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  • Bracebridge Hall, or the Humorists: A Medley (Classic Reprint)
  • Geoffrey Crayon
  • 13 November 2018
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10 thoughts on “Bracebridge Hall, or the Humorists: A Medley (Classic Reprint)

  1. Rossdavidh Rossdavidh says:

    It is an unusual sort of book, in which the author at the beginning cautions the reader I have nothing of intricate plot, or marvelous adventure, to promise the reader The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap door, nor sliding panel, nor donjon keep and indeed appears to have no mystery about itIn a word, I cannot foresee a single extraordinary event that is likely to occur in the whole term of my sojourn at the Hall Indeed, nothing does The narrator is an America It is an unusual sort of book, in which the author at the beginning cautions the reader I have nothing of intricate plot, or marvelous adventure, to promise the reader The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap door, nor sliding panel, nor donjon keep and indeed appears to have no mystery about itIn a word, I cannot foresee a single extraordinary event that is likely to occur in the whole term of my sojourn at the Hall Indeed, nothing does The narrator is an American, visiting an acquaintance of his who is a squire in Yorkshire, whose son is due to be married soon In due course, the couple are married If we were to summarize the plot, it would be roughly 1 guests arrive2 servants and villagers gossip3 they get married4 The EndThis is, however, not at all a problem it was an enchanting read What we have, is essentially a series of several dozen character sketches By the time we are done, we have learned enough about a few dozen folk high, middle, and lower class as to feel we know them well Some of them, one recognizes all too well Regarding the local radical, newly arrived He has shocked several of the staunchest villagers by talking lightly of the squire and his family and hinting that it would be better the park should be cut up into small farms and kitchen gardens, or feed good mutton instead of worthless deer He is a great thorn in the side of the squire, who is sadly afraid that he will introduce politics into the village, and turn it into an unhappy, thinking community Fear not, the radical does not succeed in attaining too prominent a place in the tale, he is but onecharacter among many Here is the schoolteacher, Slingsby The only misfortune is, that having banished the birch i.e corporal punishment , honest Slingsby has not studied Roger Ascham sufficiently to find out a substitute, or rather he has not the management in his nature to apply one his school, therefore, though one of the happiest, is one of the most unruly in the country and never was a pedagogueliked, or less heeded, by his disciples than Slingsby There is a May fair There is a failed attempt at reviving the ancient sport of falconry There is the attempted theft of some livestock There are gypsy fortunetellers There is a bit of coquettery, and a young would be couple squabble a bit There is little else that, so to speak, actually occurs.It is, believe it or not, great fun I felt like I recognized them all.The illustrations of this edition were by the legendary Caldecott, he for whom the later Caldecott Medal was named They are exceptional as well One wonders what the English illustrator, drawing them several decades after Washington Irving had written the words, thought of the depiction of old English life by an American author Judging from the excellence of his drawings, he found enough in them to warrant his attention.There can be no doubt, of course, that Bracebridge Hall is in no way realistic, however human and recognizable the characters are Those in authority are all soft hearted and generous, those who are poor are never starving, the young are all beautiful and the old are all, if not exactly wise, then at least respected and well meaning This is not a book to give you a glimpse of early 1800 s Yorkshire it is, however, perhaps a good glimpse of early 1800 s Yorkshire on its best days, or its best daydreams I wish there wereof it to read

  2. Tristram Shandy Tristram Shandy says:

    A Show About Nothing and yet, as that other show about nothing dating from the 1990s, very intriguing still Washington Irving noted in his preface to Bracebridge Hall, which was published under the nom de plume of Geoffrey Crayon in 1821, I would have it understood, however, that I am not writing a novel, and have nothing of intricate plot, or marvellous adventure, to promise the reader The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap door, nor sliding panel, nor donjon keep A Show About Nothing and yet, as that other show about nothing dating from the 1990s, very intriguing still Washington Irving noted in his preface to Bracebridge Hall, which was published under the nom de plume of Geoffrey Crayon in 1821, I would have it understood, however, that I am not writing a novel, and have nothing of intricate plot, or marvellous adventure, to promise the reader The Hall of which I treat has, for aught I know, neither trap door, nor sliding panel, nor donjon keep and indeed appears to have no mystery about it The family is a worthy, well meaning family, that, in all probability, will eat and drink, and go to bed, and get up regularly, from one end of my work to the other and the squire is so kind hearted an old gentleman, that I see no likelihood of his throwing any kind of distress in the way of the approaching nuptials In a word, I cannot foresee a single extraordinary event that is likely to occur in the whole term of my sojourn at the Hall I tell this honestly to the reader, lest when he find me dallying along, through every day English scenes, he may hurry ahead, in hopes of meeting with some marvellous adventure farther on I invite him, on the contrary, to ramble gently on with me, as he would saunter out into the fields, stopping occasionally to gather a flower, or listen to a bird, or admire a prospect, without any anxiety to arrive at the end of his career This is exactly what the reader will get nothing , nor anything less but a set of leisurely interwoven sketches featuring the different inhabitants of Bracebridge Hall, a mansion in an idyllically secluded rural part of England, and the adjoining village Except for the impending marriage of the squire s daughter and some other harmless affairs of love, quarrel and reconciliation, there is hardly any coherent plot, only situations and characters described in an idealized, but nonetheless amusing and spirited way We learn of the squire s untiring attempts at reviving country traditions, of rural superstitions and of other such things, and there are also some tales woven into these sketches, namely The Stout Gentleman , a facetious cock and bull story, The Student of Salamanca , a rather long and dramatic love story whose narrative perspective is somewhat flawed, but which is still quite enjoyable, Annette Delarbre , a dark and psychologically convincing tale of love, guilt and forgiveness, Dolph Heyliger and The Storm Ship , a rambling ghost story in the vein of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow , which does not take itself too seriously.If you like reading a collection of sketches and tales that will mostly centre on the humorous and quaint side of life, Bracebridge Hall will be a treasure trove for you For me it was definitely a most delightful experience and just the thing I like to read between Christmas and the New Year, when time somehow seems to stand still and one wonders at small and quite silent things

  3. Sem Sem says:

    A charming, idealised picture of rural life in early 19th century England with just the faintest hint of brimstone in the form of Cobbettism.

  4. Adi Adi says:

    Interesting, easy to read and full of supernatural elements A very pleasant read.

  5. Daniel Jackson Daniel Jackson says:

    If you feel like you were born in the wrong century read this book It s a little slice of English country life with humor and sweetness Not for someone looking for action or drama.

  6. Monica Monica says:

    Cute Cute CuteIrving writes about a visitor to Bracebridge Hall and the happenings in preparation for an upcoming wedding This was MUCH better than The Sketch Book The Author s Farewell was the only time that hints of The Sketch Book came into play with politics and droning.I particularly loved the chapters or short stories where the characters were telling stories These included The Student of Salamanca , Annette Delarbre , and the continued stories of The Haunted House , Dolph Heyli Cute Cute CuteIrving writes about a visitor to Bracebridge Hall and the happenings in preparation for an upcoming wedding This was MUCH better than The Sketch Book The Author s Farewell was the only time that hints of The Sketch Book came into play with politics and droning.I particularly loved the chapters or short stories where the characters were telling stories These included The Student of Salamanca , Annette Delarbre , and the continued stories of The Haunted House , Dolph Heylinger , and The Storm Ship.One item of note is that Irving is a fan of birds There was much time devoted to falconry and the rookery homes of rooks, like crows but not For those of you who know me and know my horrible affliction to birds, you will know that the descriptions of the rookery and the falconry were just about enough to evoke nightmares Very descriptive, I tell you.Overall, cute book and would recommend to fans of Irving

  7. Stephen Stephen says:

    I love Irving s style and his return to Bracebridge Hall did not disappoint The stories within the story took up a little too much time for my taste, but this may have been because I was reading this on my phone during stolen moments I wish there were proper editions of this work still in print, that I could pour over at my leisure.

  8. Megan Megan says:

    Irving has a gift for creating relatively quick but vivid sketches of characters, settings, and scenes that can still put a smile on a reader s face so many years later Irving doesn t relate any deep themes or involved plots His stay at Bracebridge Hall provides us a pleasant diversion, however, with charming illustrations alongside.

  9. Lucy Lucy says:

    I don t know whether Washington Irving took existing stereotypes of English country people, or if he invented them, but that s certainly what we find here It s fairly harmless stuff, though, and written in an efficiently readable style of the flowery journalese type.

  10. Ann Ann says:

    This was an audio book from LibriVox This was an audio book from LibriVox

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