Rosemary Sutcliff | Critical Essay by J. O. Prestwich

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Rosemary Sutcliff.
This section contains 144 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by J. O. Prestwich

Critical Essay by J. O. Prestwich

Rosemary Sutcliff has won a reputation as a writer of historical novels for children which always show care and sensitivity and sometimes distinction. Her recent work has been rather sombre in tone and over ornate in style. The Silver Branch, a story of Roman Britain, is a sequel to The Eagle of the Ninth, and shows Miss Sutcliff at her best. The time is the close of the third century: the theme the recovery of Britain by Rome after the reign of Carausius and the coup of Allectus…. It is a carefully constructed book with a firm dramatic theme, many admirable descriptive passages and vivid characters. (pp. 658-59)

J. O. Prestwich, in a review of "The Silver Branch," in New Statesman (© 1957 The Statesman & Nation Publishing Co. Ltd.), Vol. LIV, No. 1392, November 16, 1957, pp. 658-59.

(read more)

This section contains 144 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by J. O. Prestwich
Follow Us on Facebook