Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

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by Lytton Strachey
     
 

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...to which the unfortunate Princess was subjected, were an error; he drew the Prince aside, and begged him to communicate this opinion to the English doctors; but it was useless. The fashionable lowering treatment was continued for months. On November 5, at nine o'clock in the evening, after a labour of over fifty hours, the Princess was delivered of…  See more details below

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...to which the unfortunate Princess was subjected, were an error; he drew the Prince aside, and begged him to communicate this opinion to the English doctors; but it was useless. The fashionable lowering treatment was continued for months. On November 5, at nine o'clock in the evening, after a labour of over fifty hours, the Princess was delivered of a dead boy. At midnight her exhausted strength gave way. When, at last, Stockmar consented to see her; he went in, and found her obviously dying, while the doctors were plying her with wine. She seized his hand and pressed it. "They have made me tipsy," she said. After a little he left her, and was already in the next room when he heard her call out in her loud voice: "Stocky! Stocky!" As he ran back the death-rattle was in her throat. She tossed herself violently from side to side; then suddenly drew up her legs, and it was over.

The Prince, after hours of watching, had left the room for a few moments' rest; and Stockmar had now to tell him that his wife...

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ISBN-13:
2940014414937
Publisher:
Sheba Blake Publishing
Publication date:
05/11/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
949,299
File size:
212 KB

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Queen Victoria 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Jbmorrow More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading and learning about the dignified queen. This history chronicles her personal life, including details about her noteworthy personality and ideals. I wish the account would have provided more information about the cultural context and global situation of her times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Strachey's book to be one of the most interesting biographies I've read, more in book form than an actual biography. The inserts from her diaries really added to the content and helped get to know her character better. It flowed really well and I would recommenf this book for a fun report, but as for spare time reading... Maybe something a bit shorter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the must-have books for everyone who is interested in Queen Victoria. The pictures are simply fantastic and the also the text is well-written, detailed and very readable. On the whole a wonderful and highly recommendable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book, about Queen Victoria, to be excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not sure if it was just this version or not, but this book had text errors throughout. I was only able to take it for 11 pages.
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