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– tekijä: Daisy Goodwin (Tekijä)

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Victoriais an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit." - AMANDA FOREMAN Drawing on Queen Victoria's diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin--creator and writer of the new PBS Masterpiece dramaVictoria and author of the bestselling novelsThe American Heiress andThe Fortune Hunter--brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel. Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name. "I do not like the name Alexandrina," she proclaims. "From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria." Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she's destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin's impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Kirjailijat:Daisy Goodwin (Tekijä)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2016), 416 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):****
Avainsanoja:Victoria, Queen Victoria, England, British, Great Britain, royalty, British royalty, queen, throne, queendom, reign, Victorian, fictional biography, historical, historical fiction, British history

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Alexandrina lives a very protected, sheltered life at Kensington for years. Her mother and Sir John Conroy control every moment of her life, protecting her reputation and molding her life into what they want it to be. But, at age 18, with the death of her Uncle, King William IV, Alexandrina becomes Queen Victoria. She would rule England for 63 years. This book is about the early days of Victoria's reign.

Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. Goodwin's tale of an 18-year old innocent, inexperienced girl being crowned Queen of England is totally engrossing. Victoria learns hard lessons about politics, royal responsibility, and the effects of power while still just a child. At first, I really felt torn over her immature, impulsive and often resentful behavior. I felt sympathy for Victoria at times due to the domineering behavior of her mother, but I also felt annoyance at her constant petulant, resentful, sulky behavior. Before I got halfway through the book I came to realize that she was just being a teenager. Any girl assuming the throne at 18 would go through the same rough lessons and stormy moods. Teenagers are self-centered because they haven't crossed the line into adulthood - that magical moment when every person discovers they aren't the center of the universe. Imagine being a teenager suddenly thrust into a world where your every whim and order would be carried out? Victoria has to learn that she can't rule by emotion, that she has to stop acting like a child and learn to be a responsible ruler, and that at times duty comes before all else. She has to learn to let go of childish resentments and begin to act like a queen deserving of her people's respect. It's difficult for any young person to find their path in life. Those lessons are even more painful and confusing when you are the newly crowned Queen of England.

Daisy Goodwin also wrote the script for the Queen Victoria television mini-series starring Jenna Coleman. She based this book and the mini-series script on Queen Victoria's actual diaries, which is why I think Goodwin's writing brings to vivid life Victoria's raw emotions of excitement, fear, anger, resentment, and confusion. Victoria acts immaturely and overly emotional at times because she has to instantly transform from a sheltered child into a queen,without having any experience at even the basics of life. I can only imagine how frightening, yet empowering, that was for an 18-year old girl. It's bittersweet as well because just as she realizes she can be free from the absolute control of her domineering mother, she learns that she is always going to be controlled and under the restraints of duty and responsibility. It's a lesson we all learn, but how much more intense a lesson it must be for a crowned queen.

Any fan of historical fiction will enjoy this book!

Daisy Goodwin has also written several other historical fiction books and poetry collections. Find out more about the author and her writing on her website: http://www.daisygoodwin.co.uk/

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  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
Ascending to the throne at the age of 18, and just narrowly avoiding a regency that would have given her overbearing mother ruling power in her stead, Alexandrina (who would come to be known as Queen Victoria) begins to emerge from the sheltered life of her childhood. This fictionalized account of the first few years of her reign details her initial endeavors at forging a working relationship with Parliament, her strained relationship with her mother and her very-nearly-wasn't courtship with Prince Albert.

I hadn't realized when I added this book to my to-read pile that the focus was so narrow in frame of time. So much of what we know or hear about Victoria takes place upon or after Albert's death, and I actually really appreciated getting to dig into the nuts and bolts of those initial early years, scandals and all. ( )
  ryner | Nov 9, 2020 |
Read my review here :) ( )
  littlebookjockey | Sep 15, 2020 |
I really liked this book. It felt like the first season of The Crown. It was fun to see Victoria as a young, relatable woman. It is a different side to her history than I am used to. I like her independent spirit and the connection she feels to Elizabeth I. Goodwin's research is evident throughout the story, drawing inspiration from real events and relationships. If you are a fan of British history, women's history, or both, I highly recommend this read! ( )
  alex.reads88 | May 25, 2020 |
A love story set in the past without being overly tarted-up: How refreshing. A little fussy but a well-written historical fiction that seems to run truer to the historical record than many novels in this genre.
  ChrissyGressel | Jan 6, 2020 |
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Chapter One: When she opened her eyes, Victoria saw a faint sliver of light coming through the shutters.
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Victoriais an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit." - AMANDA FOREMAN Drawing on Queen Victoria's diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin--creator and writer of the new PBS Masterpiece dramaVictoria and author of the bestselling novelsThe American Heiress andThe Fortune Hunter--brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel. Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world. Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name. "I do not like the name Alexandrina," she proclaims. "From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria." Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she's destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously. On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin's impeccably researched and vividly imagined new book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.

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