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Adventure of Elizabeth in Rugen
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This travel story is shot through with the Elizabeth von Arnim's special self-deprecating wit and character sketches. In 1901, the "real" Elizabeth holidayed on the Baltic island of Rugen with just her maid, a coachman, a carriage piled with luggage, and a woman friend. But from such unpromising beginnings Elizabeth weaves a captivating farrago round her encounters. There's the bishop's wife and her personable son, a dressmaker and, astonishingly, a long-lost cousin who is trying to evade the pursuit of her professor husband. Meanwhile, Elizabeth's friend goes on knitting, and knitting, and knitting, in a travel story of great charm, wit, and perception.
This travel story is shot through with the Elizabeth von Arnim's special self-deprecating wit and character sketches. There's the bishop's wife and her "personable" son, a dressmaker, and Elizabeth's long-lost cousin Charlotte who is trying to escape her pursuing husband.
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