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    • Publication date:02 Feb 2006
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Fraulein Schmidt And Mr Anstruther

A Virago Modern Classic

By Elizabeth von Arnim

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Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther is a love story with a difference and is Elizabeth von Arnim at her idiosyncratic best.

This enchanting novel tells the story of the love affair between Rose-Marie Schmidt and Roger Anstruther. A determined young woman of twenty-five, Rose-Marie is considered a spinster by the inhabitants of the small German town of Jena where she lives with her father, the Professor. To their homes comes Roger, an impoverished but well-born young Englishman who wishes to learn German: Rose-Marie and Roger fall in love. But the course of true love never did run smooth: distance, temperament and fortune divide them. We watch the ebb and flow of love between two very different people and see the witty and wonderful Rose-Marie get exactly what she wants.

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Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941), cousin and friend of Katherine Mansfield, was born in Australia. She had an extraordinary life, spent in Pomerania with her first husband, Count von Arnim, and in England with her second husband the 2nd Earl Russell - brother of Bertrand Russell. Most famous for The Enchanted April and Elizabeth and her German Garden, she wrote eighteen other novels.

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