RETELLING A STORY
The book I’m going to present you is a short romantic novel . The title of the romantic novel is «Amita». It is written by a famous English writer Rosamunde Pilcher. Rosamunde Pilcher is a British author of romance novels and mainstream women's fiction since 1949. Early in her career she was also published under the pen name Jane Fraser. She retired from writing in 2000. Her son is the writer Robin Pilcher.
The story represents a 1st person narration with the elements of description, interlaced with dialogues and the inner monologue of the leading character.
This is story about memories, memories of childhood, about broken dreams, and of course about human relationships. The author draws our attention to the problem of intermarriage in the early 20th century and their rejection by society. The idea can be stated as follows white people are considered to be superior then colour people and they do not care what is this person. In my opinion, the general mood of the extract is lyrical, melodramatic and emotional.
The given text opens with the preface from which the reader finds out that the action takes place in our days, the protagonist of the book Laura read the obituary in the newspaper: «Tolliver. On the 8th July, in her 90th year, Daisy Tolliver, daughter of the late Sir Henry Tolliver, some time Governor of the Province of Barana, and Lady Tolliver. Private cremation. » and after reading she comes back to her childhood memories. In the first part Laura describes her family and their neighbors Tolliver family. Her father was in the Indian Civil Service, posted to Barana to run the Port and River Department. His terms of duty ran for 4 years, when he would disappear out of their lives completely and return for 6 months leave that passed like a perpetual holiday. When her mother was in her 1st Indian trip, she met with Lady Tolliver. Lady Tolliver was friendly. Can you imagine! The friendship which sprang up between them was an...
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