Elizabeth and Mary
By (author) Jane Dunn
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Elizabeth and Mary by Jane Dunn
Book Description"Superb.... A perceptive, suspenseful account." -- The New York Times Book Review "Dunn demythologizes Elizabeth and Mary. In humanizing their dynamic and shifting relationship, Dunn describes it as fueled by both rivalry and their natural solidarity as women in an overwhelmingly masculine world." -- Boston Herald The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life more vividly the exquisite texture of two women s rivalry, spurred on by the ambitions and machinations of the forceful men who surrounded them. The drama has terrific resonance even now as women continue to struggle in their bid for executive power. Against the backdrop of sixteenth-century England, Scotland, and France, Dunn paints portraits of a pair of protagonists whose formidable strengths were placed in relentless opposition. Protestant Elizabeth, the bastard daughter of Anne Boleyn, whose legitimacy had to be vouchsafed by legal means, glowed with executive ability and a visionary energy as bright as her red hair. Mary, the Catholic successor whom England s rivals wished to see on the throne, was charming, feminine, and deeply persuasive. That two such women, queens in their own right, should have been contemporaries and neighbours sets in motion a joint biography of rare spark and page-turning power."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375708206
(206mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jane Dunn
Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters, Paperback (February 2014)
Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.
Read My Heart, Paperback (May 2009)
From the bestselling author of 'Elizabeth and Mary', the remarkable love story of Dorothy Osborne and Sir William Temple, set against the turbulence and romance of 17th-century England.
Elizabeth and Mary, Paperback (March 2004)
This is the first biography of the fateful relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. It was the defining relationship of their lives, and marked the intersection of the great Tudor and Stuart dynasties, a landmark event in British history.
Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Jane Dunn
* A moving and important book on the relationship between two remarkable sisters who jointly created the Bloomsbury Group * 'It is almost too true and too moving to be read by a close relation' Quentin Bell
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Author Biography - Jane Dunn
Jane Dunn is the author ofMoon in Eclipse: A Life of Mary Shelley; A Very Close Conspiracy: Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell;Antonia White: A Life; and Read My Heart: A Love Story in England's Age of Revolution.She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is married to the linguist and writer Nicholas Ostler, and lives in Bath, England."
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