First edition. This copy has no isbn. Wear, tear, discolouration to clipped dust jacket. Bumping to spine and boards. Page edges dusty and tanned with foxing creeping into the pages. Inscription on ffep. Minor damage to hinges and binding. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: From Kirkus Review: Sarah Jennings--who married the Churchill who became the Duke of Marlborough who built Blenheim against her wishes--lived from 1660 to 1774. Unspoiled by formal education and unblemished by any Freudian insights, she indefatigably committed to letters, daybooks and self-Justifying memoirs a thoroughly fascinating record of an energetic, contentious girl-into-woman-into-beldame. Green lets her speak for herself, providing a skeleton commentary for the long and marvelously mis-spelled passages from the Duchess. Sarah started at Court at fourteen and her long, terribly intense relationship with Queen Anne was not terminated until their middle age. It ended in an explosion of petty Jealousies and recriminations that left the dismally dull Queen to increasingly second-rate courtiers, while Sarah, who had apparently never returned the complex and undoubtedly wearisome devotion of her sovereign, resorted to spite, unbecoming rumor and ill-humor. This characterized her latter days and forecast her relations within the large family of grandchildren she raised. It's the book to go after Kronenberger's Marlborough's Duchess (1958). The Duke is just an off-stage presence here and, after you get used to the archaic usage and highly original spelling, the doughty old girl gets a grip on you.
Título: Sarah Duchess of Marlborough
Año de publicación: 1967
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Collins, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket has moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Nº de ref. de la librería 536321n
Descripción Collins, 1967. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Second Impression with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000057007