NATIONAL VELVET BOOK
Parents need to know that Enid Bagnold's classic novel National Velvet stands with Anna Sewell's Black Beauty as one of the great books for horse lovers. National Velvet book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A butcher's daughter in a small Sussex town ends her nightly praye. National Velvet is a novel by Enid Bagnold (–), first published in . In the book The Piebald was occasionally abbreviated to The Pie. ^ "Those.
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When I was a girl and wanted a horse, I thought National Velvet, published in , was about a girl who wants a horse: a female version of. resourceone.info: National Velvet (): Enid Bagnold: Books. National Velvet (Dover Children's Classics) [Enid Bagnold] on resourceone.info * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The book is one that horse lovers of every age.
Black and red cloth. Fine in almost VG chipped dust jacket. James, Laurian. James Cummins Bookseller Published: Bookplate Edition: William Morrow and Co, Very Good-. Advance review copy ARC , bound in original pictorial dust jacket over wrappers.
A very good- copy in protective mylar. Mild wear and damstains covers. Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. Very Good- Edition: Bagnold, Enid. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition; First Printing.
Fading to red top edge. Chipping at spine ends, slightly affecting the title. Mild discoloration at spine on jacket. Faint stain at lower edge of rear panel. Waverley Books Published: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Edition: Bagnold, Enid London and Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd.
Octavo, pp. First edition.
Classic story of a fourteen year old girl whose horse wins the Grand National. Private owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, his signature and date 17 April neatly inked at upper edge of front free endpaper verso. Spine lean a fault common to this book , a very good copy with bright binding and clean interior; no dust jacket.
Currey, Inc. Used - Good.
Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Junior Deluxe Editions.
Very Good Condition. Beautiful book with crisp pages and tight binding. Great reading copy but shows some shelf wear and edge rubbing. I highly suggest that you choose expedited shipping. For a small fee you get priority shipping, insurance and a padded envelope for the best protection.
North Coast Trading Post Published: May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Basement Seller Published: Good Edition: Very Good. Very Good Edition: Mass Market Paperback. English Language. New Edition: Collectible - Good. First edition copy. Acceptable dust jacket. Slightly dampstained.
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Wonder Book Condition: Good condition. Owner's name on inside.
Quarter cloth, pp. No price on dust jacket. Plain endpapers. A very tiny nick on the top of spine, otherwise fresh, like NEW. The story was made famous by the film, National Velvet, starring the young Elizabeth Taylor as Velvet. Fine in fine dust jacket, protected with a Brodart mylar cover.. Quarter Cloth. William Morrow and Co.. First U. A VG copy, has moderate rubbing to the edges, spine lettering a little dull.
Inside is clean, tight. Dearly Departed Books Published: VG Edition: Taylor was 12 years old in her first starring role.
First edition, Black and dark pink cloth printed in silver gilt, no dustjacket. The book has some light shelf rubbing, uneven fading to the pink cloth good hinges, sound text block, name in pencil at top of front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. National Velvet Enid Bagnold Heinemann, Blue cloth showing general shelf-wear for age.
Gilt lettering on spine still bright. Stephen Howell Published: Previous ownner's name on front endpaper. Light fading to top of book spine. Dust jacket has piece missing from spine about one inch diameter Chipping to bottom of spine with a small piece out.
Corners bumped. Midway Used and Rare Books Published: One day they both watch The Piebald jump over a five-foot-high cobbled fence to escape a field. Mi remarks that "a horse like that'd win the National". In addition to inheriting several horses from one of her father's customers, Velvet also wins The Pie, her dream horse. After riding him in a local gymkhana , she and Mi seriously consider entering the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree racecourse and train the Piebald accordingly.
Velvet wins the race, but is disqualified for dismounting too soon after she slides off the saddle due to exhaustion, and her gender is discovered in the first-aid station.
The racing world is both dismayed and fascinated by a young girl's winning its toughest race. Velvet and The Piebald become instant celebrities, with Velvet and her family nearly drowning in notoriety echoing her mother's unsought fame after swimming the English Channel , complete with merchandising.
Velvet strongly objects to the publicity, saying The Piebald is a creature of glory who should not be cheapened in tabloid trash and newsreels. She insists that she did not win the race, the horse did, and she simply wanted to see him go down in history.
The National Hunt Committee finds no evidence of fraud, exonerates all involved, and Velvet and her family return to their ordinary lives; or rather, Velvet goes on "to her next adventures", for clearly she is a person to whom great things happen. Film adaptation[ edit ] The novel was made into a more or less faithful, highly successful film version in , starring twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney , with Donald Crisp , Anne Revere and a young Angela Lansbury.
In the film was voted the ninth best American film in the sports genre. In this version her horse was named King.Horse Books 12 24 May 13, I wonder what I would have thought of the story had I read it as a youngster?
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I traced paper horses myself, had Breyer horse miniatures that filled my closet. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Nor it is really about horses, although the dramatic climax of the book has 14 year old Velvet disguised as a boy winning the Grand National on an appallingly muddy and foggy course.
I also came out the book knowing a little bit more about horses, which certainly isn't a bad thing.
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