Score: 3.5
From 19 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


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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...

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802194756


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal Book Description :

A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue). Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (The New York Times). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious ze...

Annabel
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

Annabel


  • Author : Kathleen Winter
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2010-06-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887842764


Annabel Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret — the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self — a girl he thinks of as "Annabel" — is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. Haunti...

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...

Boating for Beginners
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Boating for Beginners


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Noah's ark
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780749391515


Boating for Beginners Book Description :

"Do you understand the meaning of life?" asked Gloria. She knew that everyone sought this mysterious meaning because it was in all the magazines. Every month there was an article on how to be fulfilled and what to invest in when you were... oating for Beginners is a comic book with pictures. A pleasure boat company is transformed when the proprietor, Noah, is chosen by the 'One True God' to put 'sunny' faith back in the world and women back in the kitchen."...

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...