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Under Two Flags

By: Ouida
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Under Two Flags" by Ouida is a riveting Victorian adventure novel that intertwines romance, drama, and military intrigue. Set against the backdrop of the Foreign Legion, Ouida's gripping tale delves into themes of honor, loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal amidst the backdrop of military life. At the heart of the narrative lies the compelling story of a soldier torn between duty and love, navigating the complexities of loyalty and honor. As the protagonist grapples with moral dilemmas and romantic entanglements, the novel unfolds with captivating drama and suspense. Ouida's vivid prose transports readers to the exotic locales of the Foreign Legion, immersing them in the adrenaline-fueled adventures and dangerous escapades of its characters. The novel's exploration of courage, sacrifice, and the bonds of brotherhood resonates deeply within the reader's soul. With its blend of thrilling adventure and passionate romance, "Under Two Flags" stands as a timeless masterpiece of Victorian literature. Ouida's skillful storytelling and rich character development ensure that readers are kept on the edge of their seats until the very end, making it a must-read for lovers of historical fiction and military dramas alike.

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Ouida

Born in 1839 as Maria Louise Ramé, Ouida was an English novelist renowned for her passionate prose and colourful lifestyle. She thought the pen name "Ouida," pronounced "wee-dah," sounded intriguing and foreign, so she took it. Ouida, who grew up in a cultured home, was passionate with reading and writing from a young age. Her first book, "Granville de Vigne," was published in 1859, marking the start of her literary career. She continued to write a great deal throughout her life. Ouida became well-known for her rich descriptions, dramatic storylines, and idealised depictions of European culture. Her books frequently addressed love, class, and the struggles of the person living in a society that places restrictions on them. Some critics commended her inventive narrative and astute observations on human nature, while others wrote off her work as unduly romantic and shallow. Ouida's novels which are still researched and valued for their contributions to Victorian literature and their understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of the time remain a testament to her legacy.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 554pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767627
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767622
  • Item Weight: 720.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 30.3mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / General