The Enchanted April

The Enchanted April

Elizabeth Von Arnim

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The Enchanted April is a novel that was written by Elizabeth von Arnim that tells the story of four very different women who go a vacation to Italy. von Arnim was inspired to write the book after going to the Italian Riviera for a month. The Enchanted April has been adapted to film and stage on many different occasions. Elizabeth von Arnim was a prominent British writer in the early 20th century. Born in Australia, von Arnim and her family moved to England when she was three years old. Elizabeth was married twice but both were very unhappy marriages which led to her concentrating more on writing. Some of von Arnim's best known books include The Enchanted April, Mr. Skeffington, and Elizabeth and Her German Garden.
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Vera

Vera

Elizabeth Von Arnim

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Lucy Entwhistle and Everard Wemyss are both reeling from recent unhappiness when they meet and swiftly fall in love. Lucy is Wemyss's 'sweet girl', and to Lucy, Everard is the whole world. The only blot on Lucy's happiness is the shadowy figure of Wemyss's first wife, Vera, who died in mysterious circumstances. But it is not until the happy couple return home and begin their life of wedded bliss that Lucy really begins to wonder: what did happen to Vera?
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Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther

Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther

Elizabeth Von Arnim

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This enchanting novel tells the story of the love affair between Rose-Marie Schmidt and Roger Anstruther. A determined young woman of twenty-five, Rose-Marie is considered a spinster by the inhabitants of the small German town of Jena where she lives with her father, the Professor. To their homes comes Roger, an impoverished but well-born young Englishman who wishes to learn German: Rose-Marie and Roger fall in love. But the course of true love never did run smooth: distance, temperament and fortune divide them. We watch the ebb and flow of love between two very different people and see the witty and wonderful Rose-Marie get exactly what she wants.
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Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther

Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther

Elizabeth Von Arnim

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What on earth could have induced Mr Anstruther to fall in love with Fraulein Schmidt? He is an eligible English bachelor from a good family with great expectations; she is the plain, poor, 'spinster' daughter of a German scholar. But Rose-Marie Schmidt is also funny, intelligent, brave and gifted with an irrepressible talent for happiness. The real question is, does Mr Anstruther know how lucky he is?
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Delphi Collected Works of Elizabeth von Arnim (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of Elizabeth von Arnim (Illustrated)

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Literature & Fiction

The Australian-born British novelist Elizabeth von Arnim was a member of the literary glitterati, her cousin being Katherine Mansfield, her children tutored by both E. M. Forster and Hugh Walpole and she was also a lover of H. G. Wells. Celebrated novels such as 'The Enchanted April' are notable for their mordant wit, ironic style and their unsentimental treatment of the relationship between men and women. This comprehensive eBook presents von Arnim's collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)Beautifully illustrated with images relating to von Arnim's life and worksConcise introductions to the major novels and other textsAll 12 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tablesAlso features the apocryphal novel THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETHImages of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original...
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