[]
[]
Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 27 -- All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Forever Amber

Winsor, Kathleen

(Book - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Forever Amber
 Add a Comment  Add Tags
Print
Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England--that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary--and extraordinary--men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s--despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2000
ISBN: 1556524048
Branch Call Number: FIC WINSOR
Characteristics: 972 p. ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Nov 10, 2011
  • ElectricMayhem rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

When I was younger I saw "Forever Amber" on tv with Linda Darnell and Cornell Wilde. Unfortunately it's not available on DVD. You can read the book which was considered scandalous when it was published. It was an interesting historical novel, but not as good as the movie.

Description from amazon.com: ” Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness.”

Aug 26, 2011
  • Knix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A great book to read or re-read during the dreary days of winter. I love getting caught up in a beautifully crafted world.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at SPL

  Loading...

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf
Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version eventuell-fix Last updated 2014/11/26 13:11