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The green hat

Author: Michael Arlen
Publisher: London : Capuchin Classics, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s - the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the "bright young things" of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza surrounded by romantic intrigue, but beneath the glamour she is destined to be a tragic heroine. A perfect synecdoche, in fact: as the hat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Arlen
ISBN: 9780851152103 9780955519659 0955519659 0851152104
OCLC Number: 973576245
Description: 266 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Michael Arlen ; foreword by Kirsty Gunn.

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The Green Hat perfectly reflects the atmosphere of the 1920s - the post-war fashion for verbal smartness, youthful cynicism, and the spirit of rebellion of the "bright young things" of Mayfair. Iris Storm, femme fatale, races around London and Europe in her yellow Hispano-Suiza surrounded by romantic intrigue, but beneath the glamour she is destined to be a tragic heroine. A perfect synecdoche, in fact: as the hat is to the woman, so the words of the title are to an entire literary style. The success of the novel when it was first published in 1924 let to its adaptation for the screen, with Greta Garbo starring as Iris Storm.

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