|Publisher:||Cassell and Company, Ltd|
|Tags:||fiction, World War I, film adaptation|
Kitty is the story of a personality conflict between the wife of war injured WW I soldier and his wealthy, domineering, class-conscious mother. Mrs Clara St.George is an icy widow of London, a woman of affairs used to getting her own way. Displays of emotion are both foreign and repugnant to her. Alex, her only son, home from leave and soon to face the war in the trenches, feels scared and alone. In contrast, Mrs Sarah Greenwood, a doctor's widow who keeps a tobacco shop near Piccadilly, is a cheerful soul who shares life with daughters Coral and Kitty. Alex will walk into her shop and come face to face with Kitty, before going across the channel and returning home a broken man. From there his life will become a tug of war between his mother and Kitty. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Deeping, Warwick (George)
He was one of the best selling authors of the 1920s and 1930s, with seven of his novels making the best-seller list. Deeping was a prolific writer of short stories, which appeared in such British magazines as Cassell's, The Story-Teller, and The Strand. He also published fiction in several US magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Adventure. All of the short stories and serialized novels in U.S. magazines were reprints works previously published in Britain. Well over 200 of his original short stories and essays that appeared in various British fiction magazines were never seen in book form. Those works are now available in the multi-volume "Lost Stories" collection.
His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels more usually dealt with modern life, and were critical of many tendencies of twentieth-century civilisation. His standpoint was generally that of a passionate individualism, distrustful both of ruling elites and of the lower classes, who were often presented as a threat to his embattled middle-class protagonists. His most celebrated hero is Captain Sorrell M.C., the ex-officer who after the War is reduced to a menial occupation in which he is bullied by those of a lower social class and less education. Deeping's novels often deal with controversial issues.--Wikipedia.
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