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The Moth [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Cookson
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From Publishers Weekly

In the English county of Durham prior to World War I, marrying out of one's class is social suicide. But a remarkable man named Robert Bradley bucks the establishment. A carpenter by trade but self-educated and sensitive, Robert escapes conventional marriage, but in so doing falls prey to violence. A chance encounter with Millie, the strange daughter of the castle, brings him into the orbit of the crumbling Thormans. Millie, dubbed "The Moth" by the locals because of her flitting escapades, ruins her elder sister Agnes's chances at a suitable marriage. When Agnes, shouldering the crumbling family fortunes alone, finds in Robert a source not only of commonsense but of love, the two of them defy convention. Cookson's (The Bannaman Legacy evocation of a class distinction supported even by its victims is compelling. First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Almost immediately Cookson establishes one theme that she emphasizes constantly: English society before World War I had class barriers. Fewer than 50 pages into the novel, perceptive readers recognize that Agnes Thorman and Robert Bradley will cross those barriers to marry. As Agnes's monetary fortunes decline and Robert's advance, the absurdity of the division grows more apparent. Yet, Agnes's and Robert's affection is opposed by her profligate brothers and his fellow servants. Because the outcome is never in doubt, Cookson must use madness, murder, and sexual suggestion to keep the plot churning. In general she succeeds, but she definitely aims for her readers' emotions, not their intellect. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1561 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Peach Publishing (March 24 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TO68LI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,219 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Catherine Cookson Treasure Jan. 30 2010
Format:Hardcover
For Christmas I received a video box set based on Catherine Cookson's novels. The Moth was such a great story, I just had to read the book. I ordered the book from Amazon and it seemed like no time at all when by Royal Mail (England) the book was delivered to my home. It was in excellent condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely story! July 9 2013
By Renata Angelina Vallazza - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved the miniseries so much that I had to see if the book was better. It was!

But you hold watch the miniseries for a peep of Robert Bradley. Boy, is he cute!
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say March 19 2014
By Joyce - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Moth has been one of my favourites books as all the others Its sad that the author is no longer around anymore to give us Cookson fans her story telling... This story can be read and re-read and you still gives you pleasure out of it...
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Catherine Cookson books Feb. 3 2014
By Patricia F. Lyons - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was very good but not my very favorite. I love her characters because they are so believable. One also gets
a true feeling of class prejudice and how difficult things were in England at the time. It is a good read.
5.0 out of 5 stars The moth Dec 14 2013
By Henriette Bachet - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Very good story about how class was viewed in Europe, and the consequences. Very real and well written. I enjoy Catherine Cookson writing.
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