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E maids and governesses are taking care of the children Elizabeth wants to take a fortnight to see R gen a picturesue island in northeast Germany located off the Pomeranian coast in the Baltic Sea I had the 1904 dition and what was a nice bonus to the book was the inlaid 2 page fold out map at the beginning of the novel showing a drawing of R gen and a red line drawn by Elizabeth on the drawing outlining her route taken during the 11 day trip She runs into a cousin she has not seen in 10 years Charlotte and that makes for an The Garden of Happy Endings entertaining part of the novel Charlotte 10 yearsarlier when she was 19 or 20 years old ran off to get married to a 60 year old Professor who was well known and full of himself and interested in women younger than he Anyway in the course of the story we also run into that Professor now 70 and Charlotte now 30 and another pompous windbag Mrs Harvey Browne a bishops wife Elizabeth von Arnim used the penname Elizabeth for most of her novels in this one she used by the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden so I will use Elizabeth Elizabeth had me laughing out loud or chuckling on than one occasion as she has had me doing with her other novels I would give this a very solid 3 stars If you were interested in dipping into her oeuvre this is not a novel I would recommend starting off with It is an amusing read and I Campfire enjoyed it but there were uite often long winded descriptions of the flora of R gen which at least for me tended to be a bit much at times as well as the lack of a plot Still those are minor points to me this was uintessential Elizabeth and Injoyed it overall For those newcomers to Elizabeth I would recommend any of these three novels Vera The Enchanted April or the Caravaners Notes Chapter headings included the day of the trip and the starting off point and destination of the trip My Little Blue Dress eg The Third Day From Lauterbach to G hren Another nice thing about the 1904dition was that after the novel s conclusion there were synopses and brief reviews of four of her Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars earlier works Elizabeth and Her German Garden the Benefactress The Solitary Summer and The April Baby s Book of Tunes sort of a seuelcompanion piece to Elizabeth and Her German Garden Note In Wikipedia we are told this novel like several of hers are semi autobiographical in nature So it is possible that this is the same Elizabeth as in Elizabeth and Her German Garden but I am not sure Certainly von Arnim was very well off and at the time she had little children as did the Elizabeth in this novel Reviews This is anxcellent review From a blogger If you subscribe to the NY Times which I don t you can read a review of the book when it first came out See the NY Times digital archives Review is located in Section BR Page 156 issue date of March 5 1904 From a blog site where one can download the book in several formats novel is also available on Project Gutenberg One cannot underestimate my love for Von Arnim s writing Her fiction is good but her autobiographical work is pure joy In this kind of work she doesn t write about much of anything but her spirit and intelligence shine in witty observations
daily life Daily it indeed was in her first two books Elizabeth and Her German Garden and The Solitary Summer In those she simply described her daily goings on mostly in her beloved garden in rural Pomerania In The Solitary Summer she had a small premise at the outset to have no visitors for a whole summer and she succeeded charmingly This time around Von Arnim gets bolder with her premise to walk around Germany s largest island and popular tourist destination RugenShe fails at her premise almos Rugen is the largest island Germany possesses It is 32 miles long and 25 miles wide with a population today of 77000 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 Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life exploring the world She has three young daughters and anstate to take care of at home in Miltzow She spends two weeks on Rugen describing Crazy Love each stop Elizabethnjoys the forests the sea and the landscape of Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society each town Here she describes sitting in the woods behind Binz when mere uiet weather trees and grass sea and clouds can make you forget that life has anything in it but rapture can make you drink in heaven withvery breath How long will it last this joy of living Elizabeth writes with wisdom and at times seems modern Recommended specially when visiting Rugen 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 soOf Daily Life Daily
She Decides To Go Alonedecides to go alone 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 tc She accomplishes this her gift of poetically describing nature s gifts is admirably suited to this task but her tour of Rugen nds up being an adventure in very 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 appear to be following her around the island A delicious treat of lyrical beauty and witty observations by a uniue voice that still brings delight to readers over 100 years late. Llin nach Binz Wir Black Heart, Red Ruby erkunden die Wälder um Granitz das Jagdschloß und den Schwarzen See Dann gehts weiter über Binz nach Stubbenkammer Glowe und Wiek Ein Abstecher nach Hiddensee beschließt die lftägige Wanderung. This is the lady uivalent 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 New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood even the descriptions of scenery are interesting and it s worth a look just to admire the casual precision of language and tone Meanwhileveryone 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 Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey endlessly It s a wildly fun read 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 becauseach book stands on its own but having read Elizabeth s German Garden and Solitary Summer and God's Pocket enjoying Elizabeth von Arnim s journal like style Elizabeth has such a refreshing air about her that has menjoying all she says ЯED 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 toxplore it deeps I had never heard of the island Rugen before but I felt I traveled it in a way with her When reading this kind of travel guide which in reality turns into a human interaction story you are interested in how things turn out and once again can Elizabeth obtain that sought out solitary thoughtfulness which she loves to obtain when she commutes with nature but once again relatives or friends show up to bring that reality to restriction because of their want of constant attention Humor is always present but being a natural one with regards to human beings I find these stories interesting so for when they were written pre world war 1 independence of women being very limited and yet always Elizabeth brings it forth in her writing and looking at both sides I wonder what side she was really on Sadly cannot find the xact dition 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 The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs editions Elizabeth in 1904 was a lady before her timesshe wanted to walk Rugen andxperience 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 arly feminist attempting to spread the word of liberation to all females within her reach and avoid her aging doddering professor husband The two British visitors to the Island mother and son and Charlotte s Professor husband and Charlotte herself all seem to weave Charlotte s Professor husband and Charlotte herself all seem to weave and out of the story while veryone moves around the island meeting up here and there The humor and wit of Elizabeth s descriptions of the frustrations large and small of NOT getting her solitude and her beautifully Monsieur Pain expressed joy of the nature invery respect make the book a true pleasure to read I can well understand why her writing was and remains
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Some Pleasure In Thepleasure in the series of Downton AbbeyI think pisode two wherein her famous book Elizabeth and Her German Garden was made reference toOne has to try and put themselves back into another time in this world when such manners and customs were necessary and treasured In many ways I wish we could see of these sensibilities todayA joy for a change of pace This was an unexpectedly delightful feel good readI usually do not read these kind of books tbh I rarely read anything that is not Science Fiction or Fantasy but I found it on the shelves of my late mother And since Ruegen is a place I have very fond memories of I had to take a lookAt the beginning of the last century Elizabeth decides to travel around Ruegen with a waiting maid and a coachman Her intention is to have a uiet journey to discover the lovely sights of the island in the Baltic Sea The uiet part of the journey is soon thwarted for she can not get rid off the company of an English bishop s wife and her son her cousin Charlotte who s frustrated by her fruitless fforts to get to see to women s rights and later on the cousin s husband an What If elderly professor whom said cousin tries to avoid cause he doesn t take her seriouslyAll Elizabeth wants is solitude all she gets is chaos Her little adventures are told in a humorous way her dialogues are witty and her inner monologues often self deprecating The author tells her story with a light handed ironical distance Caught betweenmancipation and commitment to the The Exhaustion Breakthrough established system she analyses herself and hernvironment with a sharp The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good eye never condenscending always with understanding respect and sometimes with amiable naivet I had such a pleasure reading her mishaps most of which are completely harmless by nowadays standards in her vivid prose that I already bought of her books for myvening feel good times 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 wandafulAvailable on Project Gutenberg I shall read this on my laptop a page at a time Life is grand thank you WandaOpening 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 PomeraniaShe finds a travel guide to R gen that has thi. In diesem berühmten Reiseroman veröffentlichte Elizabeth von Arnim ihre hinreißenden Erlebnisse und bezaubernden Naturbeobachtungen auf der Insel Rügen Mit ihrem unvergleichlichen Erzähltalent Supplemental Book entwirft siein prä.
Review Ô PDF, Hark! The Herald Angels Scream eBook or KindlePUB Ï Elizabeth von ArnimS remarkable paragraph Hearest thou the name R gen so doth a wondrous spell come over thee Before thine yes it rises as a dream of far away beauteous fairylands Images and figures of long ago beckon thee across to the marvellous places where in grey prehistoric times they dwelt and on which they have left the shadow of their presence And in thee stirs a mighty desire to wander over the glorious legend surrounded island Cord up then thy light bundle take to heart Shylock s advice to put money in thy purse and follow me without fear of the threatening sea sickness which may overtake thee on the short crossing for it has never yet done any one harm than imposing on him a rapidly passing discomfort 3 Enchanted April4 Elizabeth and her German Garden The Adventures of Elizabeth in R genTR Vera Wanda has found that this story is the basis for du Maurier s Rebecca so I am keen to have a looksee The title characternarrator might also be the author don t know don t care is a wealthy English lady who married a German whatever and now regards herself as a female Junker and feels like traveling around the island of R gen all alone which means being driven in a carriage by a chauffeur and having her shoes buttoned by a maid These are inferior beings of course she sometimes seriously ponders the possible presence of inner life in her maid not allowed to bother her There are others namely her rebellious feminist cousin the cousin s unbelievably creepy cute old German professor and a wife of an English bishop who have the rights to bother her and she can t run away Her distress at this horrible development is what the book is aboutDisliked this book immensely Wow Talk about annoying Sometimes there were glimpses of compassion but mostly it was all about smug self satisfaction of Elizabeth who simply could not understand how other people specially those stupid unreasonable women could be dissatisfied with their lot in life The feminist cousin was a sick harried and unpleasant individual the bishop s wife was a horrid snob and hypocrite the men were or less fussed over and forgiven for their little faults being dontcha know men and Elizabeth would rather talk to men Way valuable and interesting menThere was also nature depicted in painstaking detail with raptures and frills and lots of sugarI had lots of irritating stuff highlighted but I m not feeling like uoting anything Maybe when I m in prison with nothing lse to doI liked the nding and some of the irritating passages which made me read on hence 2 stars But I must say that it s been a long time since I ve been in a unsympathetic company I m also reading Little Women and haven t decided which bunch of characters is worse as of yet but Elizabeth in R gen might take the cake With rancid butter lol I am on an Elizabeth von Arnim kick Five novels read and something like 12 to go What got me started was Vera and that was an incredibly good book and then I read The Enchanted April After that I was hooked and off to the races with The Caravaners and then Elizabeth and Her German Garden and then Expiation They were all different Bidadari yang Mengembara enough fromach other to stimulate but I am beginning to see some stylistic lements in her novels that are trademarks of hersTo wit stimulate but I am beginning to see some stylistic lements in her novels that are trademarks of hersTo wit the protagonist s coachman August has left his coach with Elizabeth in it behind while he rides his horse this is circa 1900 up front unaware the coach car has been disengaged for an hour or so before he realizes things are mighty uiet back there I guess he prefers to stare ahead for prolonged durations He finally realizes he has left Elizabeth and her maid Gertrud in the dust and he hysterically rides back to fetch them And so there is this La strada delle croci exchange between him and a small crowd of villagers who have gathered I guess to provide aid and comfort to Elizabeth Finally continued August not to be stopped in hisxcited account finally by the mercy of Providence the map used by the gracious one fell out I knew it would as a peasant was passing He called to me he pointed to the road I pulled up I turned round and what did I see What I then saw I shall never no never forget no not if my life should continue to be a hundred He put his hand on his heart and gasped
crowd waited breathless I turned around continued August and I saw nothing But you said you would never forget what saw objected a dissatisfied looking man August Never never shall I forget it Man Yet you saw nothing at all August Nothing nothing Never will I forget it Man If you saw nothing you cannot forget it persisted the dissatisfied man August I say I cannot it is what I say Man It is impossible to forget that which has not been called out the dissatisfied man as August passed himWhich is reminiscent of the funny scene involving Wymess in the novel Vera Wemyss is remonstrating against one of his maids He sees that the piano cover is missing a button He wants verything just so xactly just so and someone is to blame for the missing button Look at the piano leg said Wemyss The parlourmaid not knowing which leg looked at all three so as to be safe What do you see he asked The parlourmaid was reluctant to say What she saw was piano legs but she felt that wasn t the right answer What do you NOT see Wemyss asked louder This was much difficult because there were so many thingsThe crowd waited breathless I turned around continued August and I saw nothing But you said you would never forget what
She Didn T See Her Parents Fordidn t see her parents for is reminiscent of Mrs Fischer in The Enchanted April when she dislikes a mannerism of speaking of Mrs Wilkins You see Mrs Wilkins said a silly trick that which she mostly began her sentences Mrs Fischer The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth each time wished to say Pardon me I do not see I hear by why troubleIn the present novel the protagonist is rarely called by her name but from the title we know it is Elizabeth Only once or twice is there mention that she has a husband and children She is very well off so one can imagin. Chtiges Bild der »Perle der Ostsee« und lädt zuiner kurzweiligen Wanderung über die Insel in Stationen der Reise sind Von Stralsund geht s über Miltzow und Lauterbach nach Göhren und Thiessow von dort über Se.