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The Pastor's Wife: A Virago Modern Classic

Elizabeth von Arnim

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

*A novel sparkling with von Arnim's characteristic wit and irony

*With an afterword by Lisa St Aubin de Teran

*With an Afterword by Lisa St Aubin de Teran

Ingeborg Bullivant, the put-upon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly becomes possessed by the demon Rebellion and takes a week's tour to Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father's wrath on her return, however, Ingeborg accepts her Herr Dremmel with simple relief.

But the role of a pastor's wife in East Prussia is not as Ingeborg had imagined, for she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another ...

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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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