From this charmingly nostalgic biography, the Victorian era and the Lind personality cast long and interesting shadows over an intermittently madcap world. Though the sound of her voice is beyond living memory, the legend of Jenny Lind still lingers. The Swedish Nightingale was a fascinating study in contrasts. Artistic temperament and religious conviction, intense professional dedication and a lifelong interest in charitable projects combined to give her the reputation of a ""highly spiritual songstress and wily promoter"". The manifestations of the Jenny Lind craze, absurd though they were, are a part of sociological history that will fascinate many readers.