Ouida

Ouida[PDF / Epub] ☉ Ouida By Elizabeth Lee – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the original This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the original artifact or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important and despite the imperfections have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable book. Figuring out how to rate these biographies has been difficult Lee so clearly dislikes Ouida and is so mean spirited in so many of her comments that taking this seriously as a piece of scholarship is really difficult I gave it the highest rating not because I think it an accurate and objective portrait of Ouida's life but because it's just so over the top in its malice that it's a real page turnerThis is Ouida's earliest biography It was written shortly after her death and so Lee was able to speak with many of her friends and acuaintances and also get access to Ouida's letters to and from I can't find any evidence that Lee ever met Ouida but they had acuaintances in common most notably Henry JamesI can't figure out why Lee even wrote this book Her stated purpose is to set the record straight about a writer who was often in the middle of swirling rumors; I'd say her true purpose is to discredit Ouida She has almost nothing positive to say about Ouida and even when she must make some grudging compliment it's always backhanded She presents Ouida as a horrifically unpleasant person with no redeeming ualities; she can't seem to understand why Ouida had friends or why her books were popular If they'd ever met I'd say Lee had an axe to grind but since that doesn't seem to be the case I really don't get the depth of her animosityIn terms of her love life Ouida is presented as being delusional in thinking any of the three men she fell in love with could ever love her backLee insists that Ouida has no humor which is flat out belied by her writing and her own letters Lee does include copious amounts of uoting from Ouida's letters and in the places where Ouida is allowed to speak for herself I think a truer picture of her comes through than in Lee's commentary

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  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • Ouida
  • Elizabeth Lee
  • English
  • 28 June 2015
  • 9781176289468