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Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy Paperback – 6 Sep 2012

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Windmill Books (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009953746X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099537465
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fascinating exposition of the art of mourning which Victoria made peculiarly her own . . . Magnificent Obsession is that rare creature; a scholarly book that wears its learning lightly and is written with clarity and insight. It is a fascinating subject and an even better read: a model of its kind." (Sunday Express)

"In this intriguing study, Helen Rappaport sets out to tell the story of the royal anguish that followed Albert's death in December 1861 . . . she excels in her portrayal of a cult of mourning over which the queen presided with all the imperious intensity of a high priestess. Fair-minded, thoughtful and rich in social detail." (Sunday Times)

"Rappaport uses new sources to give a vivid account of Albert's death . . . a valuable and insightful book which will change our view of Queen Victoria." (Spectator)

"Brilliant . . . Helen Rappaport is especially good on the incompetence of the gang of medics who presided over Albert's illness." (Daily Mail)

"To mark the 150th anniversary of Albert's death, Helen Rappaport looks at the circumstances leading up to it, the ritual of his funeral and obsequies, and offers new theories on what killed him." (Majesty magazine)

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A poignant and fascinating account of a queen and country in mourning

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