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A Lady Of Quality

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Lady of Quality" is a historical novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The story is set in 17th-century England and follows the life of Clorinda Wildairs, a young woman who defies convention and social norms to assert her independence and achieve success in a male-dominated society. Despite being born into an aristocratic family, Clorinda faces numerous challenges as a woman, including limited opportunities for education and career advancement, and pressure to marry and conform to societal expectations. Undeterred, she rebels against these constraints and becomes a successful playwright and entrepreneur, earning the admiration of many and the scorn of others. But, what made her successful? How did she become successful? Along the way, Clorinda also navigates complex relationships with various men, including a charming but unscrupulous nobleman and a virtuous and loyal friend who harbors deeper feelings for her. Will she get the love of her life? Is Clorinda going to be in a relationship with someone?

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

Anglo-American novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England on 24 November 1849. She started writing when she was young to help her family through difficult times. After her father passed away in 1854, Frances Hodgson's circumstances became progressively more difficult as she grew older. The family left Europe in 1865 and relocated in New Market, Tennessee, close to Knoxville, but the support promised by a maternal relative did not materialize. Hodgson was successful in getting a story accepted by Godey's Lady's Book in 1868. Within a few years, Godey's, Scribner's Monthly, Peterson's Ladies' Magazine, and Harper's all routinely published her work. After spending a year in England, she married Dr. Swan Moses Burnett of New Market in 1873. A number one bestseller in 1886, Little Lord Fauntleroy eventually enjoyed success as a play, immortalized her son's curls and velvet suits, and was adapted into a silent film. Her stories often feature rags-to-riches themes that mirror her own journey from disadvantaged beginnings to renowned novelist. She became a hot topic due to her extravagant Victorian style attire, divorce, extensive travels, literary network of friends, and their gatherings. She was generous in financing different organizations, particularly those involving children.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 197 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358017058
  • ISBN-13: 9789358017052
  • Item Weight: 236.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Fantasy / Historical,Fiction / Gothic,Fiction / Romance / Historical / General