Queen Victoria

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Author: Lytton Strachey
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,648 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63
LoC Category: CT
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,770
mnybks.net#: 6723
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Audiobook

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ngs, to which the unfortunate Princess was subjected, were an error; he drew the Prince aside, and begged him to communicate this opinion to the English doctors; but it was useless. The fashionable lowering treatment was continued for months. On November 5, at nine o'clock in the evening, after a labour of over fifty hours, the Princess was delivered of a dead boy. At midnight her exhausted strength gave way. When, at last, Stockmar consented to see her; he went in, and found her obviously dying, while the doctors were plying her with wine. She seized his hand and pressed it. "They have made me tipsy," she said. After a little he left her, and was already in the next room when he heard her call out in her loud voice: "Stocky! Stocky!" As he ran back the death-rattle was in her throat. She tossed herself violently from side to side; then suddenly drew up her legs, and it was over.

The Prince, after hours of watching, had left the room for a few moments' rest; and Stockmar had now to tell him that his wife w

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.12.10
Allan H. Clark
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This is an almost perfect biography—in a small volume it gives the essentials of Victoria's life in a most agreeable prose style. It is not an academic biography which attempts to cover everything in detail, but a charming, well-written general biography that is an absolute delight to read.


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