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[Reading] ➼ The Polyglots Author William Gerhardie – Nessville.me The Polyglots is the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East in the uncertain years after World War I and the Russian Revolution The tale is recounted by their dryly conceited youn[Reading] The Polyglots Author William Gerhardie Nessville.me The Polyglots is the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East in the uncertain years after World War I and the Russian Revolution The tale is recounted by their dryly concei.

polyglots mobile The Polyglots MOBITed youn The Polyglots is the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East in the uncertain years after World War I and the Russian Revolution The tale is recounted by their dryly conceited young English relative Captain Georges Hamlet Alexander Diabologh.


Ted youn The Polyglots is the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East in the uncertain years after World War I and the Russian Revolution The tale is recounted by their dryly conceited young English relative Captain Georges Hamlet Alexander Diabologh.

Paperback  Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì

Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì William Alexander Gerhardie November – July was a British Anglo Russian novelist and playwrightWilliam Gerhardie by Norman Ivor Lancashire Photograph by Stella HarpleyGerhardie or Gerhardi he added the 'e' in later years as an affectation was one of the most critically acclaimed English novelists of the s Evelyn Waugh told him 'I have talent but you ha.

10 thoughts on “The Polyglots

  1. J. J. says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIOnce in awhile the planets seem to align around a work of fiction that seems designed for the reader that you are William Gerhardie's The Polyglots a 1925 chronicle of the elliptical lives of various western expatriates living in the far east seemed perfect If there was doubt Olivia Manning and Graham Greene are on hand to offer their recommendations We get the basics in the very first lines of the book I stood on board the liner halted in midstream and looked upon Japan my native land But let me say at once that I


  2. Justin Evans Justin Evans says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBISome fiction is disappointing and leaves you wishing the author had never intruded on your mind But some is disappointing in a way that makes you wish you'd read a different book by the same person; The Polygots is disappointing in this optimistic way Gerhardie starts out strong with a fabulously weird narrator nice social observation and charming comedy Then precisely nothing happens There are events particularly the uncle's death and the book has an arc Captain Georges Hamlet Alexander Diabologh arrives in Russified China lives there for some time goes back to England with his family but it's hard to see any intellectual or emotional development in the characters the narrative or for me at least the reader Now that's a real shame because on a less high falutin' level this is an exciting novel It's hovers somewhere between Evelyn Waugh Tolstoy and Rene Leys But a Waugh length novel with little plot can't


  3. Tundra Tundra says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBII reuested this book from the library and by the time it arrived I had forgotten how I had come across itfunny how that happens This story was written in 1925 and it’s strength lies in the author’s personal experience during this interwar time period in Far Eastern Europe his childhood and military career having occurred there This time period is a turbulent mix of nations regrouping and asserting themselves after WW1 and this is combined with internal upheaval in Russia While I’m sure I missed subtle and possibly not so subtle ironic stabs I enjoyed Gerhardie’s fictional Belgian family caught up in the midst of these events Definitely not a Russian family sagaWhile some parts of this story rolled alo


  4. Jonathan Norton Jonathan Norton says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIGerhardie's second attempt at using the material of his time in Siberia during the Allied Intervention The line


  5. Jay McNair Jay McNair says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIGosh this was a surprising and unusual book and tough to decide what I think I know it started out tolerable well and then I started really liking it and then I started loving it and then I wish it had ended in Shanghai or Hong Kong after 2nd read I like the endingIt's funny though rarely la


  6. Cliff Froggett Cliff Froggett says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIOdd dated slightly snobbish feel to it over and above the intended irony Cross dressing auto asphyxiating uncles and generals fleeing the advancing Bolsheviks tiresome flirtation and eually tiresome adultery with a cousin All human life is here but


  7. Realini Realini says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIThe Polyglots by William GerhardieNine out of 10An impressive number of titans role models brilliant writers have written with admiration and awe about The Polyglots and the immense talent of the author William Gerhardie while the book sits on the prestigious list compiled by the Guardian1000 Novels Everyone Must Read in the comedy s


  8. Braekeveldt Braekeveldt says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIHave you ever seen the speed of a woodworm gnawing through the wood That is about the speed of how the story unfolds in the polyglots There are moments one can appreciate such slow food for the brainsbut I was not in such a mood


  9. Nicole Nicole says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIIt starts off pretty good in a sort of Wodehouse or Saki esue mode which is pretty enjoyable Then the pompous narrator seems to shift into something that Gerhardie is taking seriously and you get an ending packed with monologues diatribes ponderings philosophical dialogues and out of nowhere tragedy that you are no longer meant to find amusing the earlish suicide is not in the tragedy category He rounds us off with an exhortation to buy his books because they're all poor now and that's it Three stars if you stop 50 pages from the end two if you continue to the bitter finale


  10. Dane Cobain Dane Cobain says:

    Paperback Ù The Polyglots ePUB Ì polyglots mobile, The Polyglots MOBIThis book was given to me by a friend with good taste and so I was expecting to enjoy it much than I did But the truth is that I found it kind of dull and I didn’t actually think much of it It reminded me of other classics in which it feels as though nothing much really happens It’s about the language itself than the actually story line which was negligible at best and that was a shame as far as I’m concernedStill it was okay I guess – not exactly gripping but the writing itself was okay It was occasionally over complicated but it wasn’t exactly torture There were lines here and there that I really liked a


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