Dec 04, 2022
Open the Door
Posted by Catherine Carswell John Carswell

Free Read Open the Door - by Catherine Carswell John Carswell, Open the Door, Catherine Carswell John Carswell, Open the Door Joanna Bannerman capricious selfish and warm hearted passionately seeks life and loveliness The bustling streets of Glasgow at the turn of the century promise much greater excitement than the solid evangelical background she has known hitherto First published in this novel powerfully evokes the image of a young woman ensnared yet ultimately released by her caJoanna Bannerma Free Read Open the Door - by Catherine Carswell John Carswell - Open the Door, Open the Door Joanna Bannerman capricious selfish and warm hearted passionately seeks life and loveliness The bustling streets of Glasgow at the turn of the century promise much greater excitement than the soli

  • Title: Open the Door
  • Author: Catherine Carswell John Carswell
  • ISBN: 9780862416447
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
Free Read Open the Door - by Catherine Carswell John Carswell, Open the Door, Catherine Carswell John Carswell, Open the Door Joanna Bannerman capricious selfish and warm hearted passionately seeks life and loveliness The bustling streets of Glasgow at the turn of the century promise much greater excitement than the solid evangelical background she has known hitherto First published in this novel powerfully evokes the image of a young woman ensnared yet ultimately released by her caJoanna Bannerma

Free Read Open the Door - by Catherine Carswell John Carswell - Open the Door, Open the Door Joanna Bannerman capricious selfish and warm hearted passionately seeks life and loveliness The bustling streets of Glasgow at the turn of the century promise much greater excitement than the soli

Terry Mackenzie

Hugely enjoyed this book Found that Joanna s selfishness was so well explored that I felt as if she were an exasperating friend that you sometimes wanted to shake The pain of her mothers death and her trip to Edinburgh with Louis Pender was profound.


Perry Whitford

Open the Door is the highly autobiographical account of a young Scottish woman s sexual awakening and search for independence and happiness at the turn of the 20th century.Joanne Bannerman is an unconventional heroine of contradictory feelings and sudden passions a woman whose impressions always seem to be in conflict, finding something to dislike even in the things she most likes, experiencing disappointment in triumph always the dual revelation Defying the Evangelist influence of her mother sh [...]


Elaine

I really wanted to like this book and there were sections when I enjoyed reading about the adventures and escapades of Joanna Bannerman from Glasgow to Italy to London but Carswell puzzled me sometimes with the intellectual powers that she conveyed on her heroine Sometimes Joanna sounded like a philosopher and from her other personality characteristics that ability didn t jibe with the ordinary human being she was.There were many trite descriptions and passages in the book that were tedious and [...]


Margaret

I may try to write this up in detail later, but let s just say it was a disappointment after I d quite liked The Camomile I never got on with the self absorbed heroine or her selfish love interest, I thought the plot was all over the place, and the ending seemed tacked on.


Pamela Scott

Open the Door will go down in dubious history as one of the worst books I ve ever had the displeasure to read I did not have good expectations of Open the Door to start with and it was worse than I d set myself up for.Open the Door just didn t do anything for me I m sure there are people out there who think it s great I m glad it s over and I hope the damn thing never crosses my path again.There are so many things wrong with Open the Door and I don t have time to go into them all in a lot of the [...]


Bob

The Virago Modern Classics series so consistently pleases me that it makes the well of the world s good books seem quite bottomless Part, though not all, of their stock in trade is the elegantly written bildungsroman by someone who never quite equals her debut, from a time when people somehow made good writing seem a lot effortless Catherine Caswell published only one other novel, but remained a woman of letters, writing two biographies, most significantly one of D.H Lawrence of whom she was an [...]


Jim Jones

Despite a somewhat predictable and sappy ending, this feminist classic of growing up in Glasgow in the 1890 s is filled with beautiful writing and a riveting plot The story revolves around an artistic woman who grows up in an Evangelical Scottish family She eventually questions and rebels against what she has been taught about religion, family, and fulfillment After a tragic affair with a married man in London, the protagonist finds her way back to her childhood haunts and early lessons about lo [...]


Katherine

I seem to be on a kick of reading novels about outsiderish young women having affairs with older men in London in the 1920s first Voyage in the Dark and now this Other than the superficial plot resemblance, the two books couldn t be different Jean Rhys uses such spare, economical language whereas Catherine Carswell apparently never met a flower, or a flowery description, she didn t like It was a bit much, and yet I enjoyed it once I got into it.


Mary

This follows the life of Joanna and the choices she makes regarding love.It was so sad the pain she went through when her mother died.I m so glad she ended up with Lawrence instead of Louis the older married man.A very moving book of the time.


Jennifer

I would have liked it if I d sat down and read for longer lengths of time I did enjoy the last chapter, curative and mind clearing nature of Mother Nature.



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