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The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories

The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories By Beryl Markham Mary S. Lovell The Splendid Outcast Beryl Markham s African Stories These eight stories share many of the themes and interests found in West withthe Night Ms Markham s lifelong fascination with horses her experiences asa pilot and her deep love for Africa

  • Title: The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories
  • Author: Beryl Markham Mary S. Lovell
  • ISBN: 9780865473010
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories By Beryl Markham Mary S. Lovell These eight stories share many of the themes and interests found in West withthe Night Ms Markham s lifelong fascination with horses, her experiences asa pilot, and her deep love for Africa.
    The Splendid Outcast: Beryl Markham's African Stories By Beryl Markham Mary S. Lovell

    The Splendid Outcast Beryl Markham s African Stories by The same type of story of a strong woman making a name for herself in the wilds of colonial Africa, with romantic entanglements along the way, is here in Splendid Outcast There s even airplane piloting, as in Out of Africa, but this time the woman is driving. The Splendid Outcast Beryl Markham s African Splendid Outcaste is a group of short stories writting by Markham for popular magazines of the day and compiled by Mary Lowell Some of the stories are historical fiction, some are pure fiction and some are auto bio All are prefaced by Lowell with the rest of the story It was an enjoyable read but not up to West of the Night. Splendid Outcast Beryl Markham s African Splendid Outcaste is a group of short stories writting by Markham for popular magazines of the day and compiled by Mary Lowell Some of the stories are historical fiction, some are pure fiction and some are auto bio All are prefaced by Lowell with the rest of the story It was an enjoyable read but not up to West of the Night. The Splendid Outcast by George Fort Gibbs George Gibbs was an American writer best known for writing action and adventure novels, as well as spy thrillers in foreign lands One of them was s The Splendid Outcast. The Splendid Outcast by George Gibbs, Paperback Barnes Jul , The Splendid Outcast The operation on Jim Horton s skull had been successful and it was believed that he would recover The military man had been wounded in the head, shoulder and leg Out of his clouded brain, slowly, the facts came to him as he lay in his hospital bed. The Splendid Outcast The African Stories of Beryl Markham Oct , Splendid Outcaste is a group of short stories writting by Markham for popular magazines of the day and compiled by Mary Lowell Some of the stories are historical fiction, some are pure fiction and some are auto bio All are prefaced by Lowell with the rest of the story It was an enjoyable read but not up to West of the Night. the splendid outcast savi, e w Books the splendid outcast Hardcover January , by e w savi Author See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price New from Used from Hardcover Please retry . Hardcover from . Used from . Collectible from . The Book Review The Splendid Outcast Summary eNotes Of the eight tales in THE SPLENDID OUTCAST, three have been identified by the editor, English biographer Mary S Lovell, as being almost certainly by Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly The splendid outcast everyone at the auction knew that Jan , The splendid outcast everyone at the auction knew that the stallion was a killer yet two men came forward to bid against each other. The Splendid Outcast George Gibbs Free Download LibriVox recording of The Splendid Outcast by George Gibbs Read in English by Tony Oliva _What else _ What else had happened Something to do with the remarkable likeness between himself and Harry The likeness, so strong that only their own mother had been able to tell them apart Memory came to him with a rush.

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    1. Hannah on said:

      These short stories not on par with West with the Night in terms of style or quality which may lend validity to the claim that WwtN wasn t 100% Beryl s writing.Nonetheless, I still enjoyed all the stories and look forward to reading a biography of this intrepid and fascinating woman.

    2. Ruth on said:

      I loved West With the Night, so I was looking forward to this one Pah Let s establish right up front that when I was a kid we had horses I love their soft velvety lips with the prickly chin whiskers, their smooth coats, the way they twitch their skin to flick off the flies, their welcoming nickers, the way they swoosh air out their nostrils, their horsey, sweaty smell But they re animals, dammit I ve had it with books that give them human characteristics As if horse characteristics were not enou [...]

    3. ambyr on said:

      Many of these stories are of interest for historical value and as fuel to the continued debate about Markham s authorship of West with the Night than as literature Even the editor admits that some, particularly those in the third section, are trite, pablum written for the sake of an income rather than out of any real artistic drive But there are a few gems here Something I Remember comes closest to capturing the tone of West with the Night, and The Splendid Outcast packs tension and emotion int [...]

    4. Phil on said:

      The last three stories are a little on the romantic side but I did enjoy the book as whole.

    5. Kate on said:

      Consider this a distilled Out of Africa The same type of story of a strong woman making a name for herself in the wilds of colonial Africa, with romantic entanglements along the way, is here in Splendid Outcast There s even airplane piloting, as in Out of Africa, but this time the woman is driving I liked Beryl Markham better than Karen Blixen Isak Dinesen because she was a little spunkier and charming I read this as a young adult and it has stayed with me all these years definitely a memorable [...]

    6. Sara on said:

      I remember Beryl Markham s West With the Night which I read 29 years ago as one of my favorite books ever Several of these stories seem an extension of her autobiography, and all are beautifully written reminding me of the value of punch and brevity in a short story Plus she writes exquisitely about horses

    7. Rita on said:

      Having recently read Circling the Sun , a historical fiction about Beryl Markham, I was inspired to read stories written by Beryl Markham This book of short stories was a wonderful introduction to the world of adventure that Ms Markham lived.

    8. Susan on said:

      The stories were uneven, but gave insight into Beryl s life Worth reading

    9. Laurel Kathleen on said:

      Reminded me of the O Henry short stories where there s always twist at the end A mash of up those with her awesome autobiography West With the Night.

    10. Claxton on said:

      Flashes of brilliance, but a big letdown after West with the Night, one of the most beautiful books I ve read.

    11. Lisa Taylor on said:

      Well written short stories of Africa, horse racing and flying

    12. Fayette on said:

      Although not as well written as West with The Night, this book of short stories by the same author is a nice companion to it.

    13. Tiffany on said:

      My first thought starting this book was, it s no West With the Night And it isn t, but it has a separate charm She s a natural storyteller and the words seem to flow together with ease Some of these short stories are legitimate page turners Had I read this book first and then discovered the clearly superior West With the Night, I would have wept at the thought that this was all there would be from her West was so engaging and beautiful and profound But catching the short stories second became a [...]

    14. Emily on said:

      A collection of 8 stories written by Beryl Markham, who is famous for her transAtlantic flight detailed in West with the Night The stories have to do mostly with her time in Africa training racehorses The stories were fine, but I didn t find them very memorable There has been controversy that Beryl Markham didn t actually write her seminal work Honestly, considering 4 of the 8 stories were co written with her husband, I could see some validity in the case against her I read one story a day, just [...]

    15. Carol on said:

      Another book read while I was in Africa Although there are debates concerning the actual authorship of the stories in this book, I think they should be read and enjoyed as they are no matter who wrote them Each of the stories has connection to the interesting life of Beryl Markham, either as a pilot, horse trainer or world traveler Some of the happy ending stories were obviously written for the women s magazine readers in the 1940 s, but they all contain fascinating details about like in Africa [...]

    16. Jewel on said:

      This is a series of short stories or essays The first three are excellent and the others very good Be sure to read the introduction The richness of her writing is reminiscent of her autobiography West With The Night Ernest Hemingway said this about that book and it s author She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer She can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves writers I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a [...]

    17. Sally on said:

      Actually, since the compiler said that the last four of the eight stories were ghostwritten, I only read the first four They were all good, but I especially liked the fourth The first three stories might have been at home as chapters of Beryl s wonderful memoir, West with the Night, but the fourth, Brothers Are the Same , was written in the third person about a protagonist, clearly not Beryl, inside whose skin she nevertheless puts the reader with vivid immediacy.

    18. Liz on said:

      Her writing is lovely, although the subject matter is remote from my interests.

    19. Megs on said:

      After West With the Night, this book was a tremendous let down There are a few gems of short stories in this book, but they are few and far between Some of the short stories are co written with another author and they lose the poetic beauty that was found in WWTN The characters are mostly flat and stereotyped I would not recommend reading the entire book, but rather picking out the worthwhile selections.

    20. Leslie on said:

      This is another Beryl Markham biography that is not at all flattering Someone else actually wrote it when she was quite old already I was quite disillusioned actually She was profoundly selfish I rather wish I d never read it It was ages ago It does have nice old photographs which are probably the best part of the book.

    21. Dav'neStahley on said:

      Not great literature, but as I loved Out of Africa I wanted to read it I, who was not a great horse lover as a young girl and really don t know much about horses, did enjoy the horse chapters The flying chapters, while interesting, were a bit sophomoric Yet, I do love Beryl Markham.

    22. Janet on said:

      I read some of her horse stories in anthologies of horse stories for girls as a child, and read West with the Night in my 20s I m imprinted, so I enjoyed some of this collection Your mileage may vary.

    23. Sienna on said:

      A mixed bag, but worthwhile if, like me, you read and loved Markham s West with the Night.

    24. Dottie on said:

      Interesting editorial commentary accompanies these stories Never having read Markhm, I found the book of interest from that standpoint as well as from the pure enjoyment of the stories.

    25. Anne on said:

      Some of the stories are just marvelous and writing so descriptive Other stories didn t seem fully flushed out.

    26. Catherine Richmond on said:

      This is the rare instance where an author s life is so interesting that her fiction pales in comparison to her autobiography.

    27. Donna on said:

      I enjoyed these African stories I also plan to read West With the Night by the same author, Beryl Markham.

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