The Solitary Summer

The Solitary Summer

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by Elizabeth von Arnim
     
 

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The Solitary Summer is a witty, lyrical account of a rejuvenating summer. Descriptions of magnificent larkspurs and burning nasturiums give way to those of cooling forest walks—and of clambering up a mud bank when the miller is not in view. Rainy days prompt a little philanthropy, until the sun returns the gardener to the refuge of her beloved plants. In…  See more details below

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The Solitary Summer is a witty, lyrical account of a rejuvenating summer. Descriptions of magnificent larkspurs and burning nasturiums give way to those of cooling forest walks—and of clambering up a mud bank when the miller is not in view. Rainy days prompt a little philanthropy, until the sun returns the gardener to the refuge of her beloved plants. In her introduction, Deborah Kellaway writes: "All of von Arnim's heroines are escapists. They escape from riches to the simple life, or from conventional home life into foreign travel...In her first two books [Elizabeth and Her German Garden and The Solitary Summer]," the escape is simply into the garden...And it is her capacity to present her joy in that place that made the books bestsellers. Here readers are escaping, with her, into happiness."

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ISBN-13:
9781522894896
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/23/2015
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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The Solitary Summer 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But read her other stories and aren t so pretty about life at a less rich level during ww I . There is a collected works of her on nook. This follows Elizabeth and her german garden and was published with just her first name in 1900 she returns to england and is same era as sayers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago