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☆ Read ☆ The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen by Elizabeth von Arnim ☆ Many authors despair of book signings however, I enjoy not just meeting the readers of my rural romances, The Sovereign Series, but also the opportunity to browse vast shelves of books, old and new At a recent book signing at Beyond the Sea in Lincolnville Beach, Nanette the owner had piled a few books other than my own on the small wooden table at which I sat Naturally, I was curious to see what work was important enough to crowd me out and somewhat antagonistically I picked up a small gray and red paperback with a 1920 s cover featuring the figure of a woman twirling next to the sea in a smart black travelling coat I began reading The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen, and was so captivated by the opening line of her second paragraph Round this island Rugen I wished t Sadly cannot find the exact edition of this book by Gutenberg Project that I downloaded to my kindle for free Both my husband and I read this book having seen it referred to in a walking program Wanderlust with Julia Bradbury and having relatives that vacation on Rugen annually It distresses me that the book descriptions are often incorrect for the various editions Elizabeth in 1904 was a lady before her timesshe wanted to walk Rugen and experience it totally but could not get a woman friend to accompany her so off she goes with her driver, August and her MAID the wonderful character Gertrud, two horses to draw the carriage and off they go Along the way she runs into various characters and situations and her cousin Charlotte A somewhat frustrated ea Every One Who Has Been To School And Still Remembers What He Was Taught There, Knows That R Gen Is The Biggest Island Germany Possesses, And That It Lies In The Baltic Sea Off The Coast Of Pomerania Round This Island I Wished To Walk This Summer, But No One Would Walk With Me It Is The Perfect Way Of Moving If You Want To See Into The Life Of Things It Is The One Way Of Freedom Rugen is the largest island Germany possesses It is 32 miles long and 25 miles wide with a population today of 77,000 people Although it is covered with farms and hotels today, it is rich with history from the Stone Age forward, since it was an important fortress in the Baltic Sea to regulate sea trade It has been fought over since it was taken from a germanic tribe in 500 BCE by the Danish Prince Waldemar I Later it was claimed by Pomerania then Sweden and later Russia Elizabeth visits it in 1905 and sees it much as it is today, one of the most popular German vacation spots Elizabeth goes from town to town with her maid in her carriage looking for an inn to spend the night She likes the idea of turning her back on duties and exploring the world She has three young daughters and an estate to take care of at home in Miltzow She spends two weeks on Rugen describi In 1901, the Countess von Arnim Schlagenthin decides to go on a walking tour of Rugen, Germany s largest island off the Pomeranian coast None of her friends want to go with her, so she decides to go alone, in a carriage instead of walking She has an idea of writing a travel guide of the best inns on the island and best places to swim, etc She accomplishes this her gift of poetically describing nature s gifts is admirably suited to this task , but her tour of Rugen ends up being an adventure in every sense She finds herself in the middle of a marital spat, having to think up a scheme to get the married couple back together and rid herself of their fighting, at the same time trying to avoid the company of a bishop s wife and her son who I was wanting to read this book after recently finding out it is the third of a series that does not need to be read together because each book stands on its own but having read Elizabeth s German Garden and Solitary Summer, and enjoying Elizabeth von Arnim s journal like style Elizabeth has such a refreshing air about her that has me, enjoying all she says even though all the stories I have read of her including The Enchanted April are not story driven but people driven You are driven forward by the conversations and actions of the people than a plot You are awakened to life, spirituality with regards to nature and purpose of it all Her books have a loving of nature that one cannot help feel for nature deeply and wanting to explore it deeps I had never heard of the island Rugen before but I felt I traveled it in a way wi Si conclude cos l ideale trilogia con protagonista Elizabeth In realt questo terzo episodio scollegato dai precedenti e non compaiono pi la sua bella casa, il suo strepitoso e sterminato giardino, le sue tre figliolette e il marito, bens soltanto lei in compagnia della sua cameriera e del suo cocchiere su un isola del Baltico, R gen appunto Ovviamente questo viaggio di undici giorni vedr apparire anche altri personaggi che daranno vita a delle scenette esilaranti In tutta onest questo tipo di storielle mi farebbe venire il latte alle ginocchia, ma non quando sono raccontate dalla penna meravigliosa della Von Arnim Ho sottolineato tante frasi ironiche e mi sono divertita pi volte a leggere le sue riflessioni scritte in maniera impeccabile L autrice possiede una padronanza del lessico che mi lascia ogni volta estasiata. A charming travelogue from the turn of the 20th century that launched me on a trip to Rugen with fellow fans of Elizabeth von Arnim She was an astute observer of Germans taking their leisure on a beautiful Baltic Island.
This is the lady equivalent of Starship Troopers You can read a satiric commentary, or read a lovely and addicting travel narrative of Baltic resort life 100 years ago Words are carefully, beautifully chosen even the descriptions of scenery are interesting , and it s worth a look just to admire the casual precision of language and tone Meanwhile, everyone in the book is so miserable The women are furiously, silently frustrated with the social conventions that force them to do what they least want to the men are oblivious and talk endlessly It s a wildly fun read. I am not reading this in German however it is by far the best picture The modern cover for the English version is this WTF hattip wandaful Available on Project Gutenberg I shall read this on my laptop, a page at a time Life is grand, thank you Wanda. Opening Every one who has been to school and still remembers what he was taught there, knows that R gen is the biggest island Germany possesses, and that it lies in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Pomerania. She finds a travel guide to R gen that has this remarkable paragraphHearest thou the name R gen, so doth a wondrous spell come over thee Before thine eyes it rises as a dream of far away, beauteous fairylands Images and figures of long ago beckon thee across to th
Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia, she was raised in England and in 1891 married Count Henning August von Arnim, a Prussian aristocrat, and the great great great grandson of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia She had met von Arnim during an Italian tour with her father They married in London but lived in Berlin and eventually moved to the countryside where, in Nassenheide, Pomerania, the von Arnims had their family estate The couple had five children, four daughters and a son The children s tutors at Nassenheide included E M Forster and Hugh Walpole.In 1898 she started her literary career by publishing Elizabeth and Her German Garden, a semi autobiographical novel about a rural idyll published anonymously and, as it turned out to be highly successful, reprinted 21 times within the first year Von Arnim wrote another 20 books, which were all published By the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden.Count von Arnim died in 1910, and in 1916 Elizabeth married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, Bertrand Russell s elder brother The marriage ended in disaster, with Elizabeth escaping to the United States and the couple finally agreeing, in 1919, to get a divorce She also had an affair with H G Wells.She was a cousin of