84 Charing Cross Road

Author: James Roose-Evans

Publisher: Samuel French

ISBN: 9780573110054

Category: English drama

Page: 48

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This wonderful show is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: Anagrama

ISBN: 8433935887

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4316

En octubre de 1949, Helene Hanff, una joven escritora desconocida, envía una carta desde Nueva York a Marks & Co., la librería situada en el 84 de Charing Cross Road, en Londres. Apasionada, maniática, extravagante y muchas veces sin un duro, la señorita Hanff le reclama al librero Frank Doel volúmenes poco menos que inencontrables que apaciguarán su insaciable sed de descubrimientos. Veinte años más tarde, continúan escribiéndose, y la familiaridad se ha convertido en una intimidad casi amorosa. Esta correspondencia excéntrica y llena de encanto es una pequeña joya que evoca, con infinita delicadeza, el lugar que ocupan en nuestra vida los libros... y las librerías. 84, Charing Cross Road pasó casi inadvertido en el momento de su publicación, pero desde la década de los setenta se ha convertido en un verdadero libro de culto a ambos lados del Atlántico.

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: Avon Books


Category: Americans

Page: 97

View: 9270

Correspondence chiefly between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel.

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

View: 6115

A Study Guide for Helene Hanff's "84 Charing Cross Road," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

84 Charing Cross Road

Author: James Roose-Evans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Long-distance relationships

Page: 63

View: 7275

Chromicles the trans-Atlantic friendship of a struggling young American writer and the staff at a London bookshop, through their correspondence.

84, Charing Cross Road

Author: Helene Hanff

Publisher: Moyer Bell


Category: Authors, American

Page: 97

View: 923

Written as letters, this book tells the story of the "love affair" between Miss Hanff and the sellers of rare and secondhand books at a London bookshop.

Temple Made

Author: Ronnyjane Goldsmith

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439673926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7538

Since 1884, Temple University alumni have overcome poverty, hardship and disappointment to achieve greatness. Daniel Aaron, a refugee from Nazi Germany, grew up in foster care and went on to co-found Comcast Cable, the largest cable television provider in the United States. Theo-Ben Guriab was born in apartheid Namibia and became president of the United Nations General Assembly. Edith Windsor, a daughter of immigrants, brought a case before the Supreme Court at the age of seventy-seven ensuring that all gay people in the United States receive equal protection under the law. Author Ronnyjane Goldsmith, who received her BA, MA and PhD from Temple, presents thirty inspiring profiles of what it means to be Temple Made. The author's proceeds from the book are dedicated to the Temple University Alumni Scholarship Fund established by the author to assist future alumni.