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Rebecca's Daughters

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Rebecca’s Daughters is the nearest Dylan Thomas ever came to realizing his ambition to write a film scenario in such a way that it would not only stand ready for shooting but would, at the same time, give the ordinary reader a visual impression of the film in words. A romantic adventure story set in mid-nineteenth-century Wales, Rebecca’s Daughters has a dashing hero who ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published 1965)
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Jesse Broussard
Jul 07, 2010 Jesse Broussard rated it really liked it
Shelves: good, hilarious, fiction
Just great fun.

"You wouldn't say 'Bo' to a goose!" "Of course I wouldn't. What an absurd thing to say to a goose."

"And now, gentlemen, like your manners, I must leave you."

"After that night he spent tied up in a ditch..."
"A very distressing night for Sir Henry."
"Yes, very. And it wasn't even a ditch he knew."

Lobo
Apr 02, 2015 Lobo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annak idején még véletlenül találtam meg ezt a könyvet a gyerekkönyvtárunkban: kicsi, vékony, többnyire be volt csúszva a többi regény közé, rajtam kívül nem sokan kölcsönözték. Én viszont tuti rekordot döntöttem vele 5-8. osztályos korom körül. Aztán szép emlékké fakult az egész, amíg az év elején Kadarm fel nem elevenítette az élményt. Csak úgy poénból rákerestem az antikvarium.hu-n és rengeteg darab volt belőle, úgyhogy megrendeltem a Fájó szívvel regénnyel együtt. Valahogy mégis csak most ...more
Sam Dembling
Jun 30, 2013 Sam Dembling rated it really liked it
Enthralling and utterly delightful, this little known book, originally designed as a screenplay, is much as its jacket describes it: "fresh, spontaneous, and gay." Though published twelve years after Dylan Thomas' death, the book nonetheless feels complete. Thomas, who is best known as a poet, was also a fantastic story teller, and this little gem proves it. Set in England in 1843, Rebecca's Daughters takes place in a quaint town whose residents are frustrated by a corrupt toll gate system. Afte ...more
Lysergius
Apr 14, 2015 Lysergius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
Dylan Thomas in a new vein - delving deep into the history of his beloved Wales for a romantic adventure story soon to be filmed with an international cast.
Penniphurr
Dec 12, 2007 Penniphurr rated it it was amazing
This book is a delight. What's interesting is Thomas wrote it for television.
Rebecca is a true hero!!
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Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet who wrote in English. He is regarded by many as one of the 20th century's most influential poets.

In addition to poetry, Thomas also wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, with the latter frequently performed by Thomas himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his booming, at times ostentatious, voice with a subt
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