Elizabeth R A Biography
Queen. Great Britain. Commonwealth.
Edmund Spenser (1552-99) has been described as one of the greatest English poets, and is best known for The Faerie Queene, which he composed in celebration of the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. Published in the first series of English Men of Letters in 1879, this biography by R.W. Church (1815-90), Dean of St Paul's, recounts Spenser's life and work, hailing him as a genius who continued the Chaucerian tradition of reflecting the deepest human passions through verse.
This early work by Mary Elizabeth Braddon was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new biography of the author. This is classic murder mystery of its time, exploring materialistic values in Edwardian society. Vera Provana joins a spiritualist church to resist infidelity after being tempted into adultery. Her husband is then murdered.
William Kauffman Scarborough's absorbing biography, The Allstons of Chicora Wood, chronicles the history of a South Carolina planter family from the opulent antebellum years through the trauma of the Civil War and postwar period. Scarborough's examination of this extraordinarily enterprising family focuses on patriarch Robert R.F.W. Allston, his wife Adele Petigru Allston, and their daughter Elizabeth Allston Pringle Scarborough.