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The Adventures Of Elizabeth In Rugen: A Virago Modern Classic

Elizabeth von Arnim

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Virago Modern Classics, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* 'A triumph of comic invention' PENELOPE MORTIMER

* An astringent, self-deprecating human comedy

In 1901 the 'real' Elizabeth holidayed on the Baltic island of R gen with just her maid, a coachman, a carriage piled with luggage, and a woman friend. From such unpromising beginnings Elizabeth weaves a captivating farrago around her encounters. There's the snobbish bishop's wife and her personable, handsome son, a dressmaker and, astonishingly, a long-lost cousin -- Charlotte -- who is trying to evade the pursuit of her husband, the maddeningly genial old professor.

Here, with delightfully astringent humour, Elizabeth recounts the misadventures that befall her. And, as she immortalised her Pomeranian wilderness in the famous ELIZABETH AND HER GERMAN GARDEN, she now writes enticingly of this remote and attractive island.

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Elizabeth von Arnim

A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. She spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.

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