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by Stanley Weintraub

eBook Victoria an intimate biography ePub
Author: Stanley Weintraub
Language: English
ISBN: 0452269792
ISBN13: 978-0452269798
Publisher: Plume (October 1, 1992)
Pages: 716
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 637
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ePub file: 1416 kb
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Stanley Weintraub and his wife Rodelle Weintraub among their books. Victoria: An Intimate Biography. New York: Dutton, 1987. Simon and Schuster, Stanley Weintraub Official Publisher Page.

Stanley Weintraub and his wife Rodelle Weintraub among their books. 1929-04-17)April 17, 1929 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, . The Gale Literary Database: Contemporary Authors Online.

Victoria an intimate biography Paperback – October 1, 1992. by. Stanley Weintraub (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This 1987 biography of Queen Victoria was read even though I read the very excellent biography of her by Elizabeth Longford and remembered it well-but that was read clear back on 18 Aug 1966, and I also remembered well how much I enjoyed Stanley Weintraub's excellent A Stillness Heard Round the World (read 24 Nov 1985) and his The. London Yankees (read 29 Apr 1994 and his Long Day's Journey Into War (read 23 Nov 2001). This book on Victoria did not disappoint.

Victoria An Intimate Biography book.

Victoria: An Intimate Biography. After seeing The Young Victoria on a plane, I decided I wanted to read a biography. Stanley Weintraub. A major biography of Queen Victoria-the first complete life of her in over twenty years-and the first to be written by an American. The book was too long and too confusing for someone who doesn't know all the details of how the government was run in 19th century England. Plus, I found Victoria to be somewhat annoying.

Victoria : an intimate biography. Victoria : an intimate biography. Weintraub, Stanley, 1929-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

The queen who gave her name to an era. By Thriftbooks. com User, October 30, 2003. The term "An Intimate Biography" which is the subtitle of this work by Stanley Weintraub is very accurate. This is the bio of Queen Victoria at home.

Victoria, An Intimate Biography written by Stanley Weintraub. Victoria was born in 1819 and at the age of 18, became Queen of England in 1837. This biography gives us a closer examination of the private Victoria. Her relationships with the key men in her life: her prime ministers, principally Melbourne, Disraeli and Gladstone, the last of whom she detested; her husband Prince Albert, whose premature death sent her into decades of semi-seclusion; and her Scottish gillie, Brown, a sort of licensed entertainer and comforter.

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This biography of Victoria highlights the many dramas of her life.

A major biography of Queen Victoria--the first complete life of her in over twenty years--and the first to be written by an American.
Fordrekelv
This was a wonderful book, better than taking a class on the Victorian Age. A little slow in the beginning but then you are hooked. It is not a fast read but upon completing the read it was well worth it. This particular copy I purchased as a gift for a good friend that is how much I enjoyed and she is an avid reader.
Asher
Perfection!
Gralinda
This is a great book, and at a great price. Book in excellent condition, I would recommend this Seller to anyone who is thinking of buying a book from them. I am very happy with this purchase.
Iseared
This 1987 biography of Queen Victoria was read even though I read the very excellent biography of her by Elizabeth Longford and remembered it well--but that was read clear back on 18 Aug 1966, and I also remembered well how much I enjoyed Stanley Weintraub's excellent A Stillness Heard Round the World (read 24 Nov 1985) and his The London Yankees (read 29 Apr 1994 and his Long Day's Journey Into War (read 23 Nov 2001). This book on Victoria did not disappoint. It does an excellent job detailing the amazing life of the queen from the time of her accession in 1837 to the day she died on 22 Jan 1901, covering well the events in Britain during that almost 63 year span. One can of course become annoyed at some of Victoria's idiosyncrasies (she wanted reports to her handwritten even after typewriters were available, and often insisted that plays be put on for her rather she going to the theater, and insisting that some 100 people accompany her when she went in the spring to the Riviera). But some of these idiosyncrasies actually led to a more democratic Britain, especially the years when she was a recluse after her husband died, since the power of the monarch declined. I found the book a joy to read, even though some of the events were well-known and remembered by me from other reading I have done.
Monn
Very, very detailed account of the life of Queen Victoria. I appreciate the author's effort, but this book is a failure!
This book TRIED to be a political AND intimate biography but it just didn't work. The reader is overwhelmed with minor details about the politics of Victoria's reign without getting the big picture. All the details are wonderful, but the author writes in such a confuzing manner that it's hard to follow everything. In the end, we are left with a vague idea about the events of her reign.
There was an alarmingly small amount of information on Victoria's personal relationships. I don't know what else to say because I honestly can't recall learning anything new! Stanley ignored Victoria's family and it makes for horrible reading.
Honestly, this book is a very boring read. Do not waste your time even trying to consume and understand this "intimate" biography.
Jwalextell
The author does an excellent job of detailing Queen Elizabeth's life, from girlhood to her death. Throughout the book are the Queen's own letters, furthing our insight into this dynamic female ruler. After finishing this book, I felt as though I knew Her Royal Highness personally!
Zulkishicage
The term "An Intimate Biography" which is the subtitle of this work by Stanley Weintraub is very accurate. This is the bio of Queen Victoria at home. From the race to the successor of the Enlish throne upon the death of the Princess of Wales, to her reign as an eighteen-year old, her happy marriage and numerous offspring, to the fat and stodgy old Empress who gave her name to an era, this is a view of Victoria we seldom see in history accounts.
The best part of the book is about her marriage to Saxe-Coburg Prince Albert, who was "hired" by Victoria as her consort but found himself in love with the diminutive German-English queen. They exchanged paintings (Victoria loved male nudes and was always smitten by male beauty), they read novels and poetry outloud to each other. Victoria handed over a key to the dispatch boxes wherein lay the documents of State, and the unpopular German prince soon was an invaluable right-hand man and man behind the throne.
Sadly, Prince Albert died (whether from exhaustion after his successful staging of the Crystal Palace exhibition) or from stomach cancer) and Victoria plunged the Throne into interminable mourning. Afterward, her role in the affairs of state, even with important events such as the Sepoy Rebellion and the Boer War, seemed less intense.
The biography focuses on the domestic Victoria, less so on her children, especially the wastrel Edward (Bertie) and strives to keep history as a backdrop to Victoria's life. In this, the biography succeeds admirably, but those interested in English history will want to read other accounts to fill in the events and political intricacies that are only sketched out here.
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