Elizabeth And Her German Garden (Virago Modern Classics)

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Elizabeth And Her German Garden (Virago Modern Classics)

Elizabeth And Her German Garden (Virago Modern Classics)

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As a gardener, I enjoy pouring over gorgeous garden catalogs trying to figure out what to plant this season or next. This is Elizabeth von Arnim's first book and I could tell because I've read other books by her and enjoyed them much more than this one. Es posible que una corta novela como Elizabeth y su jardín alemán sea capaz de llegar tan hondo al alma femenina.

But overall this is an enjoyable short novel about an unusual, intelligent, literate woman and her dislikes and passions, and a charming glimpse into a time long ago and far away. On some very specially divine days, like today, I have actually longed for some one else to be here to enjoy the beauty with me.It will appeal to those comfortable out in nature, those who see the beauty of nature, those who enjoy being alone, those not particularly drawn to social gatherings, those who easily envision a delightful landscape if told there are marigolds or poppies and nasturtium or other flowers, snow covered firs, twinkling stars or hoarfrost. There was not a page in the book that didn’t make me smile, hardly a paragraph that didn’t include some ironic comment.

In the beginning I found her eccentric, but charming, but the more I read, the stronger was the feeling that her tone switched from funny to flippant and patronising either somewhere along the line or it had always been so. All she wants to do is take care of her large garden and her three young children, and be left alone. Here we see the more acid, worldly side of Elizabeth, and learn more about the Man of Wrath who has evidently earned his nickname.She looked down upon the frivolous fashions of her time writing “I believe all needlework and dressmaking is of the devil, designed to keep women from study. As time goes on, the focus moves from the garden itself to visitors, entertaining them, their reactions to aspects of Elizabeth's family life. Then follows a winter episode where Elizabeth has to entertain two guests, a close friend and a woman foisted upon her.

This biography delves into the character of the remarkable woman whose life story provided much of the material and inspiration for her fiction. Kreuzzeitung = The Neue Preußische Zeitung ("New Prussian Newspaper"), a German newspaper printed in Berlin from 1848–1939. I have brought in armfuls, the picking is such a delight, and every pot and bowl and tub in the house is filled with purple glory, and the servants think there is going to be a party and are extra nimble, and I go from room to room gazing at the sweetness, and the windows are all flung open so as to join the scent within to the scent without; and the servants gradually discover that there is no party, and wonder why the house should be filled with flowers for one woman by herself, and I long more and more for a kindred spirit-- it seems so greedy to have so much loveliness to oneself--but kindred spirits are so very, very rare; I might almost as well cry for the moon. I managed to read a bit of this book in my own garden the other day, when we finally had a spot of what might be termed summer. Very pompous and men-know-everything and women should be seen at times but rarely ever heard because nothing of sense comes out of their mouths (that is the attitude of the Man of Wrath).Ed è così – ho sostenuto con l’Uomo della Collera, quando lui ha protestato per quello che chiamava il mio perder tempo di sopra. Elizabeth gently mocks her husband, family and others around her as she describes her efforts to develop a garden on the estate.



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