Elizabeth and Her German Garden : With Twelve Photogravure Illustrations from Photographs (Classic Reprint)
Elizabeth and Her German Garden was originally published without a named author. It is in fact the first work of Elizabeth Von Arnim, a British novelist of Australian origin who would go on to write more than twenty novels. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a story told through the central character's diary. Elizabeth is a young woman very fond of her garden. The plot centers around Elizabeth's education in the ways of gardening and her relationships with friends and her husband. The protagonist is a noblewoman, married to a man she is not overly fond of, and living in a country she does not fully understand. It is a humorous work, where readers are encouraged to have fun at the expense of the protagonist, whose views on the world and gardening are frequently foolish. She is a simple girl, but wry, whimsical, and very witty. This is a semi-autobiographical work, and it is clear that Von Arnim has inserted much of herself into the central character. This is a book where the author knows the ins and outs of her character, and expertly reveals these details to the reader as the story unfolds. The nearly poetic descriptions of her garden are accompanied by humorous observations about life, and the two combine to form an enjoyable read. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a book that sneaks up on you, gradually taking on an addictive quality as one becomes better acquainted with the central character. This is a short read, one that some readers may plough through in only a two or three of sittings. If you are a fan of light hearted fiction, Von Arnim's work will certainly appeal to you. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 306 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 413g
- 18 Apr 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 34 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white