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shooting party by Isabel Colegate

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Published by Counterpoint in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Oxfordshire (England)


  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction,
  • Accident victims -- Fiction,
  • Country homes -- Fiction,
  • Fowling -- Fiction,
  • Oxfordshire (England) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementIsabel Colegate.
LC ClassificationsPR6053.O414 S5 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3560078M
ISBN 101582432228
LC Control Number2002023341

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  The movie of "The Shooting Party" (starring James Mason) follows the book closely, however, much of the nuance and detail was, of necessity, left out. The book offers a view of the landed gentry of England in the era just before World War 1. A rich cast of characters is exhibited to the reader, from the vacuous to the sublime/5(63). England on the eve of the Great War-in a decorous, atmospheric short novel which much too deliberately packs all the End-of-Old-England motifs into one weekend at an Oxfordshire estate. The host for this shooting party is Sir Randolph Nettleby, a very decent fellow who's preoccupied with ""form"" and broods over the future of rural life, the decline of the aristocracy (""If the landlord class Phone: ()   ''The Shooting Party,'' directed by Alan Bridges (''The Return of the Solider'') and adapted by Julian Bond, is, like Isabel Colgate's novel of the same title, only too self-consciously aware. The Shooting Party (Russian: Драма на охоте, romanized: Drama na okhote; lit. English: Drama During a Hunt) is an novel by Anton is his longest narrative work, and only full-length novel. Framed as a manuscript given to a publisher, it tells the story of a retailer's daughter in a provincial Russian village who is stabbed to death in the woods during a hunting party Author: Anton Chekhov.

The book's plot is essentially a murder mystery, although in its depictions of setting and character the story anticipates Chekhov's mature style. "The Shooting Party" is the name of a manuscript that an unknown author, who appears out of nowhere, begs a publisher to read and publish. "The Shooting Party" wraps a story of concealed love and fatal jealousy into a classic murder mystery. When a young woman dies during a shooting party at the country estate of a dissolute count, a magistrate is called to investigate. But suspicion descends upon virtually everyone, for, as we soon learn, the victim was at the center of a tangled web of relationshipswith her elderly husband. The Shooting Party, Shenstone, United Kingdom. likes 12 talking about this were here. Designers, Developers, Importers, Wholesalers and Retailers of Shooting Sports products/5(19).   There are large shooting parties and small shooting parties, shooting parties to which royalty is invited and shooting parties restricted to intimate friends or relations, but in either case the period is the same, three days’ shooting. If a party is limited to five guns, seven ladies is the average number invited, the hostess relying upon a.