Now, Voyager (2020)

Now, Voyager Olive Higgins Prouty Now Voyager Don t let s ask for the moon We have the stars The film that concludes with Bette Davis s famous words reaffirmed Davis s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes But few contempor
  • Title: Now, Voyager
  • Author: Olive Higgins Prouty
  • ISBN: 9781558614765
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
Now, Voyager Olive Higgins Prouty Don t let s ask for the moon We have the stars The film that concludes with Bette Davis s famous words, reaffirmed Davis s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman s self realization know its source Olive Higgins Prouty s 1941 novel Now, Voyager provides an even richer, deeper portrait of the inner Don t let s ask for the moon We have the stars The film that concludes with Bette Davis s famous words, reaffirmed Davis s own stardom and changed the way Americans smoked cigarettes But few contemporary fans of this story of a woman s self realization know its source Olive Higgins Prouty s 1941 novel Now, Voyager provides an even richer, deeper portrait of the inner life of its protagonist and the society she inhabits Viewed from a distance of than 60 years, it also offers fresh and quietly radical takes on psychiatric treatment, traditional family life, female desire, and women s agency.Boston blueblood Charlotte Vale has led an unhappy, sheltered life Lonely, dowdy, repressed, and pushing 40, Charlotte finds salvation at a sanitarium, where she undergoes an emotional and physical transformation After her extreme makeover, the new Charlotte tests her mettle by embarking on a cruise and finds herself in a torrid love affair with a married man which ends at the conclusion of the voyage But only then can the real journey begin, as Charlotte is forced to navigate a new life for herself While Now, Voyager is a tear jerking romance, it is at the same time the empowering story of a woman who finds the strength to chart her own course in life who discovers love, sex, and even motherhood outside of marriage and who learns that men are, ultimately, dispensable in the quest for happiness and fulfillment.Olive Higgins Prouty 1882 1974 , like many of her characters a wealthy Bostonian, was the author of ten novels, including Stella Dallas 1923 , which became the basis for three films and a long running radio serial A graduate of Smith College, Prouty endowed a writer s scholarship at Smith that was received by Sylvia Plath, who later portrayed her patron unflatteringly in The Bell Jar.Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid 20th century From mystery to hard boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era Enjoy the series Bedelia The Blackbirder Bunny Lake Is Missing By Cecile The G String Murders The Girls in 3 B In a Lonely Place Laura Mother Finds a Body Now, Voyager Skyscraper Stranger on Lesbos Women s Barracks.
Now, Voyager Olive Higgins Prouty Now, Voyager Oct , Directed by Irving Rapper With Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman. Now, Voyager Now, Voyager Rotten Tomatoes Now, Voyager Critics Consensus Now, Voyager is a Hollywood swooner with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid in a melodrama to end all melomers. Now, Voyager Keepcase Casey Robinson, Bette Jul , Now, Voyager DVD Academy Award winner Bette Davis stars with Paul Henreid in one of thegreatest screen romances of all time Now, Voyager.Young Charlotte Vale Davis leads a deeply repressed life, sufferingunder a domineering mother, until psychiatrist Dr Jaquith ClaudeRains encourages her to emerge from her cocoon. Watch Now, Voyager Prime Video Bette Davis magically plays Charlotte Vale, a spinster who defies her domineering mother fellow Oscar nominee Gladys Cooper to discover love, heartbreak and eventual contentment. Now, Voyager The Criterion Collection Made at the height of Davis s reign as the queen of the woman s picture and bolstered by an Oscar winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self discovery. Now, Voyager by Olive Higgins Prouty Now, Voyager is the third installment in the Vale family saga written by Prouty in the s and s This book is about Charlotte Vale, the spinster aunt and her incredible transformation After a nervous breakdown, Charlotte is sent to Cascade to recover It is a forward thinking, psychiatric facility in Now, Voyager Overview TCM Jun , Overview of Now, Voyager, , directed by Irving Rapper, with Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, at Turner Classic Movies Now, Voyager Full Cast Crew Now, Voyager cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and .

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  1. classic reverie

    I am always on the lookout for novels of classic movies I have seen in the past especially ones that I loved, and in doing this I came across Now, Voyager Usually when a story is turned into a movie there are many changes to fit the ideas of the producers directors, and this story had very little changes The most dramatic change is the male leading character who in the movie is played by Paul Henrid if you know that actor you could not see him as the American J.D in the least In the movie he has [...]

  2. Rachel

    Four stars might be a little high, but this classic pulp lived up so nicely to its reputation I wanted to reward it Truly a Delightful Romp with some real social commentary underneath the trappings of a classic women s novel.

  3. Hannah

    Everyone knows about this movie and of course Jerry, let s not ask for the moon We already have the stars But how many of you knew that this was a book first Huh Not only is it a book, but it s actually the third is a series of five books Right The things we learn Also foxes don t hibernate Charlotte Vale is the daughter of the wealthy Boston Vales She is considerably younger then her three older brothers, having been a slight miscalculation in the old birth control cycle As a result she is rais [...]

  4. Karen

    It s being newly marketed as pulp and I suppose it is, but I tend to think of pulp has having some seedy elements murder, blackmail really, a gun should show up somewhere This book is far too civilized for stuff like that It s women s fiction kind of a romance, but entirely centered on the inner life of the female protagonist I was amazed at how closely the movie stuck to the book, with many of the best lines of dialogue lifted straight from the novel.

  5. Cherese A. Vines

    Now, Voyager is the third installment in the Vale family saga written by Prouty in the 1930s and 1940s This book is about Charlotte Vale, the spinster aunt and her incredible transformation.After a nervous breakdown, Charlotte is sent to Cascade to recover It is a forward thinking, psychiatric facility in the early 1940s Her doctor, Dr Jaquith, then sends Charlotte on a cruise alone to try out the coping skills she learned Charlotte has never been anywhere without her domineering mother and so t [...]

  6. the gift

    read this book several years ago, just saw it on library shelf, remembered the movie, took out a lit crit book on it at the same time perhaps this has to do with it being once so popular, wanted to read what romantic fantasy was like back then perhaps this is why I remember it fondly inspired another look at the movie, some searching for other books of the same series feminist press as a counterbalance to the misogynist crime pulps that appeared then, this gives a good idea of what women want, w [...]

  7. lindsay

    I d recommend this book to anyone who anyone who enjoys quaint 1940s romances or has an interest in feminist literature The movie with Bette Davis is much better although quite faithful to the story , but the book is certainly an entertaining quick read.

  8. Chaitra

    It s not that I didn t appreciate the book itself, but nothing beats Bette Davis I think that s the problem with having watched the movie before the book, because the movie was fairly close to the book Except, I recall it being set in the Caribbean, but then it was probably because of the war in Europe.I would have said it was a basic romantic plot, with a makeover and all, but the hero is no one s idea of a hero He s a wimp he starts an affair with a woman he knows is emotionally vulnerable, wi [...]

  9. Elizabeth

    Charlotte Vale, of the Boston Vales, is the only daughter, and much younger than her brothers She is the spinster aunt, and lives to serve every beck, call, and whim of her mother, the domineering matriarch of the family, who has never actually liked her daughter Charlotte, weighed down by the stress of constantly being subjected to the criticism and demands of her mother, and the hen pecking from many of her relatives, has a nervous breakdown After several months in a sanitarium called The Casc [...]

  10. Meredith Galman

    After my recent disappointment withThe African Queen , I was quite relieved to find that this book is quite worthy of another of my favorite movies The movie follows the story closely and lifts much of the significant dialog verbatim The story is richer in detail, giving insight into the motivations of Charlotte, Jerry, and even to a certain extent Dr Jaquith I m now on the hunt for author Olive Higgins Prouty s other books about the Vale family.

  11. Susan

    I read this book years ago after I had discovered old Bette Davis movies and loved the movie This is the quintessential Bette Davis vehicle the heroine surmounts incredible obstacles spinsterhood, domineering mother, fat body, nervous breakdown to find her true love and then but I won t reveal the ending in case you want to read it Yes, the novel is dated, and yes, it is a romance But just between you and me, I like a well written romance once or twice a lifetime.

  12. SharlG

    I love Bette Davis movies and I accidentally stumbled upon this book on the library shelf Prouty transports you back to a time when most women had few options in life You find yourself cheering for Charlotte Vale as she throws off the stifling chains of her mother s control and becomes her own woman and sets her own course in life.

  13. Teryl

    Such a romantic story, about a young woman who is completely dominated by her mother and is unable to fend for herself When she is given help in the end she goes on a cruise, falls in love with a married man, but still finds herself and lives a much happier and fulfilled life Old fashioned romantic novel, but well written and one that I loved as a teenager when I first read it.

  14. Veda King

    I almost put it down at one point because the 1940s style bantering was getting on my nerves, but I soldiered on and wholly enjoyed it Can t wait to see the movie again on TCM on Feb 19

  15. Michele bookloverforever

    read when I was 16d because it was on the Catholic banned book list, The Census my rebellious phase.

  16. Carey Combe

    Tragic but ultimately hopeful particularly loved her being to escape from her tyrannical mother.

  17. Michele

    Oh, Jerry This is the most beautiful account of the metamorphosis of a beautiful woman Although written over 70 years ago, this is a must read that is timeless.

  18. Andrea Tyler

    I recently discovered Bette Davis and now I m making my way through her movies I watched Now, Voyager and was so stricken by how much of myself I saw in Charlotte and Tina I couldn t get the movie out of my head, so I woke up the next day, looking for movie analysis I almost lost my mind when I saw that it was a book Jumped on my bike and raced to the library to pick it up I walked out of that library, clutching the book like a five year old holding a ratty teddy bear.I used to always espouse th [...]

  19. Jennifer

    Who knew that one of my favorite movies was originally a novel Well of course I should have known since that s where so many movie ideas come from, but Olive Higgins Prouty books aren t exactly jumping off the shelves at your local bookstore Oh do I love this movie I m a sucker for a makeover, always, and the transformation of Charlotte Vale Bette Davis in the film is a doozy And Paul Henreid, with that delectable European accent, lighting two cigarettes at once Sigh It could almost make a girl [...]

  20. Joe Rodeck

    Later in life born Charlotte, in effect spayed and suffocated by her selfish domineering mother, ends up on a therapeutic cruise ship after three months in a mental asylum She meets another nervous breakdown survivor who pulls her out of her shell Three principal characters are afflicted by outer induced emotional lacerations The shrink has a nice go with what works style.Mild by today s standards, but still hep enough for lines like Take me out give me cocktails, and champagne, and then make vi [...]

  21. Melissa

    I ve become a big fan of the film starring Bette Davis, so was eager to read the book it was based on What a wonderful story Prouty s writing is gorgeous I was also happy to see that the movie followed the book almost verbatim I plan to read of Prouty s works.

  22. Lisa Secrist

    One of the great romance novelsRomantic and charming, Now Voyager is outside the mold of a modern bodice ripper There are four novels about the veil family if you liked this one.

  23. Erin

    The book follows the movie pretty faithfully If you ve seen the movie you don t really need to read the book, unless you re serious fan A dated writing style that is suitable for the time.

  24. Whitney (First Impressions Reviews)

    Boston blueblood Charlotte Vale has led an unhappy, sheltered life Lonely, dowdy, repressed, and pushing 40, Charlotte finds salvation at a sanitarium, where she undergoes an emotional and physical transformation After her extreme makeover, the new Charlotte tests her mettle by embarking on a cruise and finds herself in a torrid love affair with a married man which ends at the conclusion of the voyage But only then can the real journey begin, as Charlotte is forced to navigate a new life for her [...]

  25. Danny

    I can t get enough of the Femmes Fatales book series on Feminist Press They ve been reissuing classic noir novels from female writers I ve started with the books that were adapted into films In A Lonely Place was haunting Bunny Lake Is Missing was dripping with gas light paranoia In many respects Olive Higgins Prouty s Now, Voyager is a departure from those first two titles It s not really a noir at all, but a classic 40s romance The book follows Charlotte Vale, a spinster aunt who embarks on a [...]

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