Queen Lucia

Queen Lucia

by E.F. F. Benson
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Queen Lucia by E.F. F. Benson

"There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of LUCIA novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '30s. Still, given Benson's droll send-ups of the bitter battles waged by matrons desperate to live out their fantastical versions of upper-class elegance and wit, and his shrewd readings of the ways in which our longings can make us both bizarre and sometimes appealing, it's very likely an irony he would have savored. . . . Queen Lucia, the first in the series, follows Mrs. Lucas (Lucia to her most intimate friends) through a lengthy and often hilarious campaign to derail the career of a would-be rival to the throne of cultural arbiter. The plot, however, is less important than the pratfalls. The six Lucia novels form a kind of epic portrait of striving gone mod, and it's good to have them appearing once again." -- Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592245130
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Edward Frederic "E. F." Benson (1867 - 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer. He was an excellent athlete and represented England at figure skating. He was a precocious and prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. Nowadays he is principally known for his Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp. --Wikipedia

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Queen Lucia 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darn it. I didn't realize my post for one particular version of a book would apply to all the ebook versions. My excellent rating is for the DIGIBOOK version. Sorry for the confusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Charming story and positively delightful characters, but it was all nearly ruined by terrible scanning. Several passages were rendered unreadable and I could only guess at what was meant to be there.
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