Elizabeth and her German Garden

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Author: Marie Annette Beauchamp ("Elizabeth")
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,367 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 258
mnybks.net#: 975
Origin: gutenberg.org

Originally published in 1898, "Elizabeth and her German Garden" is the first book by Marie Annette Beauchamp--known all her life as "Elizabeth". The book, anonymously published, was an incredible success, going through printing after printing by several publishers over the next few years. Elizabeth is best known to modern readers by the name "Elizabeth von Arnim", author of "The Enchanted April."

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e with many gables where I pass my reluctant nights. The house is very old, and has been added to at various times. It was a convent before the Thirty Years' War, and the vaulted chapel, with its brick floor worn by pious peasant knees, is now used as a hall. Gustavus Adolphus and his Swedes passed through more than once, as is duly recorded in archives still preserved, for we are on what was then the high-road between Sweden and Brandenburg the unfortunate. The Lion of the North was no doubt an estimable person and acted wholly up to his convictions, but he must have sadly upset the peaceful nuns, who were not without convictions of their own, sending them out on to the wide, empty plain to piteously seek some life to replace the life of silence here.

From nearly all the windows of the house I can look out across the plain, with no obstacle in the shape of a hill, right away to a blue line of distant forest, and on the west side uninterruptedly to the setting sun--nothing but a green, rolling plain, w

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