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Elizabeth Visits America (Elizabeth #2)

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Jul 06, 2009 rated it liked it
If I'm going to describe Jean Webster's novels as frothy, what on earth am I to say about Glyn? She's the most cotton candy author I have ever come across, an early 20th century Danielle Steele, revelling in scandalous descriptions of passion (lots of burning lips and hot embraces) and conspicuous consumption on a grand scale. This book is heavier on the latter than the former, as the heroine, Elizabeth, is a married woman coquetting her way across the US in the wake of a fight with her aristocr ...more
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It is fascinating to read the impressions people had of America in 1909. For example, on Detroit she writes that "it will be a paradise in 50 years".
Jun 11, 2017 rated it liked it
La Elizabeth diciassettenne che viaggiava per l'Europa, assediata dai suoi tanti innamorati, è in questo romanzo una giovane madre non ancora trentenne, che, per una ripicca con il geloso marito, decide di seguire, tutta sola, una coppia di amici in una tournée negli Stati Uniti. E se in 'The Visits of Elizabeth' al suo sguardo ingenuo si erano offerti i vizi e le debolezze di una decadente Europa di 'fin de siècle', qui è il Nuovo Mondo, con le sue enormi potenzialità, a farla da padrone.
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In a fit of pique over her husband's bad behavior, Elizabeth decides to accept an invitation to visit America, leaving her children with her mother. Convinced her husband is traveling with an old flame, she feels free to flirt with every attractive man she encounters. This backfires when one of them falls seriously in love with her, and she realizes that what is merely an amusement to her is heartbreaking to him.

On the whole the book is not as good as The Letter of Elizabeth, but it is an amusin
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Elinor Sutherland was born in St Helier, Jersey, the younger daughter of Douglas Sutherland (1838–1865), a civil engineer of Scottish descent, and his wife Elinor Saunders (1841–1937).

Her father died when Elinor was two months old and her mother returned to the parental home in Guelph, Ontario, Canada with her two daughters, Lucy Christiana and Elinor.

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