Le carte segrete di Mary Brandon

Le carte segrete di Mary Brandon What is the tantalizing secret that Lady Mary Brandon holds from the world till death A dedicated suffragette and philanthropist beloved by all she expires peacefully in her bed at the age of sevent

  • Title: Le carte segrete di Mary Brandon
  • Author: Quentin Bell Stefania Bertola
  • ISBN: 9788807809989
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • What is the tantalizing secret that Lady Mary Brandon holds from the world till death A dedicated suffragette and philanthropist, beloved by all, she expires peacefully in her bed at the age of seventy two, yet the attending physician refuses to sign a death certificate This circumstance inspires young Maurice Evans to take a closer look at Lady Brandon s past.Probing byWhat is the tantalizing secret that Lady Mary Brandon holds from the world till death A dedicated suffragette and philanthropist, beloved by all, she expires peacefully in her bed at the age of seventy two, yet the attending physician refuses to sign a death certificate This circumstance inspires young Maurice Evans to take a closer look at Lady Brandon s past.Probing byways untrod by her official biographer, Evans follows the trail of Mary s early life, from a sequestered girlhood in a castle off the coast of Labrador to an education in the capitals of Europe as a proper Victorian heiress Eventually she returns to the heart of the Brandon family in the Sussex countryside, where all too soon she is swept into the arms of a handsome cousin Although their marriage is short lived, their macabre wedding night is long to be remembered.Drawing on numerous documents, including Mary s autobiographical novel, the memoirs of her governess, and the eyewitness account of a French maid, Evans gradually uncovers an imbroglio of deception and debauchery in the upper ranks of English society He dies, alas, before the fruits of his research can be made public Quentin Bell steps in to present The Brandon Papers a literary entertainment of ingenious design, insidious humor, and deliciously Gothic suspense.

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    1. When I picked up this book and read the first few pages, I could never have guessed how the plot would unfold! It's a real treat when a book keeps you guessing! I enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend it to my friends/family!

    2. Quentin Bell is not generally known for his fiction, but in this take-off on gender-bending he shows off his skills nicely. The story of Mary Brandon takes a page from Bell's aunt Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", but its time period is limited only to the length of one person's lifetime. Written as though it were a true tale of a man's life as he lives it as a woman, the book draws the reader in and keeps one wondering how he/she pulled of the deception and why he/she was forced to do it.Born a man, [...]

    3. How unfortunate that the "book cover image" is "not on hand", to use the terminology of ""; the cover illustration, "attributed to James McNeill Whistler" -- but I have a reason to believe, actually painted by Quentin Bell himself -- is a captivating portrait of a Lady Brandon, the suffragette and philanthropist who is the central subject of this study. Quentin Bell, the author, is nephew to Virginia Woolf, and also her biographer (or rather, I should say, one of her legion of biographers). No o [...]

    4. In his foreword to this book Quentin Bell quotes a biography of Mary Brandon: " her motivation was right through her life completely devoid of egotism and of sordid calculations of any kind." Then he adds: "Brave words indeed, but if the following narrative be true they may have to be rewritten."This remarkable little book about a fairly obscure woman, Mary Brandon, who lived in Canada, the USA and England from 1870-1942 has some stunning revelations about the truth of her life.

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