Il circolo delle ingrate
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Il circolo delle ingrate

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Anna coltiva un unico, profondo desiderio: essere indipendente. Invece è orfana e costretta a vivere a carico della ricca cognata, il cui unico desiderio è quello di maritarla al miglior partito su piazza e togliersela di torno. Anna però rifiuta i vari corteggiatori e si convince poco alla volta di essere condannata a una vita senza méta e inutile, fino a quando non accad...more
Paperback, Varianti, 393 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Bollati Boringhieri (first published 1901)
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Eliza
À dix-huit ans, Anna Estcourt semblait promise au plus bel avenir. Élevée par un frère qu’elle adore depuis la mort de leurs parents, sir Peter, elle est introduite en société par sa belle-sœur Susie, qui ne ménage pas ses efforts pour en faire une femme accomplie et susciter les propositions de beaux partis londoniens. Mais Anna, pourtant charmante de visage et de manières, repousse toutes les offres qui lui sont faites. Et là voilà désormais âgée de vingt-cinq ans, déjà lasse des bals et des r...more
Tintaglia
Quando un libro è perfetto dalla prima all'ultima riga bisogna gridarlo ai quattro venti.
E questo è il caso. MERAVIGLIOSO.
Luciabo
E' un romanzo molto ironico, come quasi tutti gli scritti della Von Arnim, con un’idea di fondo molto originale e con un tema molto importante, soprattutto se visto al tempo in cui il libro fu pubblicato, il 1901: il giusto desiderio di indipendenza delle donne in una società molto maschilista. La protagonista, una giovane ragazza orfana e senza mezzi, sogna di essere una donna indipendente, allontanandosi dalla casa della ricca cognata, in cui è ospite mal gradita, che spera solo di trovarle un...more
Erica
Not one of my favorites by Elizabeth von Arnim...the story is a little bit like a bad sitcom with too many cliched misunderstandings. And the heroine's foolishness annoyed me, but the author's writing is light and amusing as always.
Tamara Leigh
I believe I would have enjoyed The Benefactress more if not for having read Elizabeth von Arnim's Enchanted April first. The Benefactress is well written (though overly detailed) and the author is adept at character development, but the story didn't rise anywhere near the level of Enchanted April. I SO wanted to experience the magic of Enchanted April again. I do intend to read more of von Arnim's books in the hope her writing can do again what Enchanted April did for me.
Daniela Mastropasqua
Ho letto già molte opere di quest'autrice e quando ho trovato questo, che non conoscevo, in libreria, l'ho comprato quasi senza pensarci. Sicura di una piacevole e interessante lettura. Ma nulla... la storia non è riuscita a coinvolgermi praticamente mai, i personaggi nemmeno (li dimenticherò in fretta) e per lo più l'ho trovato noioso... :(
Beth
An adorable story, I loved it until the end, and only hold back highest praise because the end was so abrupt. I have noticed this tendency in von Arnim - occasionally she seems to suddenly lose interest in her story and simply end it without a comfortable winding-down. Otherwise, it was very delightful.
Diane Challenor
The moral of this story, or should I say the philosophy of this story is so profound. Sure the style is a bit dated, sure it's a bit wordy in places but it's an interesting premise and will keep you turning the pages to see what happens to the heroine and her philanthropic endeavors.
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Elizabeth, 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 New Zealand while her family resided 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...more
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