Lost Empires

Lost Empires Richard Herncastle S Account Of His Life On The Music Hall, Alongside His Uncle Nick, In The Period Immediately Before The Outbreak Of The First World War In 1914.This Account Of Life In The Empire Theatres Of English Variety The Cast Is A Travelling Troupe Of Artistes Dancers, Comedians, Jugglers, Magicians Which Include A Murderer, A Depraved Beauty, A Brilliant Comedian In Decay, And The Greatest Conjurer On The English Stage He Is Knows As Ganga Dun To His Enormous Audience, And As Uncle Nick To The Narrator Of The Story.Young Herncastle Is A Good Looking Yorkshire Boy, Ambitious As A Painter, Whom His Uncle Sweeps Away From A Dreary Office Job Into The Nomadic, Boozy, Evanescently Amorous Life Of Variety Performers On Tour With Them He Learns The Exacting Craft Of The Stage And Avidly Explores The First Yearnings And Triumphs Of Both Sex And Love. After some preliminary gasping and spluttering, when Uncle Nick pretended I wasn t there still watching him, he moved off, and a minute later he had vanished into the mist and smoke of the late October afternoon I had three large glasses of champagne inside me I had just agreed to exchange an office stool and a sensible life in Bruddersford for some unimaginable music hall hocus pocus I was only twenty and had never been away from homeTo locate the 2016 reader right away, the context of Lo After some preliminary gasping and spluttering, when Uncle Nick pretended I wasn t there still watching him, he moved off, and a mi
Ok, I gave this 124 pages and I m just not enjoying it So many people love this so don t let me turn you off trying it I just wasn t feeling a connection to either the characters who are not very likeable or the overall feel of the story, which is rather unhappy and coarse.Also, in case you re wondering, this isa slice of life story than plot driven.I still have a few other J.B Priestley s to try so let s hope that when I get to them they hit the spot.CONTENT PROFANITY liberal use Ok, I gave this 124 pages and I m just not enjoying it So many people love this so don t let me turn you off trying it I just wasn t feeling a con
I love this 1965 J P Priestley novel so much I ve read it four times A young man s peep into a smoke swirling, footlit world as he verges on adulthood, this is classy, intriguing and sad to put down when finished.In the last months of peace before World War I, ambitious young painter cum clerk Richard Herncastle s mother s dies Not yet of age, he is taken under the wing of his maternal uncle Nick Ollanton, known publicly as Ganga Dun, the greatest conjurer on the English stage Leaving his I love this 1965 J P Priestley novel so much I ve read it four times A young man s peep into a smoke swirling, footlit world as he verges on adulthood, this is classy, intriguing and s
Bettie s Books Lost Empires takes us back into the world of the music hall in England in the early part of this century Mr Priestley s gift is characterization and here he takes us on a merry dance around the traps with as fell a cast as ever graced the none too genteel provincial stage It is a book with laughter for itself and for its comic characters and, as always with J B Priestley, it has its moments of social satire in which we can all, perhaps, feel we might be at home Like the longer, sturdier Lost Empires takes us back into the world of the music hall in England in the early part of this century Mr Priestley s gift is characterization and here he takes us on a merry dance around the traps with as fell a cast as ever graced the none too genteel provincial stage It is a book with laughter for itself and for its comic characters and, as always with J B Priestley, it has its moments of social satire
Brilliant novel, so touching, so endearing I read it again from time to time, and it never fails to cheer me up A novel written as a memoir, this is narrated by Richard Herncastle, the famous English painter Left poor and on his own at twenty, Richard is surprised to be rescued by the black sheep of the family, his Uncle Nick, a magician on the traveling music hall circuit of 1913 Becoming part of Nick s act, learning about thinking on one s feet and living with the people who made their living moving from stage to stage gives Richard experiences he never would have had in his tiny Northern town.On the A novel written as a memoir, this is narrated by Richard Herncastle, the famous English painter Left poor and on his own at twenty, Richard is surprised to be rescued by the black sheep of the family, his Uncle Nick, a magician on the traveling music hall circuit of 1913 Becoming part of Nick s act, learning about thinking on one s feet and living with the people who made their living moving from stage to stage gives Richard experiences he never would have had in his tiny Northern town.On the surface, this probably sounds like a book of sweet nostalgia for the days of the Edwardian music halls T
My brother loaned me this book as it is out of print I m still not sure if this is a novel made to read like a memoir or a real memoir In any case, I found it delightful The writing is very hokey, but is easily forgiven and a
The story of Richard Herncastle, a young lad from the North of England who goes to work for his stage magician uncle as WWI is about to break loose Not exactly great literature but highly entertaining This is the second novel I ve read by J.B Priestley The guy really knows how to tell a story. Really enjoyed this book Superbly written with some fascinating characters.

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Lost Empires
  • J.B. Priestley
  • English
  • 06 September 2019
  • 0434603139