Item description for Graustark by Shoshana Milgram Knapp George Barr McCutcheon...
Graustark is an imaginary country which cannot be found on any map, but which exists in your imagination. It is a quaint place of noble tradition and charm filled with dashing adventure, romance, young lovers, mysterious villains, and old European royalty.
Enter the world of Graustark and prepare to be swept away into a magical place..
In Graustark (1901), the first of the Graustark novels by George Barr McCutcheon, a young American falls in love with a Princess, and Graustark will never be the same.
With a new introduction and afterword by Shoshana Milgram Knapp.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2006
Publisher Norilana Books
ISBN 1934169277 ISBN13 9781934169278
Availability 82 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 22, 2017 06:23.
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Fatal Love Apr 2, 2000
Mr. Lorry is a wealthy American who lives off of his parents and has no desire to work. Although he lives in America where this is not acceptable behavior, he makes his excuses by comparing himself to a European gentlemen. Lorry meets a mysterious woman on a train ride in America and then finds a way to follow her to a country named Graustark. He and his friend Anguish go to this place to find that the mysterious woman, Miss Guggenslocker, is actually the princess of Graustark. By then Lorry has fallen in love with the princess. Unfortunately, her little country is indebted to a nearby country. She is to marry the prince of this other country and raise a large sum in order to repay the prince. If the money is not raised by a certain date, the country will have to give up more than half of its kingdom. Graustark does not have the money to repay the debt. In the meantime, Lorry is framed for killing the prince of the country that they owe. Lorry is arrested and then the princess sneaks him out of captivitiy. She hides him at the monastery. There is a large reward for his capture and he knows that if he is seen, he will be executed. The princess has a plan for Lorry's escape out of the country. However, he is so in love with the princess that he refuses to leave her. In the middle of the night, Lorry sneaks back to the castle to be with her. He decides to turn himself in. On the day that the debt is to be paid and the country must give up its land, Lorry appears. During this time, Anguish has been secretly trying to find out who really killed the prince. He manages to expose the true killer. Because Lorry turned himself in, the princess' attendent receives the reward money, which she uses to repay Graustark's debt. Lorry and the princess announce their undying love for one another publically. It is decided that the princess can marry Lorry, but he is not allowed to claim a title. I thought this book was a lot like a fairy tale. Lorry's love became more intense and reached the point where his actions were totally irrational. Also in the book, things that should have been obvious to the characters were not. This led me to believe that the characters were very simple-minded. I did not enjoy this book because it was not very realistic, but since it was written at the end of the 1800's it is possible that people could be so blinded in their love for each other. MayfromOK@webtv.net