The Winter Queen

The Winter Queen

[a Novel]

Book - 2003
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An immensely moving account of a strange and magical interracial love affair,The Winter Queen illuminates the Netherlands of the seventeenth century. Amid the dark ambiance of the time, the exiled Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia and Pelagius, a West African prince and former slave, fall in love and secretly marry. With great erudition and compassion, Jane Stevenson vividly renders both a portrait of an extraordinary relationship and a tumultuous political history. Set against a historical backdrop enriched with the art, philosophy, and religion of the Dutch Golden Age, "scene succeeds scene in Vermeer-like richness of color" (Memphis Commercial Appeal).
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780618382675
Branch Call Number: F STE NVD
Characteristics: 308 pages
Alternative Title: Astraea


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