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A Virago Modern Classic
  • Author
    • Elizabeth von Arnim
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Lucy Entwhistle's beloved father has just died, and aged twenty-two, she finds herself alone in the world. Leaning against her garden gate, dazed and unhappy, she is disturbed by the sudden appearance of the perspiring Mr Wemyss.

This middle-aged man is also in mourning - for his wife, Vera, who has died in mysterious circumstances. Before Lucy can collect herself, Mr Wemyss has taken charge: of the funeral arrangements, of her kind Aunt Dot, but most of all of Lucy herself, body and soul. Elizabeth von Arnim's masterpiece, VERA is a forceful study of the power of men in marriage - and the weakness of women in love.
  • Published: Feb 02 2006
  • Pages: 336
  • 198 x 124mm
  • ISBN: 9781844082810
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Press Reviews

  • Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
    Elizabeth von Arnim is a mistress of irony
  • Penelope Mortimer
    She has a wild sense of comedy and a vision continually thwarted though it was of potential happiness