The Beguiled

The Beguiled

The Beguiled Wounded and near death a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies Almo

  • Title: The Beguiled
  • Author: Thomas Cullinan
  • ISBN: 9780143132400
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuatWounded and near death, a young Union Army corporal is found in the woods of Virginia during the height of the Civil War and brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies Almost immediately he sets about beguiling the three women and five teenage girls stranded in this outpost of Southern gentility, eliciting their love and fear, pity and infatuation, and pitting them against one another in a bid for his freedom But as the women are revealed for what they really are, a sense of ominous foreboding closes in on the soldier, and the question becomes Just who is the beguiled

    The Beguiled Jun , Directed by Sofia Coppola With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. The Beguiled Jan , Directed by Don Siegel With Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris While imprisoned in a Confederate girls boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women s hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him. The Beguiled Rotten Tomatoes The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer director Sofia Coppola The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls boarding school Its sheltered young women take The Beguiled film Watch The Beguiled Prime Video Oct , First of all, it is the cast and setting that makes this fine shine Although THE BEGUILED is painfully slow moving at first, one can resist the charms of The Beguiled Movie Official Website Trailers and THE BEGUILED is Academy Award winning writer director Sofia Coppola s seventh film and third with Focus Features Lost in Translation, Somewhere Originally seen on screen in the Clint Eastwood vehicle, Coppola s interpretation of the Thomas Cullinan novel stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Collin Farrell.

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    "How deep do the layers of deception go, I wondered one day."I wasn't aware of this novel,until I saw an advert for Sofia Coppola's recent film version,starring Colin Farrell. I didn't know there was a 1971 version either (and I wouldn't watch a Clint Eastwood film if my life depended on it). So, being a Colin fangirl, I thought "well, I'll read the book and then I'll watch the film and find all kinds of fault with it,because I am an unashamed purist.And the only thing I'll admire is Colin's bro [...]

    At the end of this novel I was left sort of speechless, and left in awe after finishing it. As the blurb tells us, as the story begins we find ourselves in Virginia, "during the height of the Civil War." The residents of the Miss Martha Farnworth Seminary for Young Ladies find their routine interrupted when thirteen year-old Amelia Dabney is out picking mushrooms one day and comes upon a wounded Union soldier. Surrounded by cannon fire, she helps him to his feet and takes him to the school. Corp [...]

    ETA (6/15/17): I guess I better specify I'm referring to the 1971 film version with Clint Eastwood & Geraldine Page, now that Hollywood's lazy, unimaginative ass has decided to do another remake of something that was pretty perfect to begin with.Somewhere between a 3 and 3.5 A NUTSHELLA seemingly charming Irish soldier full of blarney and charisma is brought into a Virginia girls' school to be healed of his wounds in battle. But he ends up inflicting pain on nearly everyone before being sacr [...]

    BORING! I am giving 2 stars because I liked the atmosphere the author created but it was just so boring. This book was not on my radar but a friend suggested we read this and see the movie. It took me forever to read cuz it was so boring. Hope the movie is better. Did I mention I think it's boring? Moving on.

    3.5/5Like many people I think, I had never heard of The Beguiled before I had heard of Sofia Coppola’s adaptation (I wasn’t even aware of the adaptation of 1971 starring Clint Eastwood) (but then again I don’t care much for Clint Eastwood.) I watched the trailer and was entranced by what I saw: a gothic tale set in the Civil War with a wounded Union soldier rescued by *Southern belles* from an all-girls boarding school. This screamed of my favorite trope (dangerous girls and women) and whe [...]

    Thoroughly enjoyed this novel, set in the time of the American Civil War. I had not heard of this until the film came out, but never got to see it. The story has a feel of Gone with the Wind with a touch of the War of the Roses (film with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner) and was told from several different points of view. It took a while to get the characters straight but after that, I couldn't put it down! Slightly wordy in places, but a really good read for historical fiction lovers.An ARC [...]

    Parto col dire che le stelle in realtà sono 3.5.Questo libro l’ho trovato in biblioteca nelle novità. E siccome volevo andare a vedere il film, ma poi non sono riuscita a vederlo, ho colto l’occasione e l’ho preso al volo 😊.La storia è molto semplice. Durante la guerra civile, in un collegio femminile della Virginia, una delle ragazze porta un soldato dell’Unione ferito. Il libro è scritto dai punti vista delle cinque ragazze, delle due istitutrici e della serva di colore. Ogni ca [...]

    I picked it up ahead of Coppola's movie coming out this week and I honestly think this is going to be one of those cases where the movie is better than the book. I've been waiting months for the book to come out of out-of-print status.1) It's told from alternating points of view. It becomes a really fascinating example of unreliable narration because the various views correct each other and you come to read through the lies each of them believes about themselves. But there are 8 goddamn women an [...]

    Upon seeing a trailer for the upcoming Sofia Coppola remake, I was quick to pick up the creepy and disturbing 1971 film adaptation of this book, which piqued my interest in the source material. Tracking down a copy was a challenge, but my local library's interlibrary loan came to the rescue and got an old, battered edition into my hot little hands. Unfortunately, after all of that buildup and trouble, I was left unsatisfied after finishing. There is an intriguing tale centered on lies and isolat [...]

    I found him in the woodsOk, this is a crazy-mad piece of fiction which takes the Southern Gothic genre and ramps it up so far that it teeters on the brink of bonkers black comedy - yet I enjoyed it hugely. Set against the American Civil War, a group of girls and women are holed up in a schoolhouse while the fighting goes on around them. The introduction of a wounded soldier into this hothouse atmosphere releases high emotions of sexuality, jealousy, passion and lies and not a little violence. On [...]

    Nel Collegio per signorine di Miss Martha Farnsworth sono rimaste solamente cinque allieve.Siamo nella Virginia insanguinata dalla guerra civile, tra l’eco di un cannone e un colpo di fucile la vita della scuola diretta dall’austera Miss Martha scorre lenta e sempre uguale: lezioni di cucito, musica e francese, le incombenze domestiche, i pasti e le preghiere.In questo mondo tutto al femminile irrompe il caporale John McBurney, disertore dell’esercito nordista gravemente ferito.Assediate d [...]

    Splendido crescendo, nella storia come nel tono in cui viene raccontata dalle protagoniste, verso un finale gelido come si attiene all'educazione di una brava donna della confederazione.L'alternarsi delle protagoniste nel raccontare la vicenda aggiunge sapore al racconto.

    Sabba nel collegio per signorineCosa accadrebbe se il diavolo andasse a far visita ad un'allegra brigata di belle ed innocenti fanciulle? Cosa accadrebbe se il luogo, dove queste belle fanciulle si sono isolate, le avesse cambiate a tal punto da renderle pericolose? Cosa accadrebbe se queste innocenti fanciulle fossero diventate un po' streghe? Ovviamente non streghe nel significato letterale del termine, ma in quello metaforico. L'isolamento cambia le persone. È un dato di fatto cui non si pu [...]

    You know how you read A Rose for Emily and your mind was blown? Well, The Beguiled tries so hard to capture that magic but fails It's slow it's boring and when you're finally at the point where something does happen YOU DON'T FUCKING CARE anymore.

    It took me over twenty years to track down and read this book after seeing the 1971 Clint Eastwood/Geraldine Page film on cable, and I was not disappointed in the least.

    3.25 stars. This book was really slow. At times it was great, but for the most part it was just good. Review to come.

    this is one I might return to eventually and write a proper review about(can't wait to see coppola's version tomorrow ah!)

    3.5 The impetus for reading this was, of course, the recent Cannes-winning Coppola film version (which I have yet to see), although I vaguely recall having read it before, way back after seeing the original 1971 film version which I re-watched about a quarter of the way through the book. Both film versions seem to diverge greatly from the original book, since the antagonist, John McBurney is a 20 year old blue-eyed, redheaded Irish boy here, which fits neither Eastwood nor Farrell (well, at lea [...]

    I'm finally finished and boy was this a long book!!! It was very detailed and I felt like I didn't want to miss any small detail but after a while if I expected to finish in this century, I had to start skimming. So I was enthralled when I saw the preview for the 2017 movie with Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. I was not impressed with the movie. Then I found out the original movie from 1971 with Clint Eastwood was on HBO so I watched it and it was better than the remake. Then I found out the bo [...]

    6/2/17I've been looking forward all spring for a movie tie-in edition of The Beguiled. I adore all these actresses and I'm one of the unpopular few who don't mind the film covers. You can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be picking up my copy next week.7/11/17I had been anticipating The Beguiled for months and it was just as wonderful as I wanted it to be. It was a slow burning, literal chemise-ripping, southern gothic fanfare. I loved all the ladies individually with their separate personalitie [...]

    Visit the locations in the novel An interesting book this one. It was good but not great and the pacing although should have been slow building was a bit too slow in the beginning. It’s quite a disturbing read in many ways – a solider arriving injured at a house in Virginia only to be tendered to by women who have no idea of the world outside. They at first feel threatened but it soon becomes clear that it might be him who should be afraid.There are several girls who give their viewpoint of [...]

    - Ho ricevuto una copia di questo libro in cambio di un'onesta recensione - I cannoni rumoreggiano, le città sono occupate, le famiglie dilaniate e nel collegio femminile di Miss Martha Farsnworth restano solo cinque allieve (e, in effetti, «si fa prima a fare l'appello che a dire come si chiama» il collegio).Una di queste giovani signorine, Amelia fa un "ritrovamento" particolare nel bosco vicino al collegio: un uomo, anzi uno yankee, ferito e sanguinolento. Dice di essere un caporale, di [...]

    Amazing that such an internal novel was made into a movie not once but twice. Told in the first person alternately,by the 5 students, black slave housekeeper and two sisters who run the school for young ladies in Virginia, only a few miles from some of the biggest battles of the Civil War. The moment wounded Northern soldier, the twenty year old and Irish born Johnny McBurney makes his appearance he has entered a simmering pot of adolescent jealousies and dramas just waiting for his presence to [...]

    I don't have much patience for novels which paint women is such an unflattering manner, especially when the author is male. Characters were nonsensical, pathetic, and so bored with their existence that the mere presence of a male in their vicinity had them all acting like brainless creatures.

    This book is a bit of a bitch to track down, but if you can find a reasonably priced copy, pick it up. It's a pity that this book (and the Clint Eastwood film) are not more widely remembered. Cullinan did a hell of a job with this. I have his other three novels, too, and look forward to each of them.

    It starts off great and things get really interesting towards the middle of the book but the ending is very unsatisfying - Cullinan ratchets the drama to the highest peak and then pulls back completely. It works as an unconventional approach but I didn't love it.

    DUE SIGNIFICATI"To beguile", in inglese, può assumere due significati, "sedurre" oppure "ingannare". E questo romanzo ha fatto con me entrambe le cose: se da un lato la trama e l'atmosfera inquietanti hanno reso la lettura un piacere, dall'altro le mie aspettative sono state tradite. Le quasi 500 pagine sono infatti fuorvianti, visto che il finale risulta insoddisfacente e precipitoso e le questioni più spinose vengono risolte con una nebulosa ipotesi, più che con una risposta vera e propria [...]

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