Lady's Maid

Lady's Maid

Book - 1991 | 1st ed.
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Random House, Inc.
"Absorbing...Heartbreaking...Forster paints a vivid picture of class, station, hypocrisy and survival in Victorian society....Grips the reader's imagination on every page."
She was Elizabeth Barrett's lady's maid. But "Wilson" was more than that. She was a confidante, friend and conspirator in Elizabeth's forbidden romance with Robert Browning. Wilson stayed with Elizabeth for sixteen years, through every trial and crisis, and when Wilson's affairs took a dramatic turn she expected the same loyalty from Elizabeth....

Baker & Taylor
Provides a fictional portrait of Elizabeth Wilson, the indispensible lady's maid to poet Elizabeth Barrett, whose devotion made possible Barrett's marriage to Robert Browning and their flight to Italy

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1991.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385417921
Characteristics: 548 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jul 13, 2016

3 out of 10. I appreciate a well researched book. I also appreciate a well edited book. This was an over researched, under edited slog. At least 50 pages could have been edited out. I don't know much about Elizabeth Barrett and after reading this, I don't want to know anything. She was written as a rich, spoiled, self obsessed, cold bitch. Sorry for the language, but that's the word that fits.


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