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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Hesperides Press (November 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443720925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443720922
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,781,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), among the most famous writers of his time, was
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Jill Masters has a beautiful, silky voice and brings real poignancy to this subtle work.
A. Reid
I will keep this book to re-read and I'm sure I will enjoy his way with words and his way with a story again and again.
D. Montano
This book would be a pleasure to read no matter what, given the author's beautiful writing.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Montano on January 1, 2008
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this is a lovely book. The author's mastery of the English language is a pleasure to savor. I will keep this book to re-read and I'm sure I will enjoy his way with words and his way with a story again and again. He makes his characters come to life. If you love Elizabethan history, if you love the English language, read this book, you won't be disappointed. I wish I were articulate enough to do justice to his art.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Reid on October 3, 2005
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Strachey is deeply sympathetic of both Elizabeth and Essex, recognizing their strengths and their tragic shortcomings. Most modern biographies of Elizabeth rake her over the coals for her famously dithering and constipated decision-making process, but Strachey makes a good case for indecision as a political weapon, and cites this quality as part of Elizabeth's genius. The relationship between this hugely complex 70-year old queen and the magnificent but deeply flawed earl is dissected factually and emotionally. An amazing achievement. Jill Masters has a beautiful, silky voice and brings real poignancy to this subtle work.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Halliday on June 17, 2010
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this is the story of the "love"/relationship between queen elizabeth the first and robert deveraux,the second earl of essex. lytton strachey has written this as a grand ,sweeping novel,mixing in lots of true life facts with his own way of telling their' story. it makes a great read. it has a sort-of insider/tabloid/talk show-type feel to it-and THIS really happened-to these people! it is a fascinating book.
as i read it,i couldn't help but feel futility because, i knew robert would crash and burn at the end. i wish he had tried to save himself,but,alas..this is tragedy on a grand scale. do not miss this one!
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By Jody Higinbotham on May 7, 2014
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Having read many books about the Tudors I have had a lifetime relationship with them, I know them. The Golden Age was Elizabeth. This book about one of the two men she truly loved, Dudey and Essex. Essex has always been an enigma to me.
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This kindle book must be one of the best deals around. Strachey's storytelling is captivating from the beginning. This book would be a pleasure to read no matter what, given the author's beautiful writing. Considering that it is about one fascinating, witty monarch, and one tragic love story makes it impossible to resist. Great (his)story, fantastic writing, perfect price!
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