Vera

Vera

by Elizabeth von Arnim
     
 

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The gorgeous motion picture Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth von Arnim's witty and endearing novel, captivated audiences nationwide. "If you liked A Room with a View and Howards End, you'll fall in love with Enchanted April!" raved Jeff Craig of Sixty Second Preview, and literate moviegoers flocked to theaters. Now fans of…  See more details below

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The gorgeous motion picture Enchanted April, based on Elizabeth von Arnim's witty and endearing novel, captivated audiences nationwide. "If you liked A Room with a View and Howards End, you'll fall in love with Enchanted April!" raved Jeff Craig of Sixty Second Preview, and literate moviegoers flocked to theaters. Now fans of Elizabeth von Arnim's keen insights and extraordinary storytelling powers can discover VERA, her darkly comic, haunting portrait of love, domination, and evil....The sunwashed Cornwall cottage where Lucy and her darling father had made their plans stands forlornly behind her. That morning, without warning, he passed away. Lucy has wandered alone to the garden gate, staring blankly ahead when a handsome stranger walks by, stops, and enters her life....


Unbearably alone since his wife Vera's recent and mysterious death, Everard Wemyss is irresistibly drawn to this vulnerable young woman. Taking charge of the funeral for Lucy and her spinster Aunt Dot, he begins to commandeer Lucy herself -- body and soul. Soon Lucy believes herself in love, and Wemyss is obsessed with the idea of making her his wife. Virile, well-to-do, sensual, Wemyss should be a "catch," but Aunt Dot senses disturbing qualities in him. Lucy, however infatuated, also begins to feel a twinge of suspicion. Perhaps she should wonder about her own fate when her beloved Wemyss takes her to The Willows, the isolated country home where Vera died....

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781519450944
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/21/2015
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

A greatly admired literary figure of her time, Elizabeth von Arnim was born in 1866 and brought up in England. Her 1922 work, The Enchanted April, (inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera), is perhaps her best known work. It has been credited with making the Italian resort of Portofino fashionable. Von Arnim spent later years in Switzerland, the French Riviera and America, where she died in 1941.

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