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Book Title: Due gemelle in America|
The author of the book: Elizabeth von Arnim
Date of issue: October 2014
ISBN 13: 9788833973128
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 736 KB
Edition: Bollati Boringhieri
Read full description of the books Due gemelle in America:Con l’incombere della prima guerra mondiale, Anna Rose e Anna Felicitas, due gemelle diciassettenni orfane di entrambi i genitori, vengono affidate a dei poco solleciti parenti inglesi. Lo zio Arthur, tronfio patriota, è un tutore decisamente riluttante: le ragazze sono tedesche da parte di padre e chissà, potrebbero agire come spie nemiche... Spedite in America, durante la traversata in transatlantico incontrano Mr Twist, un ingegnere benestante dallo spiccato istinto materno, con cui stringono durevole amicizia. Purtroppo, Mr Twist non ha considerato le conseguenze del prendere sotto la sua ala protettiva due giovani e bellissime donne assolutamente sprovviste di tatto e di risorse che continueranno a richiedere il suo aiuto per lungo tempo dopo il loro arrivo a destinazione, a New York. Ne derivano numerose avventure raccontate con l’arguzia tipica dello stile della von Arnim in un divertente romanzo che esplora la natura dei sospetti riversati sulle due Anna e su Mr Twist in un paese che si appresta alla guerra.
Read information about the authorElizabeth, Countess Russell, was a British novelist and, through marriage, a member of the German nobility, known as Mary Annette Gräfin von Arnim.
Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia, she was raised in England and in 1891 married Count Henning August von Arnim, a Prussian aristocrat, and the great-great-great-grandson of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia.
She had met von Arnim during an Italian tour with her father. They married in London but lived in Berlin and eventually moved to the countryside where, in Nassenheide, Pomerania, the von Arnims had their family estate. The couple had five children, four daughters and a son. The children's tutors at Nassenheide included E. M. Forster and Hugh Walpole.
In 1898 she started her literary career by publishing Elizabeth and Her German Garden, a semi-autobiographical novel about a rural idyll published anonymously and, as it turned out to be highly successful, reprinted 21 times within the first year. Von Arnim wrote another 20 books, which were all published "By the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden".
Count von Arnim died in 1910, and in 1916 Elizabeth married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, Bertrand Russell's elder brother. The marriage ended in disaster, with Elizabeth escaping to the United States and the couple finally agreeing, in 1919, to get a divorce. She also had an affair with H. G. Wells.
She was a cousin of Katherine Mansfield (whose real name was Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp).
Elizabeth von Arnim spent her old age in London, Switzerland, and on the French Riviera. When World War II broke out she permanently took up residence in the United States, where she died in 1941, aged 74.
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