Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by rich charismatic widower, Everard Wemyss. Together they live in The Willows, an old sprawling mansion which they share with the specter of his dead wife...
John Middleton Murray famously described Vera as “Wuthering Heights by Jane Austen.” True, the novel does feature an intense, tempestuous romance at its center but fans of Elizabeth Von Arnim’s famous work Enchanted April will recognize the same mordant wit on display in this tale of mismatched lovers – a wit that is perhaps more biting and bittersweet than Austen’s.
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A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. Her 1922 work, The Enchanted April, (inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera), is perhaps her best known work. It has been credited with making the Italian resort of Portofino fashionable. Von Arnim spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.Review:
She has a wild sense of comedy and a vision continually thwarted though it was of potential happiness * Penelope Mortimer * Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony * Lisa St. Aubin de Teran *
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 166 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.38 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1512282588