[E-Book] ✓ Benighted | By ↠ J.B. Priestley #2020
Benighted By J.B. Priestley Philip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel are driving through the mountains of Wales when a torrential downpour washes away the road and forces them to seek shelter for the night They take refuge in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family and their brutish servant Morgan Determined to make the best of the circumsPhilip and Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger Penderel are driving through the mountains of Wales when a torrential downpour washes away the road and forces them to seek shelter for the night They take refuge in an ancient, crumbling mansion inhabited by the strange and sinister Femm family and their brutish servant Morgan Determined to make the best of the circumstances, the benighted travellers drink, talk, and play games to pass the time while the storm rages outside But as the night progresses and tensions rise, dangerous and unexpected secrets emerge On the house s top floor are two locked doors behind one of them lies the mysterious, unseen Sir Roderick Femm, and behind the other lurks an unspeakable terror Which is deadly the apocalyptic storm outside the house or the unknown horrors that await within And will any of them survive the night
John Boynton Priestley, the son of a schoolmaster, was born in Bradford in September 1894, and after schooling he worked for a time in the local wool trade Following the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Priestley joined the British Army, and was sent to France in 1915 taking part in the Battle of Loos After being wounded in 1917 Priestley returned to England for six months then, after going back to the Western Front he suffered the consequences of a German gas attack, and, treated at Rouen, he was declared unfit for active service and was transferred to the Entertainers Section of the British Army When Priestley left the army he studied at Cambridge University, where he completed a degree in Modern History and Political Science Subsequently he found work as theatre reviewer with the Daily News, and also contributed to the Spectator, the Challenge and Nineteenth Century His earliest books included The English Comic Characters 1925 , The English Novel 1927 , and English Humour 1928 His breakthrough came with the immensely popular novel The Good Companions, published in 1929, and Angel Pavement followed in 1930 He emerged, too, as a successful dramatist with such plays as Dangerous Corner 1932 , Time and the Conways 1937 , When We Are Married 1938 and An Inspector Calls 1947 The publication of English Journey in 1934 emphasised Priestley s concern for social problems and the welfare of ordinary people.During the Second World War Priestley became a popular and influential broadcaster with his famous Postscripts that followed the nine o clock news BBC Radio on Sunday evenings Starting on 5th June 1940, Priestley built up such a following that after a few months it was estimated that around 40 per cent of the adult population in Britain was listening to the programme.Some members of the Conservative Party, including Winston Churchill, expressed concern that Priestley might be expressing left wing views on the programme, and, to his dismay, Priestley was dropped after his talk on 20th October 1940 After the war Priestley continued his writing, and his work invariably provoked thought, and his views were always expressed in his blunt Yorkshire style.His prolific output continued right up to his final years, and to the end he remained the great literary all rounder His favourite amiong his books was for many years the novel Bright Day, though he later said he had come to prefer The Image Men.It should not be overlooked that Priestley was an outstanding essayist, and many of his short pieces best capture his passions and his great talent and his mastery of the English language He set a fine example for any would be author.
Benighted By J.B. Priestley
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Title: [E-Book] ✓ Benighted | By ↠ J.B. Priestley