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Sorrell and Son

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  119 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
1926. Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay, a United Artists Picture featuring H.B. Warner. Set in England the story is about a man who devotes his life to making his son's a success. In the course of the story many themes are explored including life, love, career and familial and marital relationships. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publish ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Penguin Books (first published 1928)
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Bettie☯

Set in England 1926 the story is about a man who devotes his life to making his son's a success. In the course of the story many themes are explored including life, love, career and familial and marital relationships.

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Thanks Karen! Whilst this is neither Turgenev nor Foyles War, the father and son here lead caring, insular, and blinkered lives with the soul aim to get Kit his education. Things take a turn for the better when we get to women's rights, marriage and motherhood and Kit rea
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Hana
Oct 07, 2014 Hana rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Students of Britain's social history
Revised content rating: Adult only.

Until I finished the book (with my rating plummeting towards one star) I thought I was reading a not very likable piece of historical fiction set in Britain during the time between the wars. Then I belatedly discovered the publication date of 1925 and realized that the book’s timeline was all weird. The story starts at the end of WW1 around 1919 or 1920 and projects forward into the future with a final chapter that seems to be set in London sometime in the earl
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Ana-Maria
Jan 29, 2014 Ana-Maria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-love
When you finish reading a book like this you realize how important are your parents for you. You are were you are because they are your staircase - you reach the top because you climb on their shoulders. If you are a good listener, you will know what to do at any time, because your parents taught you well. But when you have only one parent, the bond is even stronger, because he is your mother and your father, your lover and your brother. He learns easily how to avoid being a tyrant and how to ad ...more
Betty
Apr 01, 2012 Betty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: england
A lovely old-fashioned book...just a delight to read.
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I seem to recall this one being rather misogynistic.
Rachel
Oct 09, 2015 Rachel rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish
Made it to page 171, but I could never really get invested and it was starting to make me nervous, so I abandoned it for the next book in my pile.
Loriana
Oct 06, 2014 Loriana rated it it was amazing
I liked this book, although there were some chapters I really wanted to jump. It was that kind of book that at some point makes you wanna leave it there and try another more interesting. Why did I give it a 5 then? Well, I somehow managed to keep on reading and I have to admit I didn't regret it.

In brief, the book follows the story of a poor father and his son, the Sorrells. Stephen does everything he can in order to assure a safe future for his son. In the beginning, the book focuses a great d
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Linda
Oct 11, 2012 Linda rated it it was ok
This is another that had been on my “to read” list for several years. Written in 1925, it is rather a period piece now, but I’m still glad I read it. Steven Sorrell, an Englishman, is divorced and is bringing up his son Christopher, called Kit. When the boy is grade-school age, they eke out an existence as Sorrell takes a job as a porter in a hotel and Kit boards with a woman in town and goes to school. Their condition improves as Sorrell is able to get better jobs, and Kit is able to go to col ...more
Monica
Apr 01, 2013 Monica rated it liked it
Well...as I said so many times, there are books which need to be read at a certain age. I am glad I did it at the right time, like 2 centuries ago, when a teenager. I remember I read it during one night and I absolutely loved it.
2 centuries later, nowadays, I re-read it, because I couldnt remember absolutely anything from it. The feeling was rather weird. I would definitely not recommend it for somebody who is over 20-25. The dialogues are obsolete and ridiculously simple for today's taste.
But S
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Gustavo Racy
Aug 07, 2015 Gustavo Racy rated it it was amazing
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A beautiful story about father/son love, growing up and becoming a man.
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George Warwick Deeping (28 May 1877 – 20 April 1950) was a prolific English novelist and short story writer, whose most famous novel was Sorrell and Son (1925).

Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, into a family of doctors, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School. He proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge to study medicine and science, and then to Middlesex Hospital to finish his medical training.[
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