Queen Victoria: A Life Paperback – Jun 19 2012
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"Hilarious social commentary...If all biographies were like Strachey's, they would probably kill off the novel altogether." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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No other biography, before or since, gives as delightful and comprehensive an account of Queen Victoria and her reign. Here is the full panorama of Victoria's life--her childhood, her marriage to Albert, and her majestic domination of a colorful court circle--told with the author's now-famous flair for throwing 'a sudden revealing searchlight into the obscure recesses, hitherto undivined.'Hailed by critics as a brilliant new kind of biography, Queen Victoria stands as one of the literary landmarks of this century. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Many public domain books can be slow to read, with language that is sometimes archaic when compared to contemporary writing. This is not the case with Strachey's work. Not only does it thoroughly cover Victoria's life from childhood to death, but it is an engaging read that explores Victoria's relationships, both personal and professional. I particularly liked reading of the love between Victoria and her husband, Albert, much of which is detailed in Victoria's journals and letters. I also enjoyed Strachey's turn of phrase and his ability to create such effective word-pictures of this fascinating monarch and her life.
If you have any interest in history or curiosity about British monarchs I think you will enjoy this book. I certainly did - far more than I expected to.
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written English royalty book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great Royal Families of England movie, PP presentation, or better yet mini TV series or even a documentary (A & E, History channel. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free Richard Rivington Holmes; Arcadia Books; Amazon Digital Services LLC; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I got this book for free, and it was worth every penny I paid.
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