4 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich, A powerful book, well worth reading at least twice, Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 22. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Ich habe das Buch kaum aus der Hand legen können. Wählen Sie die Kategorie aus, in der Sie suchen möchten. Alma Whittaker is an unusual, intelligent and highly educated lady who lived in Pennsylvania in 18th Century. Hanneke de Groot, the head housekeeper of the estate, was less im­pressed. The best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love could have decided based on the book's success to play it safe and write more autobiographical books about her life and spiritual journey. Januar 2016. Henry Whittaker was born in 1760 in the village of Richmond, just up the Thames from London. März 2018. Peopled with extraordinary characters - missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses and the quite mad -above all it has an unforgettable heroine in Alma Whittaker, a woman of the Enlightened Age who stands defiantly on the … Frau Gilbert ist reifer geworden. But Henry wrote up his account, nonetheless. One that’s full of tiny, down-to-earth enlightenment moments that made me put it on my chest after I’ve finished reading it and think for a while before I got on with my life. Rezension aus Deutschland vom 3. Alle kostenlosen Kindle-Leseanwendungen anzeigen. To be fair, he was not much given to excessive conversation under any circumstances. I found the middle section especially difficult to engage with, although the later section on Tahiti was much more involving (except I was unsure whether it was supposed to be ironic, comedic, tragicomic, or serious that the pinnacle of Alma's story arc seemed to reach a head, no pun intended and spoiler alert, when she finally managed to achieve her life ambition of fellating a handsome man). 27 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich, Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 24. Um aus diesem Karussell zu navigieren, benutzen Sie bitte Ihre Überschrift-Tastenkombination, um zur nächsten oder vorherigen Überschrift zu navigieren. Jahrhundert, die faszinierende Lebensgeschichte der Protagonistin und ihrer Familie, und alles jenseits von seichten Gut-und-Böse-Erwartungen... Was für eine Welt, die sich hier eröffnet. Starker Frauencharakter im Wechselspiel von Wissenschaft, Liebe und Naturmystik, Rezension aus Deutschland vom 14. Like all work, it would probably fall on her shoulders. Swiftly—nearly immediately—opinions began to form around her. Hinzufügen war nicht erfolgreich. April 2014. Still, I kept putting it off until after hearing more and more of the book's success and it being printed in different countries and in many languages I finally succumbed to reading the book. For the first five years of her life, Alma Whittaker was indeed a mere passenger in the world—as we all are passengers in such early youth—and so her story was not yet noble, nor was it particularly interesting, beyond the fact that this homely toddler passed her days without illness or incident, surrounded by a degree of wealth nearly unknown in the America of that time, even within elegant Philadelphia. I must say it was a real pleasure to read this book. Rezension aus Deutschland vom 7. Thus concluded her blessing—or what constitutes a blessing, from so aus­tere a woman as Beatrix Whittaker. Zugelassene Drittanbieter verwenden diese Tools auch in Verbindung mit der Anzeige von Werbung durch uns. Frau Gilbert ist reifer geworden. After such losses, any child who survives is a satisfactory child. I'm giving it four stars because it's an admirable book but for me it was diverting but not always entirely engaging. Wir verwenden Cookies und ähnliche Tools, um Ihr Einkaufserlebnis zu verbessern, um unsere Dienste anzubieten, um zu verstehen, wie die Kunden unsere Dienste nutzen, damit wir Verbesserungen vornehmen können, und um Werbung anzuzeigen.