I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

"I Capture the Castle" is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her eccentric family living in a dilapidated English castle during the 1930s. Cassandra's father is a reclusive writer suffering from writer's block and her stepmother is a bohemian artist. The family's life changes dramatically when two American brothers inherit the estate. The novel, written in diary format, explores themes of love, poverty, and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

The 373rd greatest book of all time


Published
1948
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
143,000
Original Language
English

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