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The Pastor's Wife

A Virago Modern Classic
  • Author
    • Elizabeth von Arnim
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Ingeborg Bullivant, the put-upon daughter of the Bishop of Redchester, suddenly becomes possessed by the demon Rebellion and takes a week's tour to Lucerne. Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father's wrath on her return, however, Ingeborg accepts her Herr Dremmel with simple relief.

But the role of a pastor's wife in East Prussia is not as Ingeborg had imagined, for she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another ...
  • Published: Feb 02 2006
  • Pages: 496
  • 198 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9781844082803
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Press Reviews

  • Lisa St Aubin de Teran
    Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony
  • Kate Saunders
    [von Arnim] was keenly aware of the powerlessness of an intelligent woman in a male-dominated world
  • Rebecca West
    A particular kind of witty and well constructed fiction, a sort of sparkling Euclid, which nobody else can touch
  • Terence de Vere White
    Worldly, sharp, witty ... Try to write like that, and her gift will seem very enviable and elusive