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The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight

The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
By: (1866-1941)

The Princess Priscilla of Lothen Kunitz finds court life stifling and runs away to England with the elderly court librarian. Her intention is to live a pure and simple life filled with good works. But life among ordinary people in an English village is not what she expects it to be... (Introduction by Tabithat)

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"Oft habe ich die Welt durchwandert, und habe immer gesehen, wie das Grosse am Kleinlichen scheitert, und das Edle von dem ├Ątzenden Gift des Allt├Ąglichen zerfressen wird." FRITZING, "Erlebtes und Erlittenes."


Her Grand Ducal Highness the Princess Priscilla of Lothen Kunitz was up to the age of twenty one a most promising young lady. She was not only poetic in appearance beyond the habit of princesses but she was also of graceful and appropriate behaviour. She did what she was told; or, more valuable, she did what was expected of her without being told. Her father, in his youth and middle age a fiery man, now an irritable old gentleman who liked good food and insisted on strictest etiquette, was proud of her on those occasions when she happened to cross his mind. Her mother, by birth an English princess of an originality uncomfortable and unexpected in a royal lady that continued to the end of her life to crop up at disconcerting moments, died when Priscilla was sixteen... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - September 6, 2015
Subject: The Princes Prisilla's Fortnight
Cute, in an old fashion way, excellently narrated.

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