The Life of the Queen. Volumes I & II.

By Sarah Tyler

Printed: Circa 1900

Publisher: J S Virtue. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 26 × 33 × 3.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 26 x 33 x 3.5

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Blue cloth binding with gilt and black title and decoration on the spine and front board. Dimensions are for one volume.

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Two extremely lovely books

Life of Queen Victoria England Britain Military Opium Wars Prince Albert An impressive, beautifully illustrated account of the life and reign of Queen Victoria of England. Written by Sarah Tytler, Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen is a charming book designed to praise the Queen focusing heavily on English military campaigns such as the Opium Wars and the Crimean War. It ultimately acknowledges and glorifies the expansion of the British empire under her control.

Tells the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood, youth, accession, coronation, marriage, attempts on her life, children, visits abroad, death of Prince Albert, births of grandchildren, etc.

Sarah Tytler was the pseudonym under which the Scottish authoress Henrietta Keddie (1827 – 1914) wrote her novels. Her domestic realism became popular with women, as did her conduct books for girls. As a prolific writer of novels under the name Sarah Tytler, Keddie was an exponent of domestic realism, which was notably popular among female readers. Her first novel, The Kinnears. A Scottish Story (1852) went unnoticed, but she began to build up a following, particularly after her move to London. Many of her novels had an 18th-century background, including Citoyenne Jacqueline (1865) set in the French Revolution. In relation to her novel Beauty and the Beast (1884), about a private soldier who inherits a baronetcy, the literary biographer Rosemary Mitchell writes, “Although the plot is sensational, her talent for original and sympathetic characterization is considerable and her perception of the problems of social divisions keen and realistic.” Saint Mungo’s City (1884, about Glasgow) was unusual in focusing on urban, rather than rural Scotland. Perhaps her most famous book was Logie Town (1887), set in her home village of Cupar.

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