Is A Pre Historical Reproduction That Was Curated For Quality Quality Assurance Was Conducted On Each Of These books In An Attempt To Remove books With Imperfections Introduced By The Digitization Process Though We Have Made Best Efforts The books May Have Occasional Errors That Do Not Impede The Reading Experience We Believe This Work Is Culturally Important And Have Elected To Bring The Book Back Into Print As Part Of Our Continuing Commitment To The Preservation ↠´ The Benefactress ↠´ Download by µ Elizabeth von Arnim Of Printed Works Worldwide Il primo incontro con la von Arnim era stata una bella sorpresa ma la bellezza di questo romanzo ha superato tutte le mie aspettative, tanto da poter dire con certezza che l autrice australiana si guadagna un posto tra le scrittrici che apprezzo particolarmente Elizabeth von Arnim possiede arguzia, intelligenza, brillantezza ed eleganza e quella che dalla trama potrebbe essere una storia semplice in realt molto di pi la vicenda coinvolgente, a tratti diverte con siparietti al limite dell assurdo per il comportamento delle signore mentre in altri il tono cambia e si fa pi serio, elementi di suspence si insinuano con piccoli colpi di scena alternati ad altri momenti pi riflessivi o ancora situazioni punte da un leggero romanticis Excellent character development to the point that I ached for the heroine s na vet , felt angry with the entrenched older women, and hoped the princess would be involved In other words, I was drawn into the story despite the fact that Anna s fatal flaw was so painful to watch All of the German culture and such was overwhelming Was it an instructive lesson for readers as well It certainly did not make Germany appealing compared to England Listening to the book on Librivox read by Helen Taylor made it even better I may not have continued the book without her excellent storytelling What disappointed me deeply was the way the ending was handled After an amazing climax, the denouement was a dud Without spoiling anything, the feeling to the reader is like one of those oh, it was all a dream where there is a sudden change that is disorienting and very distancing After all we ve been through,

What a surprising classic gem.
In what seems to be a lost literary treasure, this 1901 novel of manners could almost have been written a century earlier, with its recounting of social conventions and the circumscribed lives of women For the most part, the book has the same fresh approach to these social s as any Austen novel, told with similar gentle humor and seen with devastating clarity Unlike Austen, though, von Arnim seems to run out of steam, dropping her intriguing characters abruptly about five chapters too soon Others have commented on this poor pacing and perhaps this contributes to her absence in the literary canon But for anyone who relishes beautiful writing, a fresh story line and a deceptively wicked eye on the frailties of human nature, The Benefactress pays dividends Listening to this book via Librivox and with the benef 3.
5 I absolutely adore the writing I d say if you re a fan of Elizabeth to read this book but if you haven t read her yet I suggest starting with The Enchanted April This book was beautiful at the beginning but the second half was extremely dramatic and unbelievable All the characters were flawed which I really enjoyed And I thought the character growth was pretty good until the end when some things just seemed too rushed The story is a 3 star for me and the writing is a 5 star.

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