The Making of a Marchioness & The Shuttle (2 Romance Novels)
Sprache - Englisch
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Frances Hodgson Burnett worked on these two books simultaneously: The Shuttle, a longer and more complicated book; and The Making of a Marchioness, which she wrote in a few weeks and published to good reviews. it is about the rejuvenating effects of Americans and American money on a somewhat decadent English aristocracy. The Making of a Marchioness (1901) It was originally published in two parts: the first tells the fairy tale-like story of how our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, became the Marchioness of Walderhurst. The second, originally titled The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, is a down-to-earth portrayal of the realities of Victorian marriage, with a bit of a Victorian sensation vibe to it. The Shuttle (1907) It was begun in 1900 but frequently abandoned while its author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, wrote several other books, including, most famously, The Making of a Marchioness. The Shuttle is about American heiresses marrying English aristocrats; by extension it is about the effect of American energy and dynamism rejuvenating a somewhat decadent English aristocracy: Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters… Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was an English-American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular Little Lord Fauntleroy , A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849–1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright, renowned for her children's books as well as her forays into adult novels. Born in Cheetham, Manchester, England, Burnett emigrated with her family to the United States in 1865, settling in Tennessee. Burnett's literary career blossomed with stories in magazines, eventually leading to the publication of her first novel. Notably, she penned 'The Making of a Marchioness' and 'The Shuttle,' two romance novels that dealt with themes of class disparity, women's independence, and social change; these works affirmed her adeptness at exploring societal issues within the framework of personal relationships. Her writing style, characterized by a blend of realism and romantic ideals, often addressed the experiences and struggles of the British gentry and American expatriates during the early twentieth century. While Burnett is perhaps best remembered for her classic children's stories such as 'The Secret Garden' and 'Little Lord Fauntleroy,' her adult novels exemplified her versatility and ability to captivate audiences across genres. Over the course of her life, Burnett's work evolved, mirroring her own experiences and the changing societal landscape, yet her fundamental narrative charm and insightful characterizations remained consistent, securing her legacy in the annals of English literature.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 709 Seiten
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Veröffentlichung: 25. Mai 2022