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Encyclopedia > Ethel and Ernest
Ethel and Ernest

1999 Hardcover edition

Author Raymond Briggs
Illustrator Raymond Briggs
Country England
Language English
Genre(s) Graphic Novel
Biography
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date 7 Oct 1999
Media type Hardback
Paperback
ISBN ISBN 0-224-06039-2
ISBN 0-375-40758-8

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Contents

Characters

Ethel

Ethel is a maid with very strong ideas about proper English behaviour and her family's respectability. She gives up work when she gets married.


Ernest

Ernest is an easygoing milkman with socialist ideals.


Story

The story is simply a progression through the lives of this ordinary couple, from courtship to death. They live in London through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television, and raising a family. It is a richly detailed portrayal of London working class life throughout some of the most momentous times of the 20th Century. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Great Depression was a dramatic, worldwide economic downturn beginning in some countries as early as 1928. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Vocabulary

  • Diddicois - Didicoy - slang expression for "Gypsy".
  • Doodlebug, a nickname given by the British to the V-1 flying bomb during the Second World War.
  • ha'porth - (UK, slang) A silly or foolish person.[1]

Didicoy (Romany diddicoi) was a 19th and early 20th century term of the Roma (gypsies) for travellers with no Roma blood. ... The V-1 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 1) was the first guided missile used in war and the forerunner of todays cruise missile. ...

Awards

Best Illustrated Book Of The Year at the 1999 British Book Awards [2]


Connections to other works

Raymond Briggs' earlier works Gentleman Jim and When the Wind Blows feature a couple named Jim and Hilda, who are strikingly similar in character to Ethel and Ernest. When the Wind Blows For the novel by James Patterson, see When the Wind Blows (James Patterson) When the Wind Blows (1982) is a graphic novel, by British artist Raymond Briggs, that shows a nuclear attack on Britain by the Soviet Union from the viewpoint of a retired couple, Jim...

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The Comics Get Serious--Review of Ethel & Ernest (1020 words)
Ernest followed the events in Germany, which baffled Ethel; they discussed the mysterious "tele-vision" that the BBC planned to start broadcasting; and they debated their place in society (Ethel constantly insisted that they were NOT working-class, but "tele-vision" was "all right for the gentry").
Ernest soldiered on by building a bomb shelter in the garden and becoming a fireman; Ethel got a job packing parcels and was later promoted to clerk to work in an office (her dream job).
Ethel, for example, is underwhelmed by the Moon landing; she describes the gathering of moon rocks as "Just like kiddies at the seaside." And in the year 2000, with inventions and innovations the norm rather than the exception, it's easy to forget how strange and wondrous things like refrigerators were just forty years ago.
Salon Reviews | "Ethel & Ernest" by Raymond Briggs (937 words)
Ethel, a housemaid when Ernest meets her, is a working-class Tory whose greatest fear is being labeled common.
Ernest is a proud socialist, Labor to the teeth, from a much rougher background than she can imagine.
Ethel can be a snob, as she is when Ernest's stepmother shows up bearing a present of coal and some bottles of stout to see the new baby.
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