Thursday, 2 May 2013

THE BENEFACTRESS by Elizabeth von Arnim

THE BENEFACTRESS (illustrated)

-illustrated with beautiful period photos
-formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“Usually, I come away from my encounters with von Arnim impressed by her skill, thankful for her neat turn of phrase and gift for capturing and relating the ridiculous. Never before have I finished one of her books caring so much about the characters, as I did for the genuinely sympathetic Anna and Axel.” The Captive Reader

“I enjoyed The Benefactress very much. It's another of those beguiling books where a house is inherited & we follow the attempts to make the house a home.” I Prefer Reading

“I loved this book and it was well worth seeking out. Very highly recommended. 9/10” Leaves and Pages

"A revelation in their wit and... dry, unsentimental treatment of the relationship between men and women." Barbara Pym

THE BENEFACTRESS is a brilliant novel by the best-selling author Elizabeth von Arnim. “When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened.” Anna inherits property in Germany and begins an exciting and sometimes frustrating new life.

Elizabeth von Arnim was called ‘the smartest woman of her century’ by H. G. Wells, and her books have been referred to on ‘Downtown Abbey’. She was voted the most neglected female author in a poll by Radio 4 listeners. She is the author of “The Enchanted April” and “Elizabeth and Her German Garden” among other novels.  

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