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by Helen Rappaport

  • Author: Helen Rappaport
  • ISBN: 144589405X
  • ISBN13: 978-1445894058
  • ePub: 1159 kb | FB2: 1331 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paragon; Large type edition edition (2012)
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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Magnificent Obsession ePub download

A Magnificent Obsession book.

A Magnificent Obsession book. I guess I haven't read an in-depth biography of Queen Victoria before, just scads and scads of books about the era, and my view of the Queen was the standard one: a great monarch but also a passionately engaged family woman, who was distraught about her husband's death and remained in mourning for him for the rest of her life.

Magnificent Obsession is that rare creature; a scholarly book that wears its learning lightly and is written with clarity and insight

Magnificent Obsession is that rare creature; a scholarly book that wears its learning lightly and is written with clarity and insight. It is a fascinating subject and an even better read: a model of its kind. Sunday Express "To mark the 150th anniversary of Albert's death, Helen Rappaport looks at the circumstances leading up to it, the ritual of his funeral and obsequies, and offers new theories on what killed hi.

A Magnificent Obsession will immerse you in history. Rappaport's book brings alive an almost forgotten time. HELEN RAPPAPORT studied Russian at Leeds University and is a specialist in Russian and nineteenth-century women's history. A must-read if you love British history. A fluid and astute writer, Rappaport delivers a historically discerning portrait of Victoria in the 1860s. Rappaport offers an absorbing, perceptive, and detailed picture of a constitutional monarchy in crisis. She is the author of books including The Last Days of the Romanovs and A Magnificent Obsession.

Helen Rappaport addresses the question with the sensible remark that, if. .There are some wonderful details in this book, such as Victoria's resistance to gas lighting; she kept her private apartments eerily illuminated by candles

Helen Rappaport addresses the question with the sensible remark that, if the water supply at Windsor were contaminated with Salmonella typhi, why was no one else recorded as becoming ill? The Queen absolutely refused a postmortem, so there is little to go on, but Rappaport notes that for perhaps two years previously the prince had been suffering from diarrhoea, sickness and pain. There are some wonderful details in this book, such as Victoria's resistance to gas lighting; she kept her private apartments eerily illuminated by candles. And her decision to see even the corpse of the clerk of works at Windsor in his coffin.

A magnificent obsession. This book is neither a biography of the Queen nor of Prince Albert

A magnificent obsession. A Magnificent Obsession: The Death That Changed the Monarchy, . This book is neither a biography of the Queen nor of Prince Albert. Instead it focuses on what is, I argue, a crucial period in her life, one that completely changed the course her reign took for the next forty years and had a profound impact on Britain: the lost ten years from Albert’s death at the end of 1861 to the beginning of her re-emergence from deep mourning in 1872.

Helen F. Rappaport (née Ware; born 1947), is a British author and former actress. She specialises in the Victorian era and revolutionary Russia. Rappaport was born Helen Ware in Bromley, grew up near the River Medway in North Kent and attended Chatham Grammar School for Girls. Her older brother Mike Ware, born 1939, is a photographer, chemist, and writer. She has twin younger brothers, Peter (also a photographer) and Christopher, born in 1953.

Magnificent Obsession draws widely on contemporary letters, diaries and memoirs to shed new light on Albert's .

Magnificent Obsession draws widely on contemporary letters, diaries and memoirs to shed new light on Albert's death and Victoria's obsession with ensuring the memory of him never faded. a valuable and insightful book which will change our view of Queen Victoria. Spectator When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief.

Helen Rappaport is an historian and Russianist with specialisms in the Victorians and revolutionary Russia. Magnificent Obsession. With William Horwood.

As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling.