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by Deborah Singmaster,Elizabeth Von Arnim

Free eBook The Pastor's Wife (Everyman's Library) download ISBN: 0460872435
Author: Deborah Singmaster,Elizabeth Von Arnim
Publisher: Everymans Library (May 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 338
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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And the East Prussian pastor was a branch that must be lopped with the cleanest final cut before real submission could be said to have set in. But the Bishop in his dressing-room, though he retained his apparent calm, was sore within him. His sermon had failed.

The Pastor's Wife book. Von Arnim's accomplished and comic novel is based on her own first marriage and life in Ingeborg Bullivant decides spontaneously to join a tour to Lucerne-and returns engaged

The Pastor's Wife book. Von Arnim's accomplished and comic novel is based on her own first marriage and life in Ingeborg Bullivant decides spontaneously to join a tour to Lucerne-and returns engaged. Yet her new life as a rural Prussian pastor's wife restricts her as much as her old; and when the dashing artist Ingram appears, musing about wondrous Italy, wanderlust tempts her a second time. Von Arnim's accomplished and comic novel is based on her own first marriage and life in provincial Germany at the turn of the century.

Constantly in the company of a ponderous German pastor, she is put into a quandary when he proposes marriage. Faced with her father's wrath on her return, however, Ingeborg accepts her Herr Dremmel with simple relief. But the role of a pastor's wife in East Prussia is not as Ingeborg had imagined, for she has merely exchanged one set of rules for another.

Books related to The Pastor's Wife. Works Of Elizabeth Von Arnim: Elizabeth And Her German Garden, The Solitary Summer, The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight, Christine, Christopher And Columbus And The Enchanted April (Mobi Collected Works). All The Dogs Of My Life.

Ingeborg Bullivant decides spontaneously to join a tour to Lucerne-and returns engaged. Yet her new life as a rural Prussian pastor's wife restricts her as much as her old; and when the dashing artist Ingram appears, musing about wondrous Italy, wanderlust tempts her a second time. Von Arnim's accomplished and comic novel is based on her own first marriage and life in provincial Germany at the turn of the century.
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Haal
Elizabeth von Arnim , known to readers for her Enchanted April which was turned into a delightful movie a few years ago, succeeds in writing a feminist take on a typical Jane Austen situation, dealing with the quintessential career of young women at the end of the 19th century: marriage. In this entertaining novel, the sheltered young daughter of an English country pastor is wooed with extreme speed by a decisive German pastor, gets married against her family's wishes and expectations ( and maybe even her own...), and shortly after her wedding meets a famous and self-centered artist who decides, again without consulting her, to make her his muse and lover. All the men portrayed in Arnim's novel with a subtle and witty brush are revealed to be monuments of selfishness; their lack of attention to their spouses, daughters or lovers reaches absurdity! The young woman's growth into a sharper awareness of her submissive position and her subsequent shaking free of the patriarchal shackles is followed by the readers with satisfaction and approval.

This book is an extremely pleasant read.
Goldenfang
What a pleasure this book was. Deftly written humor in many places. Intricate descriptions of quite varied characters that really pull the reader into the story. Many twists and turns throughout, with a surprising finish. That it was first published one hundred years ago and still holds impact in 2014 is notable. In 1914, Elizabeth von Arnim could not in her wildest imagination have fathomed her immortality through a digital Amazon e-read! The availability of this kind of literature, for free, for the Kindle, is a redeeming quality for Amazon.com -- they are providing a valued service, which feels to me like a kind of thank-you gift, to the customers they've got (in return for all the hundreds and hundreds --and hundreds more-- of dollars we have spent for myriad stuff on their website).
ladushka
it arrived on time. But the edition was unreadable! The pages were approximately 13X11" and the type was about 6 picas! This was published like a workbook, not a novel and the dimensions were not detailed in the product description. I know this is a great book, because I've read it before, but I'm never ordering another book from this publisher.
Zinnthi
Elizabeth von Arnim is one of my favorite authors, for her wit and shrewd character analysis. This is one of her longer works and takes rather too long to get to the gripping part of her narrative. However, once the oncoming shoals are clearly visible to the reader, it is absorbing, trenchant and truly impressive.–This novel reveals one of her finest character portrayals, with her usual superb literary style and sharp wit, so in tune with our own times, rather than hers.
Ericaz
A very good romance novel about what happens to a young woman in 18th-19th century. In accordance to the time period and made worse by being the bishop's not so beautiful daughter was turned into a pretty pliant woman. This leads to her eventual marriage to the pastor and the story of about 9 years of marriage.

While the storyline was good the main male hero pissed me off, the pastor is an idiot who honestly didn't deserve her and couldn't even try to be the support she truly needed (but I guess that was commonplace in that time which is very sad fact). The wife had way too many problems that she really shouldn't have had if the pastor had been truly understanding and the ending would not have happened
Olma
A sheltered young British woman, Ingeborg Bullivant, meets a Lutheran pastor while on vacation. She has been under the iron rule of her father (a bishop) and has had "severe training in sunniness", meaning she has been taught to always look out for other people's needs and not her own. When Herr Dremmel pressures her to marry him she consents, mainly to experience freedom from the constraints of her own home. Unfortunately her marriage is a disaster. Von Arnim tries to convince the reader that this is okay and that Ingeborg finds her true self apart from her awful spouse.

The book contains perverted ideas of sex, child bearing, marriage and Christianity and it's very disconcerting to see so many lost people who never look to God for help. The only time Ingeborg starts thinking that God might really exist is when she's very, very ill.(The implication is that religion is for the feeble-bodied and feeble-minded.) Von Arnim writes, "The more anemic she grew the easier religion seemed to be." Throughout the book pastors and bishops are portrayed as heartless. One of the characters convinces Ingeborg that those "who padlock themselves to some bogey theory of right and wrong are in their essence profoundly and incurably immoral." I could go on and on.

In spite of Von Arnim's excellent writing, this book about "church people" without any faith is disheartening, to say the least.
Thetalune
I enjoyed this book for the most part but towards the last section and the excursion with Ingram it became little tedious......I could not believe that Ingeborg was naive enough to go on this trip with Ingram, a man who was not her husband, and realise at the last minute that Ingram wanted her 'body and soul'. One point I would make is that in reading Elizabeth von Arnim works it has been most informative on the life of women in that time period in Germany.
Arnim is very good at pointing out the complexities of human relationships. People are complicated and endings are not always happy. She gets that. Very descriptive writing. I liked it a lot but probably won't read it again.