I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

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I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments.

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"This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met. Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain captures the castle in her insightful, witty journal entries."--Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling

"What a lovely book is I Capture the Castle. It's as fresh as if it were written this morning, and as classic as Jane Austen. I'm very happy to have met it."--Donald E. Westlake

"A delicious, compulsively readable novel about young love and its vicissitudes. What fun!"--Erica Jong

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Dodie Smith

Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith, born in 1896 in Lancashire, England, was one of the most successful female dramatists of her generation. She wrote Autumn, Crocus, and Dear Octopus, among other plays. I Capture the Castle, her first novel, was written in the 1940s while she was living in America. An immediate success, it marked her crossover from playwright to novelist, and was produced as a play in 1954. Smith also wrote the novels The Town in Bloom, It Ends with Revelations, A Tale of Two Families, and The Girl in the Candle-Lit Bath, but she is best known today as the author of two highly popular stories for young readers: The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking. She died in 1990.

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I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312201654
ISBN10: 0312201656
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Includes 3 line drawings
$15.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312316167
ISBN10: 031231616X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages, Includes black-and-white drawings
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
April 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466842120
ISBN10: 1466842121
352 pages, Includes black-and-white drawings
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