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Anya Seton (1904–1990)

Autor/a de Katherine

31+ obres 8,245 Membres 236 Ressenyes 46 preferits

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Obres de Anya Seton

Katherine (1954) 2,959 exemplars
Green Darkness (1972) — Autor — 1,194 exemplars
Dragonwyck (1944) 837 exemplars
The Winthrop Woman (1958) 814 exemplars
Avalon (1965) 774 exemplars
Devil Water (1961) 420 exemplars
The Hearth and Eagle (1948) 280 exemplars
My Theodosia (1945) 246 exemplars
The Turquoise (1946) 224 exemplars
The Mistletoe and the Sword (1955) 195 exemplars
Foxfire (1950) 154 exemplars
Smouldering Fires (1975) 76 exemplars
Washington Irving (1960) 34 exemplars

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tayswift1477 | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | May 15, 2024 |
Katherine is one of the finest books I've ever read. Meticulously researched and detailed, engaging, consuming, intelligent - it is at the top of the class of historical fiction and will be the book against which I judge all future historical fiction. It took me ten days to read it, but I was never bored or in a rush to get to the end of the story.

The book follows Katherine de Roet as she grows up in 14th century Britain. Katherine is raised in a convent and wishes to enter the novitiate, but instead is married off to Hugh Swynford, a man whom she does not love but can tolerate. When the handsome and powerful Duke of Lancaster (John of Gaunt) enters her life, Katherine falls in love and spends most of the remainder of her life in a relationship with him. Through her eyes, we look at history. It's fascinating history, for so much happened in England in the 14th century.

This beautiful book is now one of my favourites.
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ahef1963 | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | May 9, 2024 |
A fictionalized romance about the love affair of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford.

It’s on lots of lists as one of the best romance novels of all time, and maybe it’s because it was, I guess, one of the first true historical romances? I’ll grant that it may be important to the history of the genre, but it’s nothing special as far as the writing goes or the romance itself. It’s just…okay. But certainly not good enough for its length.
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electrascaife | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
A young Roman and his fellow soldiers are sent to Britain in AD 60.

Events focus on Queen Boudicca’s rebellion and a mysterious druid from Stone Henge.

The characters are vivid, though I feel Boudicca/Boadicea is too melodramatic.

The plot is a good adventure yarn, with action, mystery, suspense, a little romance, and a hint of druid-style magic.
 
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PhilSyphe | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Sep 8, 2023 |

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Obres
31
També de
11
Membres
8,245
Popularitat
#2,933
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
236
ISBN
220
Llengües
9
Preferit
46

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