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W 1837 roku osiemnastoletnia Aleksandryna Wiktoria obejmuje panowanie. W ciągu zaledwie kilku dni zostaje przedstawiona parlamentowi i przeniesiona do pałacu Buckingham. Trafia w wir dworskich intryg, polityki, zdrad, miłostek i płomiennych romansów. Czy młoda królowa sprosta pokładanym w niej oczekiwaniom? Czy stanie się marionetką w r
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published February 22nd 2017 by Marginesy (first published November 1st 2016)
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Patty I don't know how you could think this would be "erotica"...it is about Queen Victoria of England.....hence the term from "Victorian" times...good…moreI don't know how you could think this would be "erotica"...it is about Queen Victoria of England.....hence the term from "Victorian" times...good grief!(less)
Teresa the first 2/3 of the book is pretty much the first 2 episodes of the series. If you saw the show before you read (as I did) it's like seeing the TV…morethe first 2/3 of the book is pretty much the first 2 episodes of the series. If you saw the show before you read (as I did) it's like seeing the TV show in repeat in your head. It's even the same dialogue.(less)
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James
4+ stars to Daisy Goodwin's Victoria, a historical fiction novel released with a PBS TV series bringing the book to life on Sunday evenings. I was very sad when Downton Abbey was ending, but looked forward to the release of "The Gilded Age," "The Crown," and "Victoria," all of which handled similar themes and historical families. I won this book through a giveaway but had already started watching the TV series. I finished the book this week with one episode still left to watch to see how this ch ...more
abby
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A coming of age story. But with crown jewels.

Princess Alexandrina Victoria, or Drina as her family calls her, knows that she will be queen one day. A complicated line of succession has cleared her path to the throne-- but she can only hope her ailing uncle, the current king, holds on until her eighteenth birthday. Because like many teenagers, this princess is looking to get away from her overprotective mother.

When she's crowned she takes on a new name, Victoria, and finally gets her own bedroom.
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Julie
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin is a 2016 St. Martin’s Press publication.

This is a light and easy spin on Queen Victoria’s first days as the Queen, being at the ripe old age of eighteen. This fictional version of events reads more like a historical romance than a work of historical fiction.
As the sheltered Victoria tests the waters of her new found freedom and power, she often clashes with her mother and others who attempt to gain influence over her or advise her.

The Queen holds resentment in her h
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Thank you to Headline Review and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book for me to review!

Victoria is a novelisation of Queen Victoria's ascension to the British throne in 1837. What you may or may not know, however, is that the author of this book is also the writer and creator of the ITV series (also titled Victoria) that coincides with it. I actually watched season 1 of the show first before reading the novel, so it's extremely difficult for me not to compare the two and to be honest, I m
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Erin
Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Well, this was just pure reading pleasure. More historical romance than historical fiction, "Victoria " swirls around the early days of the English monarch's reign, her struggles for independence and her attachment to Prime Minister, Lord Melbourne that sparked many rumours. Although there were times that I wavered in liking the depiction of Victoria as an angst ridden teenager with a"crush" on a much older man, I lapped it all up. Like other reviewers, I would have liked an author's n
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Misfit
Well, that was all fluff and nonsense that went on waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. The Lord Melbourne 'romance' was not appreciated by this reader, especially without an author's note with reasons why that was written into the story and if it had any basis in historical fact.
Frank Phillips
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this book. The attention to detail, the character development, the overall splendid writing and Drammatic plot earned a 4-4.5 star rating! Not only is it spot-on factually, the writing is just simply great. Who would have thought that a royal would be raised under such strict conditions? I mean, having to hold one's hand anytime you go down the stairs?! Can we say paranoid much?! I am German, and absolutely loved/hated The depiction of Victoria's strict German mother in this! ...more
Erin
Jar Pick #2

I did something that I don't usually do.

I watched the tv show before I read the book.

I know! SHAME! but I didn't know there was a book until I was halfway through the show.

Victoria is about the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. It spans from her 18 birthday until she proposes to Prince Albert. Queen Victoria is one of the most consequential monarchs in history but in the early days it was rough. She was only 18 when she claimed the Throne, she had a German mother(Germans were
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vicky
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
shamelessly putting this on my tbr list, as a history student I have sinned

EDIT:

I'd say it was pretty much exactly like the show, minus the downstairs subplot and the fact that (view spoiler) The dialogue was basically identical to what they worked with on screen, but some scenes had more subtle details, which I loved. The Vicbourne build-up was beautifully done (ugh the pain) and Albert only made his entrance towards the 70% mark, not complaining.

Kath
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Sarah
I didn't think I would like this book as much as I did so I'm very pleasantly surprised! I requested it on NetGalley because it sounded intriguing and now, I'm so glad that I did! Historical fiction is a genre I have sort of shied away from in the past because I wasn't a big fan of history in school but I thought this was wonderful and the kind of book I would like to read on a regular basis. Actually thinking about it, the few historical fiction books I have read (Salt To The Sea, All The Light ...more
The Lit Bitch
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am going to preface this post by saying that Queen Victoria is absolutely my favorite queen! I’ve had my eye on this book for MONTHS waiting for it to come out.

When this came up for review I literally jumped for joy. So I was already geared up to love this one but my biggest fear was that because I was so excited to read it that I didn’t want to be let down if it wasn’t good.

Well my fears were entirely unfounded! This was an excellent read!

I have been a fan of Daisy Goodwin’s novels for quite
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Maddie
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had so much fun consuming this story in novel form. I'm such trash for Victoria and Albert, just thinking about the fact they didn't spend their lifetimes together makes me want to cry. (Actually, I have spontaneously cried about it once.)

This has definitely sparked an interested in more historic royal tales, too! But, right now, it's time for me to start re-watching season 1 before diving into season 2.
Andrea
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am a big fan of historical fiction and found this book to be delightful and a page-turner. The young Queen Victoria is endearing, annoying, youthful and an old soul all at once. She sees her foes and learns to handle them easily.

I was rooting for Lord M throughout the book- such a wonderful male character! Loved him!

Like all Daisy Goodwin books, this is a delightful must-read!

I received an Advance Review Copy. All opinions are my own.
Ashley Brooks
3.5

Oh, young Victoria. This book covers 18/19 year old Victoria as she comes into power, acts like a child, stomps "But I'm the QUEEN" and you know, does Queen stuff. I did quite like this for the most part. The beginning started off strong but it got dragged out quite a bit in the middle. Not much happened and it felt like she was trying to stretch this story out perhaps because it was constrained due to the upcoming series on PBS. It did pick back up towards the end though and I'm curious to s
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Lesley
Dec 09, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing.

Here we have the potential for an epic story. A young woman, sheltered for her entire life, becomes Queen at the age of 18. Grievously unprepared, she somehow still succeeds to become one of the most successful and well known monarchs of the British Royal line and, until recently, the longest reigning. Add to that the sweeping romance with her husband, Prince Albert, and you have a recipe for a riveting story, right?

I thought so, until I started this book.

Let's start with the writi
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Billie
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'll watch the miniseries, which will probably be gorgeous. However, the writing on the novel is lackluster and there's not really enough story to justify a 350+ page novel.
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
I received this book for free from SheSpeaks

Victoria has lived a sheltered life before she became the Queen Victoria that we are all familiar with. Her mother didn't let her socialize or experience much outside of the walls of house, so in turn she doesn't know much about the world. At eighteen years of age, she find herself the Queen and with this comes not only great responsibility, but also a chance for her to carve out her own path. Thanks to Lord Melbourne, the prime minister, she learns th
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The Books Blender
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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La giovane Alexandrina Victoria - Drina per gli intimi - è destinata a un grande futuro - se lo zio Guglielmo le farà il dono di lasciarle il trono quando lei avrà raggiunto i diciotto anni così da essere libera dall'assurdo "Sistema Kensington", una serie di regole impostale dalla madre e dal di lei..
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Paige
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! I'm impartial though because I love Queen Victoria and the show that this is based on (they follow each other extremely closely which is pretty cool). Just wish there was a sequel to coincide with the second season.
Gabry
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se avete amato la serie TV, questo libro è perfetto! Ora però datemi un libro su Victoria ed Albert <3
Pamela
My initial thought - based on the synopsis and the gorgeous cover - this would be a seriously drawn story, a condensed life saga, a foray into the colorful (sometimes contradicting) life and reign of Queen Victoria. And I was all in. Greatly looking forward to a meaty good read. However, it turned out to be more of a "People Magazine" sort of story; a bit light, sensational, and gossipy. Plus Goodwin only covers Victoria's life from the age of seventeen until about twenty - prior to her first ma ...more
Célia | Estante de Livros
A Rainha Vitória é uma figura incontornável da monarquia britânica, após ter ocupado o trono durante mais de 63 anos, entre 1837 e 1901. Nesse período, também apelidado de época vitoriana, ocorreram mudanças profundas no país, das quais o maior exemplo será a Revolução Industrial. Já li várias coisas sobre este período (gosto particularmente de North and South, de Elizabeth Gaskell), mas a verdade é que tinha uma lacuna no que respeita à Rainha propriamente dita.

Vitória – A Jovem Rainha foi escr
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Ashley
Oct 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2016-list
I had high hopes for this book. Really, I did. With the hoopla surrounding the ITV series by the same name, perhaps my expectations were just too high.

For me, part of what makes a novel compelling is a main character who has a solid purpose--a strong goal that they are desperate to achieve. In this case, a young Queen Victoria is painted as a spoiled, whiny child, who cycles through emotions faster than anyone I've ever known, real or fictional. This didn't read as realistic, to me. She punishes
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debbicat ☮~Traveling Sister
This was a good book. Interesting and light. I liked it. I just didn't love it. I anticipated more of the romance between Victoria and Albert than was written here. I found it disappointing that Albert doesn't become much of a character until 80% of the book. I also didn't like that the supposed romance between Melbourne and Victoria took up so much reading space. I grew really tired of it actually. I picked it up and put it down several times, but, I really wanted to see the upcoming series so ...more
Karen Whittard
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first historical fiction that I have read that I actually enjoyed. Daisy has such a wonderful engaging writing style. I got swept away with the regency of it all. I have always loved Queen Victoria and always thought that she was one of the best Queens we have had. Her love between her and Albert I thought was always so beautiful. I loved going to her house at Isle of Wight as well. I recommend this book to everyone. It was wonderful

Happy reading everyone
Kirk
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, general-lit
Pg 254 "....there was a feeling that a young, personable queen of marriageable age must be in want of a husband."
Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
3.5/5
This book was richly written and I could see the scenes in my head (which makes sense as the author, Daisy Goodwin, is also a screenwriter for PBS).
Every time I picked up this book I settled in, ready to escape to Buckingham Palace for a couple of hours.

Victoria follows the life of Queen Victoria, beginning in 1835 right before she becomes Queen of England at age 18 and ending when she marries Prince Albert in 1840.

Victoria is trying to make her own way and reign, despite prejudices ag
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Joanne Freitas
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estes livros que sempre me cativaram. Este livro em específico fala sobre a vida pessoal da rainha Vitória, dá-nos assim uma perspetiva mais intima de como era as relações pessoais e sociais da época e de como eram vividos os romances. Como também monstra-nos os “debates” internos da rainha e a maneira como esta vê as coisas.
Melanie Kilsby
For a fictional book, this was incredible and historically accurate for the most part, in my opinion. Mrs. Goodwin did an amazing job recollecting facts to bring Victoria's story back to life, which I so appreciated. Though I know some facts were a little swayed, especially those of faith, most were spot on.

Unfortunately, there was a few down falls for me regarding this book. Knowing that religion and faith play a HUGE part of the Royal family, I was expecting more. The British monarchy feel it
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Marie
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fact : 90% is melvic
fact : mel is as emo as vic in this
fun fact: mel fell asleep while albert was singing german folk song to vic

this book was neither a quality biography nor a quality skilled written novel, but it was quality blessed (trash) melvic

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Lord Melbourne, became Victoria’s private secretary.

is private secretary a code or
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DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. That w ...more
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“I was so happy … before.’
‘I find that happiness can always be recollected in tranquillity, Ma’am,’ said Melbourne.
Victoria put her hands down and looked up at him, her pale blue eyes searching his face. ‘You were happy too?’
When Melbourne spoke, it was in the voice not of the urbane Prime Minister, but of a man of advancing years who is facing the loss of the only thing that is still capable of bringing him joy. ‘You know I was, Ma’am.”
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