare, the uncomplaining daughter of a selfish, demanding rector. She lives a simple life visiting parishioners and tending to her father’s needs until she inexplicably wakes up one day on the London streets with no idea who she is or how she got there, and without a penny to her name.

This rather contrived plot serves as a framework for a series of essay-like episodes laced with Orwell’s characteristic biting social cri
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Eslammohammed
هذه الرواية ليست ف جوهرها كما تبدو أبدااا، من يعرف عالم أورويل جيدا سيتبنى هذا التفسير،،،تعليقى به قدر من الغموض، وكذلك النص أمامنا،،،أورويل ينتقد وبعنف الثنائيات المعهودة اﻹيمان/العدمية، الطبقية/المثالية الإجتماعية، العبودية/الحرية،،، زيف ونفاق بنية المجتمع الكهنوتى/العلمانى،،،
دوروثى تحكى قصتى، قصتك، قصتنا جميعا من نعانى ف داخلنا من طوفان المتناقضات الفكرية والسلوكية، مايجب ومالايجب، أنا أم الناس، الناس أم هو/هى،،، دوروثى هذه المخلصة،الحمقاء،النبيلة،البائسة هى أنا بقدر ف عالم مواز،،،
لن أشير إل
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Abu Hasan
يعرف معظم القراء أورويل من خلال "مزرعة الحيوانات" و"1984" (التي لم أقرأها بعد للأسف)، لذا فإن روايته هذه قد تبدو للوهلة الأولى منتمية لجنس أدبي مغاير، بعدم تطرقها للسياسة تصريحا أو تلميحا؛ غير أنها، بعد مطالعتها، لا تخرج عن الإطار العام لروايتي أورويل الشهيرتين، ألا وهو النقد اللاذع، لكنه هنا نقد للمنظومة الإجتماعية، حيث ينتقد: العائلة، الدين / الكنيسة، الطبقية الإجتماعية، الريف / المدينة، والنظام التعليمي
تعيش بطلة الرواية "دوروثي" في الريف، مع أب أرمل بخيل رجعي متزمت وغير مسؤول، في قرية صغيرة ل
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Ana
full review below!

reading in progress, but i have a couple of minutes for a few ideas i'll develop later on in the review.

- i love this.
- i really love this.
- main character, a believable woman, Dorothy, she's smart, but the smartness is triggered through her liberation from her former life
- the narrative has a few glitches - like, what happened with her memory? i have 50 more pages to go, maybe i'll find out!!
- the use of the adjective "subhuman" reffering to an 11 year old girl's glance to
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Mummy
A book to be avoided at all costs if you like Orwell and want to keep thinking he was such a consistently good writer and storyteller. On the other hand, if you hated 1984 in school and are looking for ammunition against him, this book is it. Plus point: the book is very short.
Ali
رواية جيدة جداً، عند قرائتك لأعمال أورويل تدرك على الفور عمق ما يكتبه ويشير اليه بسخريته المعهودة، في تعرية الواقع وقول البديهي، ربما بداهة الأشياء تخفي عقمها وخداعها، وأورويل يتقن ذلك ببراعة.
يقدم في الفصل الأول لأزمة العلمنة والتدين في المجتمع الإنكليزي، لكن ما طرحه برأيي لا يختص بالمجتمع الإنكليزي إلا بالمسميات، فجوهر الصراع نفسه، أديان تتحلل لطوائف ويندثر الروحاني فيها لتبقى الطقوس، ويظهر بعبقرية صراع الطقوس هذا والسباق المحموم بين الكنائس التي تنتمي إلى طوائف مختلفة في نزعتها للتمسك بالطقسي،
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umberto
This is another novel I read and haven't written any review due to, I think, all urgent work before my full retirement as of September, 2008. In fact, I read it in 2005, that is, nearly 5 years ago after I'd decided to keep reading this one. Of course, this isn't a well-known or famous one since it's George Orwell's first novel, in other words, his literary debut first published in 1935.

In brief, it's a story of a young woman, Dorothy senselessly intimidated by her father, who is tolerant toward
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Brandon
At first I thought I would be disappointed and was disturbed that I could think such a think of an Orwell book. The first chapter was incredibly slow goings; alas, the story became infinitely more interesting. It became more and more intense and dramatic as the narrative went along. By the time I reached the last chapter I was on the proverbial edge of my seat.

[Spoilers 1:]
When Dorothy first revealed that she had lost her faith, I was beyond shocked. I couldn't believe that such a revelation was
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Furqan
This is the first time I’ve read Orwell and even though A Clergyman’s Daughter is not one of his acclaimed works (that reputation being reserved for Animal Farm and 1984) I greatly enjoyed reading this book. 5 stars!

The story is set in 1930s England, at the time of Great Depression, and follows the life of Dorothy Hare, the daughter of a parish Clergyman. Dorothy, bullied by her irascible and complacent father, drudges through her obligatory duties willingly (e.g. doing the domestic chores, ag
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Alexander
I enjoyed this book, though some sections were much better than others. The post-industrial revolution / pre-social reform period was a harrowing one in a lot of countries -- unfettered capitalism is a horrible thing for the masses, as we learned very recently here in the States. Orwell's description of the for-profit, unregulated educational system was both scary and funny.

The book slowed in spots, and his thoughts on faith, though poignant, will be familiar to anyone who's taken a college-leve
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Judy
Apr 12, 2008 Judy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in Orwell and/or the 1930s
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Lorenzo Berardi
com·ple·tist /kəmˈplētist/
"An obsessive, typically indiscriminate, collector or fan of something".

Ah, I like this one. I am an obsessive - although not indiscriminate - collector of something: books.
Now, my problem with George Orwell is that I liked, if not adored, all that I read by him, which is pretty much all that the man wrote. With one exception: "A Clergyman's Daughter".

I knew that Orwell himself disowned this novel deciding to don't have it reprinted during his lifetime. However, unlike
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Oria
Ah, Orwell, I fell in love with your writing ever since I read "1984". I loved your clean, uncomplicated prose, the despair and sadness of your characters, the uncluttered narrative of your books. That is why I regret not buying “Why I Write”, a book of yours I picked up and then let go. But I will get it one day, I promise.

Despite of my admiration for your work – I loved "Burmese Days" and "1984", of course – I found "A Clergyman’s Daughter" a rather dull book in the beginning. Life as the unm
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Farnoosh Brock
Warning (of sorts): I may have plot spoilers, if you care about that kind of thing for a classic.

I love George Orwell. I would say 1984 and Animal Farm are two of the most horrifying and bone-chilling books I've ever read, and a large reason for that is the powerful prose, the simple yet crystal clear language and the beautiful turn of phrases with which Orwell carries the reader from page one until the very end, as if in a perfectly orchestrated symphony with words. Just words. When I finished
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Zainab
"تتغير الاشياء في عقلك ، بعدها يتغير العالم كله ، لأنك ستنظر لها بشكل مختلف "
AmirHosein
بسم الله.
کتاب دختر کشیش نوشته ی جرج اورول نمایش سختی های ناگهانی به وجود آمده در زندگی دختر کشیشی ست که تا قبل از آن بزرگترین نگرانی ها و دغدغه های زندگی اش مشکلاتی پیش پا افتاده بود و خداوند را با عمق وجودش پرستش می کرده. اما بعد از افتادن در دام فقر می فهمد که در جامعه ی انگلستان "پول" است که خدایی می کند. خدا و ایمان و هر آنچه از اعتقاد در وجودش بوده به یک باره از او دور می شود و دوروتی نمی داند که چه اتفاقی افتاده است.
کتاب خلاء های زیاد و بزرگی داشت. باور کردن این که نویسنده ی این کتاب همان
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Maggie
Probably more of a 3.5, but not strong enough to be a full four. His eye for detail and his description of life on the streets and for the poorer classes in England is true and solid here. But I found myself wanting more from Dorothy's internal life, though perhaps her struggle is as simple and basic as he portrays it.
Janet
Written in 1935, two years after the non-fiction “Down and Out in Paris and London”, the story draws from personal experience and is obviously the result of meticulous research

Naïve Rector’s daughter Dorothy lives a monotonous life, acting as unpaid curate for her father and getting involved with parish life, trying to manage on a meagre budget and to ignore the poisonous tongue of gossip Mrs Semprill. She accepts her lot without complaint, but one day she wakes up in London with no recollection
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Joe
This one is among my favorites. It had the strengths of many different styles of writing at once. The story had the humor and sarcaism of Dickens, the settings had the tone and statement of Steinbeck, and the themes had the conflict and debate of Palahniuk.

As Dorothy is searching to find who she is and then for a way to get home, she is also searching to find what she believes and why she lives. As she is doing this, the reader can tell that the narrator is asking himself the same questions, and
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Issra'a
اسلوب جورج اورويل كلش ممل بالكتابة , يصف المشهد الواحد بكل تفاصيلة بحيث بالكوة خلصتهة الرواية ب 4 ايام وهي كلهة 347صفحة ...بس عجبتني الرواية وشلون نقل واقع المجتمع الريفي وطريقة تفكيرهم والاهم من هذا خلتلي امل انه ممكن بيوم من الايام يتغير مجتمعنا لأن الغرب سابقا كانو اسوء من المجتمع اللي دا نعيشة حاليا لذلك اكو امل ^_^
Alexander
Do you believe in God? Yes, you say? Perhaps the answer is no? Yes, no, maybe, I don't care; the answer doesn't really matter because this novel points to a singular outcome for all of us. Death. Death of the body, of the soul, and of faith. A seminal and recommended reading to all of those who have even an inkling of interest in anything and everything spiritual. Be warned, you will have a very different outlook on life afterwards. Just like 1984, this book is meant to awaken and change percept ...more
Leir
Orwell's grand attempt at modernism is a complete and utter failure, to the point where Orwell himself disowned it as nothing more than an experiment that was only published because he needed the money (which is as a fair a motive as any). However, in the context of his other work and Orwell's development as a writer, it is fascinating to see one of the masters of plain prose trying to combine that with modernist techniques pulled straight from the pages of the likes of Joyce. 'tis a shame that ...more
Kiran Padavala
The clergyman's daughter dwells with aspects of faith or more specifically the need for faith. It builds a suspense story but is not a gripping narrative. It leaves out a few loose ends which makes you wonder if the author was in a hurry to finish the book.However the basic premise of the story is not really about the suspense factor but more about the practical compromises we would be tempted to make, how we live through situations which in better times are unimaginable/unacceptable driving hom ...more
Pete F
I have read this novel by George Orwell a number of times. Not only is it one of his lesser known books, it was one he wasn't pleased with himself, and called it a potboiler, written at a time when he needed the money (This was, of course, before he became well-known as the writer of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four).

Actually, I think Orwell was wrong about this, his attitude to his novel, that is. I think it is rather good, except the boring and repetitive dialogue of the tramps about half
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Arjun Mishra
This is superb.

The moment i opened and started reading, I remembered why Orwell is one of my favorites. It has been two and half years since I have picked up an Orwell book. Clearly, I have wasted 2.5 years. The writing is clear always. Every sentence. There is never any confusion and the right word is always used.

I would not consider Dorothy Hare a heroine. Maybe she is tragic character or a martyr, but I am not sure that is the proper categorization either. She is someone trapped in circumst
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Abeer Saleh
في بلدة صغيرة لايتجاوز سكانها الألفي شخص، يعيش القِسّ "تشارلز" وابنته "دوروثي" والتي تقوم بجميع الأعمال المتعلقة بالكنيسة سواء داخل جدرانها القديمة أم خارجها، بالإضافة إلى القيام بأعمال منزلهم الصغير الذي يجمعها مع والدها البخيل، وخادمة كسولة لا تستيقظ قبل السابعة صباحًا.

وخلاصًا وهربًا من تلك الضغوط تفقد "دوروثي" ذاكرتها، لتجدَ نفسها مع مجموعة من المتسولين المشرّدين تشاركهم طريقهم للعمل في إحدى مزارع الريف في موسم الحصاد، ثم تعود لها ذاكرتها لتدرك حجم الشائعات التي تعرّضت لها بابتعادها عن بلدتها
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Linh Than
Though many seem to dislike this book for its plot itself, I am quite certain that the plot is what makes me fall in love with this novel. Though the writing style at times can be not so cohesive and the characters, though can not be called flat, are a little bit less than realistic: Dorothy is raped, and she just cried, still being friend with such a lecherous old man? She even considers him her only friend, who understands and shares with her many things.

Seemingly trite and vapid, just like th
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Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.

Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC. In 1943, he became literary ed
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“It is a mysterious thing, the loss of faith—as mysterious as faith itself.” 15 likes
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