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Victoria Victorious: The Story of Queen Victoria

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In this unforgettable novel of Queen Victoria, Jean Plaidy re-creates a remarkable life filled with romance, triumph, and tragedy.

At birth, Princess Victoria was fourth in line for the throne of England, the often-overlooked daughter of a prince who died shortly after her birth. She and her mother lived in genteel poverty for most of her childhood, exiled from court because of her mother’s dislike of her uncles, George IV and William IV. A strong, willful child, Victoria was determined not to be stifled by her powerful uncles or her unpopular, controlling mother. Then one morning, at the age of eighteen, Princess Victoria awoke to the news of her uncle William’s death. The almost-forgotten princess was now Queen of England. Even better, she was finally free of her mother’s iron hand and her uncles’ manipulations. Her first act as queen was to demand that she be given a room—and a bed—of her own.

Victoria’s marriage to her German cousin, Prince Albert, was a blissfully happy one that produced nine children. Albert was her constant companion and one of her most trusted advisors. Victoria’s grief after Prince Albert’s untimely death was so shattering that for the rest of her life—nearly forty years—she dressed only in black. She survived several assassination attempts, and during her reign England’s empire expanded around the globe until it touched every continent in the world.

Derided as a mere “girl queen” at her coronation, by the end of her sixty-four-year reign, Victoria embodied the glory of the British Empire. In this novel, written as a “memoir” by Victoria herself, she emerges as truthful, sentimental, and essentially human—both a lovable woman and a great queen.

Synopsis:

The life of Queen Victoria, as well as the awesome expansion of the British Empire during her sixty-four-year reign, is recreated in this historical epic, set against the backdrop of the key events of the nineteenth century. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498526
Subtitle:
The Story of Queen Victoria
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Author:
Plaidy, Jean
Author:
Jean Plaidy
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Queens -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050524
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
564

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Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Biographical

Victoria Victorious: The Story of Queen Victoria
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Product details 564 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307498526 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The life of Queen Victoria, as well as the awesome expansion of the British Empire during her sixty-four-year reign, is recreated in this historical epic, set against the backdrop of the key events of the nineteenth century. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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