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Date of issue: March 1st 1998
ISBN: 2264023880
ISBN 13: 9782264023889
The author of the book: Elizabeth von Arnim
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 773 KB
Edition: 10/18

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Fanny avait épousé un certain Mr. Skeffington et, pour des raisons jugées par elle impérieuses, elle en avait divorcé. Depuis - cela faisait plus de vingt ans - elle l'avait quasiment oublié. Mais soudain, à sa grande surprise, elle se mit à penser beaucoup à lui... D'ailleurs, elle sentait à chaque instant sa présence derrière chaque chose. Elle savait fort bien qu'elle aurait bientôt cinquante ans et, à une étape aussi cruciale de sa vie, quoi de plus naturel, se disait-elle, que de se retourner sur le passé ? Mais Fanny n'est plus la célèbre beauté d'autrefois qui, après un mariage sans amour vite suivi d'un divorce, a consacré sa vie à séduire un homme après l'autre. Et l'avenir lui fait désormais peur. Certes elle est très fortunée, son ex-mari, un riche homme d'affaires juif, ayant largement pourvu à ses besoins. Mais elle est seule, chacun de ses anciens soupirants s'étant éloigné. C'est alors que revient Job Skeffington qui avait eu le malheur de croire - précisons que nous sommes à la fin des années 1930 - qu'il pouvait retourner en Autriche, son pays d'origine. Et en quelques instants, la vie de Fanny va prendre un sens - enfin.

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Ebook Mr Skeffington read Online! Elizabeth, Countess Russell, was a British novelist and, through marriage, a member of the German nobility, known as Mary Annette Gräfin von Arnim.

Born 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 Katherine Mansfield (whose real name was Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp).
Elizabeth von Arnim spent her old age in London, Switzerland, and on the French Riviera. When World War II broke out she permanently took up residence in the United States, where she died in 1941, aged 74.


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