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Christopher and Columbus By Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Christopher and Columbus relates the journey of orphaned twins, Anna Rose and Anna Felicitas von Twinkle, on a journey of discovery across the ocean from England to America during WWI. Born of a... More > German father and English mother and not belonging culturally to either nation, the twins travel to America in hopes of starting anew and finding relatives to take them in.< Less
The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight By Elizabeth Von Arnim
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Princess Priscilla's Fortnight was no doubt written as a true-to-life fairy tale for Von Arnim's children. It tells the story of Priscilla, a hugely popular German princess, who grows tired of her... More > lavish and pampered life. Through the instruction of her mentor, Herr Fritzing, she learns there is a wide and varied world outside the castle walls and yearns to escape.< Less
The Pastor's Wife By Elizabeth Von Arnim
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The story centers on Ingeborg who grows up being pushed around by her father, the Bishop. In the first moment she is ever alone and left to her own devices, she decides to take a trip to Switzerland.... More > She is alone for only a few hours, however, and then the next overpowering man comes into her life, a German pastor. Through no effort or even desire of her own she somehow becomes his wife and begins yet another journey in pursuit of control of her life.< Less
The Solitary Summer By Elizabeth Von Arnim
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The book starts with a premise--Elizabeth is to have a summer free of guests, all to herself and her family and her beloved garden. Her husband, "The Man of Wrath", doesn't believe she will... More > last; she will undoubtedly get bored and call for the assistance and entertainment of a friend. But Elizabeth's love of nature and solitude wins in the end, and anyone with a love of the same will love this book in turn. The Man of Wrath makes many more appearances in this book than the previous. While it might not have been initially the intention, The Solitary Summer ends up being a love letter to her husband, and the dedication to him at the beginning proves this to be so.< Less
The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen By Elizabeth Von Arnim
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The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen is a travel journal written in the same style as the author's other autobiographical works Elizabeth and Her German Garden and The Solitary Summer.... More > Elizabeth's a goal is to ride her coach around Rügen, Germany's largest island and a popular tourist destination. Von Arnim records her journey with enlightening and always witty observations.< Less