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eBook Felicia's Journey ePub
Author: WILLIAM TREVOR
Language: English
ISBN: 0394280695
ISBN13: 978-0394280691
Publisher: Knopf; First Canadian Edition. edition (1994)
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 959
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ePub file: 1946 kb
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Felicia’s Journey is a masterpiece, one of the finest novels from the contemporary writer I have no doubt at all is simply the best we hav. ou read and are dazzled by how good it i. t has also one of the most memorable and convincing, most sinister and terrifying of characters created in the modern world, a character of truly Dickensian proportions’ Susan Hill, speaking at the Whitbread Novel Award ceremony.

Felicia's Journey book. A William Trevor is considered by many to be one of the most important figures in contemporary Irish literature, and I came across opinions which named Felicia's Journey as one of his best novels. Felicia is unmarried, pregnant, and penniless  . Since Trevor is an author who has authored many, this was the one I decided to read to begin my acquaintance with his work.

Felicia's Journey - A tightly woven psychological thriller by acclaimed writer William Trevor'A book so brilliant that it compels you to stay up all night galloping through to the end' Daily MailWinner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and Sunday Express Book of the Year Award'You're beautiful,' Johnny told her. So, full of hope, seventeen-year-old Felicia crosses the Irish Sea to England to find her lover and tell him she is pregnant.

Really enjoyed the novel. Saw the movie and that wasn't bad. I enjoy William Trevor's writing style and this provided an interesting take on the psyche of a serial killer.

Using flashbacks throughout the story, the author fills in Felicia's background and describes the events that have brought her to the point of making this journey. When Mr. Hilditch is introduced to the reader, the author begins to take the reader into the recesses of his mind, allowing the reader to see what Felicia initially fails to see, the duplicity and cunning that is masked by his overt geniality. Really enjoyed the novel.

Felicia's Journey is a novel written by William Trevor, first published in 1994. The novel was made into a 1999 film of the same name. The book won the Whitbread Prize in 1994. The plot follows eighteen-year-old Felicia, a poor provincial Irish girl, who was made pregnant and abandoned by Johnny Lysaght, a young man who is supposedly working in the English Midlands. Felicia's father believes Johnny has run off to join the British army

From acclaimed author William Trevor, Felicia's Journey is a tightly woven psychological thriller. A book so brilliant that it compels you to stay up all night galloping through to the end' Daily Mail. You're beautiful, Johnny told her.

From acclaimed author William Trevor, Felicia's Journey is a tightly woven psychological thriller. The plot twist is both sinister and affecting, and so skilfully done that you remember why authors had plot twists in the first place' Guardian. Readers of The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer will adore Felicia's Journey. It will also be cherished by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork.

No pet is there to witness the homecoming of its single occupant, not a goldfish or a bird. sound of an aborted whistle begins. Mr Hilditch hangs his mackintosh on the hall-stand, catching a single glimpse of himself in its octagonal mirror. Mechanically, he raises a hand to pat an area of his short hair. Other families’ ancestors regard him from the portraits he has purchased over the years, a strangers’ gallery that is no longer strange.

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Читать онлайн - Trevor William. PENGUIN BOOKSTHE COLLECTED STORIESWilliam Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and spent his childhood in provincial Ireland. He attended a number of Irish schools and later Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish Academy of Letters.

About Felicia’s Journey. In thirteen novels and eight short-story collections has shown himself a close observer, a fine stylist, a master psychologist. In Felicia’s Journey. Perfectly executed and chillin. sad and oddly moving tale of lost opportunities and misplaced hopes. Trevor was our twentieth century Chekov. he brings all these qualities into play, and adds to them a teasing manipulation of the reader’s sensibilities, so that the book has the elegant tensions of a high-class thriller. One of the very best writers of our era.

For three decades William Trevor has been "one of the best writers at work in our language" (Boston Globe). Now, in a stunning progression, Trevor weds his literary art to hypnotic psychological suspense in a page-turner that will magnetize fans of Hitchcock and of Ruth Rendell at her most laconically chilling.
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Wow! What a fascinating psychological thriller about a young woman who leaves her home in Ireland to go look for the boy who impregnated her. Her encounter with a lonely, strange older man who offers to help her in her search is really creepy. This books takes lots of Hitchcock-like twists and turns and I couldn't put it down. It would make a terrific movie!
Defolosk
I discovered Mr. Trevor's short fiction by purchasing a used library book, so I wanted to read a novella by him. He is a master of the short story, as good as Chekov, and I wasn't disappointed by Felicia's Journey. This novel is beautifully written, never gratuitously violent, and written by a man with a finely tuned ear to the English language. Amazingly, he says so very much in such a short work. I highly recommend this novel.
Gtonydne
This is an intriguing book of psychological suspense for which its author was the recipient of the 1994 Whitbread Award. Written by a master storyteller, it tells the story of two people whose lives interconnect, only to have repercussions for both in the most unexpected ways.

Felicia is a seventeen year old motherless and naive Irish girl, who has become intimate with an Irish boy named Johnny. Of course, the expected ensues, and after Johnny has left Ireland and returned to England where he ostensibly works, Felicia is left holding the bag. Her disapproving father suspects Johnny of actually being in the British Army and, thus, a traitor to his own. He also has a few choice words for his daughter, now that she is in the family way, and none of it is flattering. So, Felicia leaves her rural village and her family and goes off in search of Johnny, having nothing more than the vaguest of ideas where he might be.

She crosses the Irish Sea and arrives in the English Midlands in the industrial city of Birmingham, as she believes Johnny to be working in a lawn mower factory there. In her search for Johnny, she runs into the portly catering manager for one of the local factories. His name is Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, and he is outwardly a jovial and agreeable man, well-liked by his co-workers and meticulous about his culinary repasts. He lives in solitary splendor in the large house in which he grew up. The house is cluttered with collectibles but well- kept, although decorated in the style of a bygone era. Mr. Hilditch is, indeed, a collector, but his collection is initially far beyond Felicia's imaginings. In fact, Mr. Hilditch has a darker side to him, which is not immediately discernible by the unwary.

When Felicia first meets Mr. Hilditch, it is to ask for information, but something about her catches Mr. Hilditch's fancy, and he finds himself keeping Felicia in his crosshairs. When Felicia seemingly unexpectedly runs into Mr. Hilditch again, he directs her to lodgings, and so it begins. As Mr. Hilditch insinuates himself ever so slowly into her life, weaving a fantasy about his own life that is sure to put her mind at ease about him. Felicia begins finding herself ensnared by this ostensibly kind and ever so helpful, avuncular man, and she initially fails to see the darkness that lies at the core of his being.

The author begins the book with Felicia's journey to England in search of her lover. Using flashbacks throughout the story, the author fills in Felicia's background and describes the events that have brought her to the point of making this journey. When Mr. Hilditch is introduced to the reader, the author begins to take the reader into the recesses of his mind, allowing the reader to see what Felicia initially fails to see, the duplicity and cunning that is masked by his overt geniality. Like a spider to the fly, Mr. Hilditch begins laying his trap, and so Felicia's journey thrusts her into the belly of the beast.

With his carefully cadenced prose, the author explores the darker corners of the human psyche, and in the mind of Mr. Hilditch, it is dark, indeed. As his carefully constructed psychological house of cards begins to fall, there are unspeakable revelations as to what lies at the heart of Mr. Hilditch's predilection, and it is not pretty. The author, in taking the reader into the recesses of the mind of each of the two protagonists, tries to explain how it is that each of these two flawed human beings were able initially to achieve a connection with another, only to find ostensible betrayal. What is decidedly different is the way that they each cope with that betrayal.

There is no happily-ever-after ending to this story, which culminates with a conclusion that is quite bleak, robbing the reader of some satisfaction. Fans of Ruth Rendell, however, will very much appreciate the psychological cat and mouse game that is played throughout and will enjoy the author's foray into this genre. As always, the author pens a novel that provides much food for thought on many levels, and the use of the word journey in the title of the book has a much broader meaning within the context of the story. In reading this book, fans will enjoy the elegant, spare prose that they have come to expect from this enormously talented author.
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Really enjoyed the novel. Saw the movie and that wasn't bad. I enjoy William Trevor's writing style and this provided an interesting take on the psyche of a serial killer.
Monam
Excellent plot and writing
Granijurus
a delightful find of a 20th century author.
Malakelv
A well written, quick, but provocative read. The characters are complicated, sad, disturbing.
An edgy story about a vulnerable girl set with quiet menace and described in wonderful prose by a master wordsmith. William Trevor gets you right beside Felicia and you get to really care about her on her journey...wonderful characters, wonderful scene description, dripping intent in dialogue and image...with at times a languid language at odds with the rich possibilities of how this journey will end...but ha! The journey...it goes beyond this tightly crafted book...go well Felicia!!!
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