Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author: Jeanette Winterson
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Gay
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The New York Times–bestselling author’s Whitbread Prize–winning debut—“Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World).   When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson’s extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl’s adolescence.   Jeanette is a bright and rebellious o...

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Study Guide

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Study Guide


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  • Release Date : 2011-12-21
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The Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit....

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409088561


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Description :

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming...

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 83 Ratings

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802198724


Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Description :

The New York Times–bestselling author’s Whitbread Prize–winning debut—“Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World). When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson’s extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl’s adolescence. Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is a...

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 67 Ratings

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Discrimination
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099562993


Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book Description :

The is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days' ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession....

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409088561


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Description :

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming...

The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


  • Author : Anonym
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2010-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640769803


The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: In terms of genre, Jeanette Winterson's 1985 novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit is definitely groundbreaking. The author uses autobiographical elements, elements of the female Bildungsroman but also of the typical coming out novel. Furthermore, besides many allusions to other literary works and an enormous use of intertextuality, Winterson constructs girlhood through fantasy, myth, and fairy tales which challenge the expectations about any conventional novel. As Paulina Palmer describes, in Oranges "Examples of realism, fantasy and anti-realism flourish side by side," co-exist and intermingle wit...

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson


  • Author : Margaret Reynolds
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0099437678


Jeanette Winterson Book Description :

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the writer's works, together with an in-depth interview relating specifically to the texts under discussion. Each guide deals with the writer's themes, genre and narrative technique and a close reading will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Texts: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit The Passion Sexing the Cherry The Powerbook...

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307401267


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal Book Description :

Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life: when Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search fo...

Lighthousekeeping
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Lighthousekeeping


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307366610


Lighthousekeeping Book Description :

Motherless and anchorless, red-headed Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, located at the isolated northwestern tip of Scotland. Pew teaches her to “man the light” but more importantly he tells her ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every life, not least those of the local inhabitants. One local, Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman who loved one woman but married another, opens like a map that Silver must follow. Caught in her own particular darknesses, she embarks on an Ulyssean sift through the stories we tell ourselves, stories of love and loss, of passion and regret, stories of unending journeys that move through places and ...

The World and Other Places
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The World and Other Places


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307763624


The World and Other Places Book Description :

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson's delectable first novel, announced the arrival of 'a fresh voice with a mind behind it,' as Muriel Spark has written. 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent deeply abides'--and her reputation and accomplishment have grown with each of her five subsequent novels. Now, with her first collection--seventeen stories that span her entire career--Jeanette Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. Whether transporting us to bizarre new geog-raphies--a world where sleep is illegal, an island of diamonds where the rich wear jewelry made of coal--or revealing so perfectly, so exactly, the joy and pain of owning a brand-new dog, she proves herself a master of th...

The Daylight Gate
Score: 3
From 17 Ratings

The Daylight Gate


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802193025


The Daylight Gate Book Description :

“A gripping and grisly gothic tale” of Alice Nutter and the 17th century Pendle witch hunt by the Whitbread Award-winning author of The Passion (The Guardian, UK). England, 1612. Less than a decade after the infamous Gunpowder Plot nearly took his life, King James I is paranoid about conspirators and obsessed with heresy. Across the country, laws against Catholicism and witchery are fanatically enforced. On Good Friday, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter. Shrouded in mystery and gifted with eternally youthful beauty, Alic...