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Thelma

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Marie Corelli was born in England. She was the illegitimate daughter of the Scottish poet Charles Mackey and his servant. Marie was sent to a Parisian convent for her education. Her Victorian romances have been compared to those of Jaqueline Suzann. Thelma is a sweet and tender love story, which must have thrilled the closet Victorian woman readers of romance novels. Thelm ...more
Hardcover, 524 pages
Published by IndyPublish.com (first published 1887)
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Nandita
A love story written by someone who is moved very much by the beautiful landscapes in Norway as evident by her minute descriptions of the place.Very past paced and though you dread a tragic ending, it is anything but that. It folds up enchantingly and you put down the book with a sigh, a wistful one as always is the case with love stories ;)
Mel
I had mixed reactions to this book. It was divided into three books, with the first and third book being set in Norway and the middle book being set in London. I really loved the first and third books. It was like reading Victorian folklore, proper gothic tales with a dwarf, followers of Thor and evil Christians. It was a simple love story but it was very descriptive and atmospheric and I enjoyed it immensley. The middle book set in London just felt odd, it was alright, harsh on the duplicity of ...more
Sanat Singh
Simply amazing! The very best. Ranks at number 1 in my list of must reads ..... an unpolluted, childlike Norwegian princess marries an English nobleman. But what awaits her in England is a labyrinthine maze of politics, conniving and plotting ladies of british nobility whose jealousy and envy for the enchantingly beautiful Thelma make her life miserable .........
Read yourself to find out more.
Kailey
Oh, this book just tore my heart out, it is so beautiful. All the good characters are so wonderful, the heroes are marvelous, the heroines are so sweet; but the villains are all so repugnant, repulsive, horrifying.

Quite a powerful novel. I love love love it!
Samuel
Read twice now...my favorite book for many years...still might be :)
Dave
In 1887, just a year after her first two books were published, Marie Corelli published her third book titled “Thelma: A Norwegian Princess”. While it is somewhat surprising that she managed to get three books published in such a short period of time, what is even more surprising is that the quality of the works improved with each book. This book is the longest of the first three and with one of Corelli’s weaknesses in her first two books being many extremely long paragraphs, I was glad to see th ...more
Briget Murphy
Marie, I'm ashamed of you. What fluff!
Gwyneth Davidson
Full of beauty and romance.
Lonesome
used to be my fav a teen its a lovely simple old fashioned fairy tale like romance and it is very wonderfully atmospheric
Sivasubramanian Sivasuriyanarayanan
a lovable book. read about thirty years back.
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Why are innocent people easily destroyed? Is innocence a rare quality? 1 4 Oct 31, 2012 09:18AM  
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Marie Corelli (born Mary Mackay) was a British novelist, whose controversial works of the time often label her as an early advocate of the New Age movement.
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