I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

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I Capture the Castle is a novel by Dodie Smith that tells the story of the Mortmain family through the eyes of Cassandra. Through poverty and the dawn of first love, Cassandra writes down her experiences in her journal.

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  • Julie Santos
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The setting and era of the 1930s sets the stage and makes this book a winner. Charming, interesting, and more complex than one might think given a 'teen girl book'. Very warm memoir style book that maintains interest."
  • Alfonso Lugo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "this looks like a good book that takes place during a stressful time. i'd like a more comprehensive list though"
  • Emily Garrett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love fantastic whimsical novels and this one captures my love for the genre exceptionally. This loving tales makes me want to eagerly turn the page so I can delve more into the story and its characters."
  • Willie Barrett
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is near perfect. Why haven't I read it before? I don't normally love first person narration because you're in one characters head and if the character is annoying you're stuck. Cassandra is not annoying; she's an amazing narrator. Fans of pride and prejudice, Jane Eyre, and the great Gatsby, this book is for you! "
  • Larry Sims
    Written on May 10, 2018
    " 20th century Britain has been a fascination of mine. I was glad to find and read I Capture the Castle. I Capture the Castle was not a typical 20th century Britain book. It was quite interesting and I could not put it down. Dodie Smith has a new fan."
  • Steven Morrison
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Lovely and very interesting story "
  • Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I bought a copy of this book in a used book store in my hometown, and I devoured it in one sitting. Cassandra is an easy narrator to like, being in her head is so refreshing."
  • Eric Lawrence
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Interesting and important story written in a unique way and from a differnet point of view. Very interesting of a read."
  • Tyler Howard
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The best book that Emma Watson has recommended is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in 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. "
    Vibhore Saxena
    Written on July 5, 2018
    "Welps, didn't think I'd be enthralled by the excerpts of I Capture the Castle. Bloody well written! Felt like I was in front of the girl listening to her tell me the story of her everyday life! "
  • Bobby Elliott
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Lots of novels are about writers, oddly enough. It's a strange but fitting genre, and this is a solid entry in it. This novel is told from the perspective of Cassandra Mortmain writing her experiences in a journal - and it's endlessly fascinating. This is a very human and raw experience in a unique format sure to endear itself to any literature fan. Try it!"
  • Samuel Maldonado
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "It's a pretty general question so anything involving that works well with this question and helps solve the needs of the person looking into a book that starts with I, J, or K. This book in particular is very well rated book so the person choosing this book made a good choice as the general view is it is a good well regarded book. I purchased this book myself and found it very well written and has a wonderful charm to it."
  • Peter Cooper
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I read this book in college when we were studying Greek mythology. This book was such an eye opener and made me like the class so much that I was motivated to discover more about the topic. Definitely recommend it. "
  • Yolanda Franco
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "While I hope the heroine of this novel had a happy ending, the description alone doesn't make it seem possible. I'm not sure this would be a book that would make someone happy unless it had a less than tragic ending but up until that point this actually sounds like a rather depressing book."
    Cynthia Martinez
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "I m so in looove with this novel! reading it felt like a whole adventure :D"
  • Aaron Grant
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I like reading older classic books. So after much research, I think I found the best book that came from the 1940s. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is an excellent novel that has great emotional experiences in it. "
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