The Thirty-First of June

The Thirty-First of June J.B. Priestley Lee Hanson
  • Title: The Thirty-First of June
  • Author: J.B. Priestley Lee Hanson
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  • Page: 462
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    About J.B. Priestley Lee Hanson


    1. John Boynton Priestley, the son of a schoolmaster, was born in Bradford in September 1894, and after schooling he worked for a time in the local wool trade Following the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Priestley joined the British Army, and was sent to France in 1915 taking part in the Battle of Loos After being wounded in 1917 Priestley returned to England for six months then, after going back to the Western Front he suffered the consequences of a German gas attack, and, treated at Rouen, he was declared unfit for active service and was transferred to the Entertainers Section of the British Army When Priestley left the army he studied at Cambridge University, where he completed a degree in Modern History and Political Science Subsequently he found work as theatre reviewer with the Daily News, and also contributed to the Spectator, the Challenge and Nineteenth Century His earliest books included The English Comic Characters 1925 , The English Novel 1927 , and English Humour 1928 His breakthrough came with the immensely popular novel The Good Companions, published in 1929, and Angel Pavement followed in 1930 He emerged, too, as a successful dramatist with such plays as Dangerous Corner 1932 , Time and the Conways 1937 , When We Are Married 1938 and An Inspector Calls 1947 The publication of English Journey in 1934 emphasised Priestley s concern for social problems and the welfare of ordinary people.During the Second World War Priestley became a popular and influential broadcaster with his famous Postscripts that followed the nine o clock news BBC Radio on Sunday evenings Starting on 5th June 1940, Priestley built up such a following that after a few months it was estimated that around 40 per cent of the adult population in Britain was listening to the programme.Some members of the Conservative Party, including Winston Churchill, expressed concern that Priestley might be expressing left wing views on the programme, and, to his dismay, Priestley was dropped after his talk on 20th October 1940 After the war Priestley continued his writing, and his work invariably provoked thought, and his views were always expressed in his blunt Yorkshire style.His prolific output continued right up to his final years, and to the end he remained the great literary all rounder His favourite amiong his books was for many years the novel Bright Day, though he later said he had come to prefer The Image Men.It should not be overlooked that Priestley was an outstanding essayist, and many of his short pieces best capture his passions and his great talent and his mastery of the English language He set a fine example for any would be author.


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    1. This story was turned into a musical movie by USSR crew in 1979 The plot line was changed a bit, but still it took place in two worlds, our realty and fictional Perador, on June 31, fictional lunar day.I ve just finished the book, Soviet film was based on, and frankly speaking I like the movie , it s romantic, and Sam is stronger and intelligent than the character in the book.But in general I enjoyed this book, it was funny reading, with lots of satire And I should say, villains were attractiv [...]

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    2. A charming piece of nonsense J B Priestley does A Connecticut Yankee at the court of King Arthur type of story in this short time slip novel An artist from an advertising agency finds himself whipped back in time to the Arthurian kingdom of Peladore A fast moving, short, purely comic novel with some light satire, no great shakes, but a minor delight.

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    3. A fast paced, sweet story mixing magic and business, The thirty first of June is one of my new favorites I could really hear the character s voices, and each one had a different or nicely mirroring personality.

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