Kenilworth [NOOK Book]

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No historian's Queen Elizabeth was ever so perfectly a woman as the fictitious Elizabeth of Kenilworth," wrote Thomas Hardy. Scott's magnificent novel recreates the drama and the strange mixture of assurance and profound unease of the age of Elizabeth through the story of Amy Robsart. A woman of great beauty and integrity, Amy is married to the Earl of Leicester, one of the queen's favorites, who must keep his marriage secret or else incur royal displeasure. Rich in character, melodrama, and romance, Kenilworth ...
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Kenilworth

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Overview

No historian's Queen Elizabeth was ever so perfectly a woman as the fictitious Elizabeth of Kenilworth," wrote Thomas Hardy. Scott's magnificent novel recreates the drama and the strange mixture of assurance and profound unease of the age of Elizabeth through the story of Amy Robsart. A woman of great beauty and integrity, Amy is married to the Earl of Leicester, one of the queen's favorites, who must keep his marriage secret or else incur royal displeasure. Rich in character, melodrama, and romance, Kenilworth is rivaled only by the great Elizabethan dramas.
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The definitive edition of Walter Scott's 1821 pageant of Elizabethan life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • BN ID: 2940019158355
  • Publisher: Chicago : Rand, McNally
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1831 volume
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.
Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Confused

    The description looks interesting but then as I read I am scared. The storyline is a complete reverse of the facts. Amy Dudley, while pretty and loyal, was never at Kenilworth as she was dead long before it was inhabited by Leicester. Also her marriage to Dudley was well known to the Queen. Elizabeth was at their wedding. It was Dudley's marriage to Lettice Knollys that was a secret. I'm afraid if these very basic facts escaped the author that reading the book would just annoy me.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Not Historically Accurate

    Still a wonderful read for the price. Perhaps the inaccuracies are why it's in the historical FICTION sectiion.

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