Victoria: Portrait of a Queen

By REEF, Catherine

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ISBN
9780544716148
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2017  |  Middle To High School

Gr 6 Up—This intimate portrait of Queen Victoria simultaneously provides a panorama of the 19th century's great cultural, political, and technological upheaval. Victoria's life is novelistic in scope, and Reef deftly integrates primary sources. Speaking through her diaries and letters, the young Victoria engages readers in her passionate struggle for self-determination. As an older queen, her stormy opposition to the reforming Prime Minister Gladstone pro...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2017

Fans' obsession with Victorian England seems never-ending, yet how much do young Victorianaphiles know about the real woman who gave the period its name? Coming to the rescue is veteran biographer Reef (Ernest Hemingway, rev. 9/09; Florence Nightingale, rev. 5/16) who, beginning with Victoria's family background and her complicated and cruel upbringing, paints a vivid portrait of the feisty monarch who assumed the British throne at age eighteen and then ruled for over sixty years. Reef dexterously shows not only Victoria's ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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