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Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, as well as the newspapers of the day, Rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama -- the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and - after his death - with his enduring place in history.
Magnificent Obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the year old myth that he died of typhoid fever. Quite simply, stunning.
Chilling and poignant, this is how history books should be written. Rappaport's book brings alive an almost forgotten time. A must-read if you love British history. British Weekly A fluid and astute writer, Rappaport delivers a historically discerning portrait of Victoria in the s.
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Booklist Rappaport offers an absorbing, perceptive, and detailed picture of a constitutional monarchy in crisis. Publishers Weekly An absorbing account of the making of a queen through her awful, protracted grief. Kirkus Reviews As shocking and immediate as a thriller.
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Seller Inventory M Brand New!. Seller Inventory VIB Her investigations throw new light on the true nature of Prince Albert's chronic physical condition and overturns the myth he died of typhoid fever. The death of Albert, Victoria's 'adored, intelligent and impressive consort' led to a national outpouring of grief, not seen again until the death of Princess Diana.
The Queen's obsessive love for her husband caused a state of profound grief 'that altered the shape of the British monarchy'.
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