Too Great a Lady: The Notorious, Glorious Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton #2019

Too Great a Lady: The Notorious, Glorious Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton Amanda Elyot Too Great a Lady The Notorious Glorious Life of Emma Lady Hamilton Emma Hamilton is renowned as the real life heroine of the greatest love story in British history Now Amanda Elyot breathes new life into this remarkable woman in what might have been Emma s very own

  • Title: Too Great a Lady: The Notorious, Glorious Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton
  • Author: Amanda Elyot
  • ISBN: 9780451220547
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Too Great a Lady: The Notorious, Glorious Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton Amanda Elyot Emma Hamilton is renowned as the real life heroine of the greatest love story in British history Now, Amanda Elyot breathes new life into this remarkable woman, in what might have been Emma s very own words The impoverished daughter of an illiterate country farrier, young Emily Lyon sold coal by the roadside to help put food on the family s table By the time she was fifEmma Hamilton is renowned as the real life heroine of the greatest love story in British history Now, Amanda Elyot breathes new life into this remarkable woman, in what might have been Emma s very own words The impoverished daughter of an illiterate country farrier, young Emily Lyon sold coal by the roadside to help put food on the family s table By the time she was fifteen, she had made her way from London nursemaid to vivacious courtesan, and continued a meteoric rise through society, rung by slippery rung, to become the most talked about woman in all of Europe, mistress of many tongues, a key envoy in Britain s and Italy s war against the French, and confidante to a queen This novel, inspired by her remarkable life, recounts Emma s many extraordinary adventures, the earth shattering passion she eventually found with Lord Nelson, and how they braved the censure of king and country, risking all in the name of true love.
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    1. When I read Amanda Elyot s book on Mary Robinson, All For Love, let s just say that I was harsh in my assessment of her writing skill and choice of subject But these faux memoirs of Emma Hamilton were much better in nearly every respect, give or take a couple of the things that irked me so much about AAL such as dropping tedious facts in dialogue at inappropriate times that only happened a couple times Overall, I didn t feel like I was on a Bataan Death March to the end of the book I enjoyed mys [...]

    2. Ugh Honestly, if I didn t know this was based on factd, I assume, solid researchI d have chucked it across the room by now I loathe the Glorious Lady Hamilton, and would be inclined to chuck HER across the room if I had the chance and the strength I know, I could swing her around by her ankle length hair, if it d hold I know what MY hair looks like when it gets too longI can only imagine what hers must have looked like.I HATE perky, can do types give me a maladjusted, confused, incapable protago [...]

    3. The first half of this book was fine, but I found myself skimming the second half just to get it over with You know what s going to happen the opening gives that away even if you don t know the history and the love story between Emma and Nelson is rather ridiculous.I did not like Emma much at all She is a prime example of someone who glides through life living off her good looks and the over the top accolades from the men in her life are idiotic What makes me like her even less is her distain fo [...]

    4. I read a biography of Emma, Lady Hamilton over Christmas and was fascinated by her A lower than working class girl who became the most celebrated face in Europe you ve seen her face in some portrait gallery or another , who started the fashion that I associate with the Regency era think Jane Austen , and who became Admiral Nelson s mistress, Emma s life intersections with amazing people and places in history That said, this fictionalized account is not as colorful as the interesting, scholarly [...]

    5. I had never heard of Lady Hamilton before, but apparently as the lover mistress of Horatio Nelson, she was quite infamous This is a fictionalized memoir of her life I respected her until she starts to justify her affair with Lord Nelson, even though she is still sooo married The life of excess and their rich people problems seemed petty and I found myself devoid of any sympathy for her.

    6. Compared to other of Elyot s books, I wasn t that impressed She does do great work on fleshing out historical characters, but I got so bogged down in this book that I let it sit for 2 months, and then finished it.

    7. This has to be the worst book I have EVER read I cant even give it to the Goodwill It is that bad Terrible

    8. After reading the reviews I was eagerly anticipating this book about Lady Emma Hamilton, a common born woman who rose to fame both for her beauty and for her affair with Admiral Lord Nelson Born Amy Lyon in 1765, by seventeen years of age she was already well known in London society as the mistress of several men and as the Goddess of Health for a quack Scottish doctor named James Graham Eventually she moved to Italy where she became the toast of society and married the English Lord Hamilton, an [...]

    9. The author states that she is a novelist, not a historian, but there is still quite a bit of history apparent in this novel that uses the voice of Lady Hamilton as the first person narrator As the narrator, she is candid, but obviously biased and selective, in viewing her actions and the people around her modest about her thoughwhich, of course, would hardly be in character for this famous mistress The author manages to build a convincing portrait of a fascinating woman who used her brain as wel [...]

    10. It took me a chapter or two to really get in to this book I found the prose to be rather simply put, but after a few chapters, I was sucked in to the story I found myself devouring page after page at any free moment and wondering what would happen next at odd moments throughout the day But as I drew close to the end, I started getting the sense that the author had lost interest in her subject Another reviewer mentioned that the last few chapters feel really rushed, and with this I totally agree [...]

    11. While I admire the huge amount of meticulous research that went into this historical novel about the notorious Lady Hamilton, best known as Admiral Nelson s lover, it might have been better told in the third person than in the voice of the lady herself While true to history, I did wish Emma had learned to pronounce her h s She chose one of the few ways a woman might succeed in the 18th century, sleeping her way to the top, but her constant reports about how many admire her does get old More inte [...]

    12. whiny girl screws her way to the top, and still manages to feign being put upon she doesn t even own what she is doing, just gets off on everyone admiring her beauty, then goes on to lament whatever doesn t work out to her liking i skipped a chapter and still couldn t manage to reach the middle of this book i took a break and came back to the thing for some reason , and right away wanted to push this girl out a freaking window rather than put this book back out into the world to bore someone els [...]

    13. I don t know much about the real history of Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton After reading this book, though, I plan to learn Elyot tells Emma s story in an easy to read tone, wisely limiting Emma s dialect to her moments of speech Sir William is a very likable character, so much that readers might agree with the English public in their opinion of Emma and Nelson However, Emma is equally likable, so that we the readers don t rather, she is a figure to be pitied, especially once she becomes a wi [...]

    14. Well written fictional look at the life of Emma, Lady Hamilton, and her affairs, including her great love for Horatio Nelson I enjoyed the sense of place and time, and my issues are not with the book, but with Emma herself I wanted her to get over the feeling that she had to put on a show and just economize and straighten out her life and I lost patience with her and didn t feel a lot of redemption.

    15. I was in love with this book up until the ending I felt like the author got to a point in the story where she would have liked to end it but decides to tell us what becomes of the main character but as quickly as possible The last few chapters of this book just felt rushed to me No where near as much detail as the rest of the book.

    16. Sorry,can t get into it I think it s because of the writing style of the book I like clean,clear writing not sentence that go on for almost half a paragraph Also,I think I need a break from books about Courtesans however,I would like to read about Lady H so I ll find another book about her later on.

    17. Okay, but not great Parts of it were entertaining, but I really had to slog through to the ending.I enjoyed the last book I had read by her, but if I had read this one first I would probably not have given another book by her a second glance.

    18. I enjoy this author s writing.There was a movie about Lady Hamilton she took flirting to a WHOLE new level.

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