The Happy Foreigner

By: Enid Bagnold
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Happy Foreigner" by Enid Bagnold is a compelling work of British literature that delves into the complexities of expatriate life and the human experience abroad. Set against a foreign backdrop, Bagnold's fiction captures the essence of expatriate experiences, portraying the cultural clashes and emotional depth that accompany life in a foreign setting. At its core, the novel is a character-driven exploration of relationships and identity, as the protagonist navigates the intricacies of romance and self-discovery amidst the challenges of travel and cultural adaptation. Bagnold's keen psychological exploration adds depth to the narrative, offering readers a nuanced portrayal of the human psyche and the impact of foreign experiences on personal growth. Through her prose, Bagnold provides social commentary on the complexities of expatriate life, shedding light on themes of belonging, alienation, and the search for meaning in unfamiliar surroundings. With its richly developed characters and evocative setting, "The Happy Foreigner" resonates with readers on a profound level, offering a poignant reflection on the universal human desire for connection and fulfillment, regardless of geographical boundaries.

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Enid Bagnold

Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE, was a British author and playwright best known for her 1935 story National Velvet. Enid Algerine Bagnold was born on October 27, 1889, in Rochester, Kent, the daughter of Colonel Arthur Henry Bagnold and his wife, Ethel, and raised primarily in Jamaica. Her younger brother was named Ralph Bagnold. She went to art school in London before working as an assistant editor for one of Frank Harris' journals, who later became her girlfriend. Hugh Kingsmill's work The Will to Love (1919) portrays both Harris and Bagnold. Bagnold studied art in Chelsea, where he painted with Walter Sickert and had his sculptures created by Gaudier Brzeska. On July 8, 1920, she married Sir Roderick Jones, the chairman of Reuters, but continued to write under her maiden name. They lived in North End House, Rottingdean, near Brighton (formerly Sir Edward Burne-Jones' residence), and led a spectacular social life. The grounds at North End House inspired her play The Chalk grounds. The Joneses lived at No. 29 Hyde Park Gate in London from 1928 until 1969, seven years after Sir Roderick's death, which means they were Winston Churchill and Jacob Epstein's neighbours for many of those years.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 176 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 936220987X
  • ISBN-13: 9789362209870
  • Item Weight: 264g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 1.00mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Literary