Wyn hires Kitty to be his secretary, he the editor for his pet project, a magazine, which is funded by family money. This case is different, I honestly prefer the movie. The Best of the Underrated and Obscure, Fiction Titles: Given Name Plus Surname ONLY, Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November.
Kitty Foyle, written by Christopher Morley, is a book about a good old American girl growing up in the 1920s and 30s. Her character was well drawn but Wyn was weak, he had a few moments but, other than charm, he did nothing for me. I wish there was a 3 and half stars because I did really like this book. I’m not sure why I remain shocked when a book from the past is kinda racy! Working as a sales associate at upscale Delphine Detaille parfumerie and cosmetics, Kitty meets "New York City", Mark Eisen. it makes the movie look a lot more like Cinderella. In 1940 "Kitty Foyle" won one Academy Award: best actress (Ginger Rogers). Christopher Morley clearly understood a lot about the desires and fears of all kinds of people. I heard Ginger Rogers tell me the entire story. What a great discover on the shelves of my local library, a repaired first edition no less. Not quite enough to rate a 4 though.
Synopsis / Plot Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers), a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her. Most interesting to me was that this was told through first person narration of the woman, even though it was written by a man. The book was also turned into a movie starring Ginger Rogers. Working-class Philadelphia teen Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) dreams of life in the city's fashionable society circles, but when she impulsively weds her former boss, wealthy Wyn Strafford (Dennis Morgan), his family disapproval is too severe for the young couple to overcome.
I’m not sure why I remain shocked when a book from the past is kinda racy! A young woman falls in love with a rich man. i hear the movie is good as well. Not a "classic" but yet widely read when it debuted in 1939 (also made into a very "dramatic" chick-flick movie in 1940).
I was most drawn to the stories of friends chatting together over work and life and loved the descriptions of the retail industry.
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The writing style is first-person and old fashioned, and all the more enjoyable for being so. Just so alive and colorful, if someone told me it had been written today, but set in a past tim. but a good story. After the magazine folds, it not making any money, Kitty is forced to look for another job, she feeling she would have more opportunities in New York City. Written in a fresh, vigorous, stream-of-consciousness style which gives it a 'modern' edge. A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family. It's a classic, describing the different classes of people in the 1920's and 1930's in Philadelphia and Chicago. I have read three, Parnassus on Wheels, The Haunted Bookshop and now Kitty Foyle. I tracked my copy down at a local used bookstore when I discovered the library copy was only available via special request. I guess that I never realized that one of my favorite movies was a book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Found this copy at a book sale. Plot Summary: Kitty Foyle (Rogers) is at a crossroads, trying to decide between two men: the love of her life, Wyn Strafford (Morgan), who can’t offer her marriage, and the man who wants to marry her, Mark Eisen (Craig). Mark, specifically, is aware of there being a "Philadelphia" when he asks her to marry him. Wonderful book. A must read for anyone who loves literature. With Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli. Not a clinker in the group. The storytelling isn’t great, and not just because of all the flashbacks. Her character was well drawn but Wyn was weak, he had a few moments but, other than charm, he did nothing for me.
Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. Kitty has to decide what kind of future she wants for herself in choosing which of the two proposals she will accept. June 1st 1988 Just loved this book. A white collar worker from a blue collar family, Kitty Foyle has spent her so far short adult life in her hometown of Philadelphia or New York City. Kitty Foyle, subtitled The Natural History of a Woman, is a 1940 film starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, and James Craig, which is based on Christopher Morley's 1939 bestseller also titled Kitty Foyle.Ginger Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Kitty Foyle, and the dress she wore in the film became a new dress style, known as a Kitty Foyle dress. It was written in 1939 and became one of the most popular books of that year. As far as the movie goes, it’s the same old tale—the book it much better.
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The novel I read had a 35 cent price on it so that sort of tells you how old it was. Earn 125 points on every ticket you buy. by Amereon Limited. Kitty's now deceased father, despite liking Wyn as a person, warned Kitty against falling in love with him, regardless of his outward intentions, as his type always returned to his own kind. Wonderful book. Very true to its times, and with many references I recall my grandparents and great aunt talking about. Hard to believe I'd never even heard about it until now. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. However it was dated. Yet, our protagonist, Kitty, is a single gal who’s gotten pregnant out of wedlock AND had an abortion.
Yes, eventually all books become dated with time; however, the great ones have few language puzzles to solve. Now I'm beginning to guess that everybody's like that.”, “...but if you're smart you don't hold up your hand in class and ask to be called on.”. African American place in families dated but probably appropriate for the times.
I have to thank Vicki for recommending this book to me and then lending me her copy. I was most drawn to the stories of friends chatting together over work and life and loved the descriptions of the retail industry in the early part of the last century (I say this as I prepare to binge on season 2 of Mr Selfridge starting tomorrow!).
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