Vera

Elizabeth von ARNIM (1866 - 1941)

Vera (1921) by Elizabeth von Arnim is a black comedy based on her disastrous second marriage to Earl Russell: a mordant analysis of the romantic delusions through which wives acquiesce in husbands' tyrannies. In outline the story of this utterly unromantic novel anticipates DuMaurier's Rebecca. Naive Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by widower, Everard Wemyss. His mansion "The Willows" is pervaded by the spectre of his dead wife Vera, with whom Lucy becomes obsessed. ... Here the servants are partisan for both wives, and lose no opportunity to disrupt Everard's unctuous, oppressive household routines. An extraordinarily black vision of marriage, also continuously funny, the novel's power lies in the wit and economy of the usually prolix Von Arnim.(Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 - Chapter I Greg W.
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Play 02 02- Chapter II Greg W.
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Play 03 03 - Chapter III Greg W.
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Play 04 04 - Chapter IV Greg W.
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Play 05 05 - Chapter V Greg W.
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Play 06 06 - Chapter VI Greg W.
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Play 07 07 - Chapter VII Greg W.
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Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII Greg W.
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Play 09 09 - Chapter IX Greg W.
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Play 10 10 - Chapter X Greg W.
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Play 11 11 - Chapter XI Greg W.
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Play 12 12 - Chapter XII Greg W.
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Play 13 13 - Chapter XIII Greg W.
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Play 14 14 - Chapter XIV Greg W.
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Play 15 15 - Chapter XV Greg W.
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Play 16 16 - Chapter XVI Greg W.
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Play 17 17 - Chapter XVII Greg W.
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Play 18 18 - Chapter XVIII Greg W.
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Play 19 19 - Chapter XIX Greg W.
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Play 20 20 - Chapter XX Greg W.
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Play 21 21 - Chapter XXI Greg W.
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Play 22 22 - Chapter XXII Greg W.
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Play 23 23 - Chapter XXIII Greg W.
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Play 24 24 - Chapter XXIV Greg W.
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Play 25 25 - Chapter XXV Greg W.
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Play 26 26 - Chapter XXVI Greg W.
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Play 27 27 - Chapter XXVII Greg W.
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Play 28 28 - Chapter XXVIII Greg W.
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Play 29 29 - Chapter XXIX Greg W.
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Play 30 30 - Chapter XXX Greg W.
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Play 31 31 - Chapter XXXI Greg W.
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Play 32 31 - Chapter XXXII Greg W.
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