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Elizabeth and her German Garden

Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941)

1. 01 - May 7th
2. 02 - May 10th
3. 03 - May 14th
4. 04 - May 15th
5. 05 - May 16th
6. 06 - June 3rd
7. 07 - July 11th
8. 08 - September 15th
9. 09 - November 11th
10. 10 - November 20th
11. 11 - December 7th
12. 12 - December 22nd
13. 13 - December 27th
14. 14 - January 1st
15. 15 - January 15th
16. 16 - January 28th
17. 17 - April 18th

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Summary

Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted during the early years of the 20th century. The story is a year's diary written by the protagonist Elizabeth about her experiences learning gardening and interacting with her friends. It includes commentary on the beauty of nature and on society, but is primarily humorous due to Elizabeth's frequent mistakes and her idiosyncratic outlook on life. She looked down upon the frivolous fashions of her time writing "I believe all needlework and dressmaking is of the devil, designed to keep women from study.' The book is the first in a series about the same character. It is noteworthy for being published without a named author.

Reviews

Susan

Loved her sense of humor in this book. Fun for a struggling gardener to listen to also. Really enjoyed the narration!