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A Bride of the Plains   By: (1865-1947)

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A Bride of the Plains by Emmuska Orczy Orczy is a captivating historical fiction novel set during the early 19th century in Hungary. The story follows the life of a young and courageous Hungarian girl named Ilonka. Through Ilonka's experiences, the author paints a vivid picture of the challenging times faced by women in a patriarchal society.

One of the strongest aspects of this book is the exceptional character development. Ilonka is a resilient and independent protagonist whose determination to overcome obstacles makes her relatable and admirable. As a result, readers quickly become emotionally invested in her journey. Orczy Orczy truly excels at crafting complex and multifaceted characters, each with their own unique set of motivations and struggles. Other notable characters, such as Countess Mariska and Captain Feher, add depth and intrigue to the plot, further enhancing the reading experience.

The historical background and attention to detail in A Bride of the Plains are also commendable. The author effortlessly transports readers to 19th-century Hungary, vividly depicting the landscape, societal customs, and political tensions of the time. It is evident that Orczy Orczy conducted thorough research, as the historical accuracy of the novel is paramount. The descriptions of the vast Hungarian plains and the encounters with nomadic tribes create a rich and immersive atmosphere, enhancing the overall reading experience.

The plot of A Bride of the Plains is intricately woven with a perfect balance of romance, adventure, and suspense. From beginning to end, the story unfolds with a steady pace, never losing momentum. Orczy Orczy expertly builds tension with unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers engaged and eager to uncover the next development. The romantic aspects of the novel are delicately handled, adding depth to the characters' relationships without overshadowing the larger narrative.

Though some readers may find the prose a bit flowery at times, it ultimately adds to the charm and authenticity of the story. The author's descriptive language and attention to detail create vivid imagery, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the world of Ilonka and her counterparts.

In conclusion, A Bride of the Plains is a beautifully written and engaging historical fiction novel. Orczy Orczy's meticulous attention to detail, well-developed characters, and skillful storytelling combine to create an unforgettable reading experience. Whether you are a fan of historical fiction or simply enjoy a well-crafted story, this book is sure to captivate and enthrall.

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A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS

by

BARONESS ORCZY

By BARONESS ORCZY

A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS THE LAUGHING CAVALIER "UNTO CAESAR" EL DORADO MEADOWSWEET THE NOBLE ROGUE THE HEART OF A WOMAN PETTICOAT RULE

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY NEW YORK

A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS

by

BARONESS ORCZY

Author of "The Laughing Cavalier," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "El Dorado," "Meadowsweet," Etc., Etc.

New York George H. Doran Company

Copyright, 1915, by George H. Doran Company

TO THE MEMORY OF LOUIS KOSSUTH

What would you have said now O patriot and selfless hero had you lived to see the country which you loved so well, for whose liberty and national dignity you fought with such unswerving devotion what would you say, could you see her now tied to Austria's chariot wheel, the catspaw and the tool of that Teutonic race which you abhorred? Thank God you were spared the sight which surely would have broken your heart! You never lived to see your country free. Alas! no man for many generations to come will see that now. The Magyar peasant lad upon the vast, mysterious plains of his native soil will alone continue to dream of national liberty, of religious and political freedom, and vaguely hope that some day another Louis Kossuth will arise again and restore to him and to his race that sense of dignity, of justice and of right which the Teuton has striven for centuries to crush... Continue reading book >>




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