QUEEN VICTORIA by E. F. Benson
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QUEEN VICTORIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With his usual facility for weaving an entertaining text around his chosen subject, Benson, in chatty fashion, draws a simple, straightforward and not altogether sympathetic portrait of the Queen, -- her zest for amusement, in her youth, her real love for hard work, her growing dignity and sense of her own importance. Her adoration of Lord Melbourne and, later, her worship of her husband, are presented as another and really charming facet of her character. The Prince Consort is shown in a more flattering light than usual, as intelligent, high-minded, far-seeing and a good executive, though he failed lamentably when it came to English sports and the average English ""country gentleman"". The Benson audience is fairly well-established, and this should sell well.

Pub Date: April 7th, 1935
Publisher: Longmans, Green