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Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

By Sue Townsend

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| School & Library Binding | 9780613684279

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Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary -- an e Continue

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary -- an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks. Monty Python, the Falklands campaign -- all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary--an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign--all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    很偶然, 知道作者Sue Townsend去世的消息, 便拿起這本當年就想看的書。

    一看, 果然為作者的幽默所吸引, 也喜歡上Adrian Mole這個人物。

    兩點可記:
    (1) 所謂英式幽默, 就是寫人的愚蠢, 卻隱隱然寄與同情。
    (2) 喜歡這本書, 還可能有些懷舊的意思, 裡面寫的情景、說話, 有不少是我在英治下的香港經歷過的。

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    Yanlaptak said on May 1, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    diario di adrian, adolescente sfigato, saccente e insopportabile- però capace di sprazzi di altruismo e momenti di tenerezza eccezionali. niente di originale, ma fa sorridere e descrive bene, con leggerezza e grazia, la vita di una famiglia inglese n ...(continue)

    diario di adrian, adolescente sfigato, saccente e insopportabile- però capace di sprazzi di altruismo e momenti di tenerezza eccezionali. niente di originale, ma fa sorridere e descrive bene, con leggerezza e grazia, la vita di una famiglia inglese negli anni del thatcherismo e traccia il ritratto di un ragazzo che affronta quotidianamente le sue piccole battaglie per essere sereno e sentirsi normale.

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    fiamma said on Apr 16, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Had a laugh!

    Discovered by chance Andrian Mole and had a good laugh! Definitely gonna read more of his adventures!

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    jaahbaba said on Mar 9, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Mi ero dimenticata quanto può essere rilassante fare la guardona e sbirciare - a spizzichi e bocconi, una paginetta o due ogni tanto - nel diario di Adrian Mole... Adolescente insopportabile e lagnoso, ma allo stesso tempo adorabile e tenerissimo. Qu ...(continue)

    Mi ero dimenticata quanto può essere rilassante fare la guardona e sbirciare - a spizzichi e bocconi, una paginetta o due ogni tanto - nel diario di Adrian Mole... Adolescente insopportabile e lagnoso, ma allo stesso tempo adorabile e tenerissimo. Quando pensi che si meriterebbe qualche ceffone, eccolo che molla tutto per andare a fare compagnia a un novantenne bisbetico con un cane più bisbetico ancora.
    Risate in agrodolce sui turbamenti adolescenziali e sulla società britannica ai tempi della Iron Lady.

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    Lucy van Pelt said on Oct 24, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    ES UN LIBRO MUY ENTRETENIDO, GRACIOSO, QUE REFLEJA CON TOTAL EXACTITUD EL DÍA A DÍA DE UN ADOLESCENTE.
    NOTA: 10.
    ADRI.

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    +QLectores said on Apr 23, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Muy divertido

    No había leído hasta ahora este libro porque el único conocimiento que tenía de él era el haber leído una adaptación súper corta para la asignatura de Inglés en algún curso de la ESO. En mi ignorancia, pensaba que era un libro para niños/adolescentes ...(continue)

    No había leído hasta ahora este libro porque el único conocimiento que tenía de él era el haber leído una adaptación súper corta para la asignatura de Inglés en algún curso de la ESO. En mi ignorancia, pensaba que era un libro para niños/adolescentes. Pero cuando lo vi en la biblioteca, con un comentario en la contraportada de Tom Sharpe (uno de mis escritores británicos favoritos que nunca recomiendo a nadie), no dudé en sacarlo y leerlo.

    ¡Es súper divertido y absurdo! Está escrito en forma de diario de un adolescente, Adrian Mole, desde que tiene 13 años y 3/4 hasta que cumple 15 más o menos, día por día. No es un libro para jóvenes, aunque lo pueden leer jóvenes, si sabéis a lo que me refiero. La visión que tiene el tal Adrian sobre política, la crisis matrimonial de sus padres, sus compañeros, la sociedad inglesa... y como la cuenta en su día a día es desternillante. Ha habido páginas en las que me he reído muchísimo. A diferencia de los de Tom Sharpe (cuyo humor es de un tipo demasiado especial y absurdo), recomiendo totalmente este libro para pasar un rato muy divertido.

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    Yukino said on Apr 23, 2011 | Add your feedback

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