The Glass Virgin

The Glass Virgin Annabella Lagrange was the only child of a wealthy family owners of a glass works in the North East of England When Annabella was seven she thought the world a delightful place to live in and only

  • Title: The Glass Virgin
  • Author: Catherine Cookson
  • ISBN: 0552116750
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Glass Virgin

    Annabella Lagrange was the only child of a wealthy family, owners of a glass works in the North East of England When Annabella was seven, she thought the world a delightful place to live in, and only occasionally wondered why her parents never took her beyond the gates of their magnificent country estate When she was ten she decided that the seclusion didn t really matteAnnabella Lagrange was the only child of a wealthy family, owners of a glass works in the North East of England When Annabella was seven, she thought the world a delightful place to live in, and only occasionally wondered why her parents never took her beyond the gates of their magnificent country estate When she was ten she decided that the seclusion didn t really matter because when she grew up she would marry her handsome cousin Stephen and never be lonely again.But when she was eighteen, Annabella learned the circumstances of her birth and her entire world crashed around her

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    1. Mariel

      How to write a Catherine Cookson historical romance novel. The authoress is dead. This is knowledge gleaned from a few read in middle school and from my ouija board. I didn't take a course that I got from a mail order invite inside a dodgy magazine that I never subscribed to (yeah right).Make your heroine as simpering and useless as you possibly can. If she is good at anything it has to be cleaning or some kind of housework. Not in the happy way of an Eva Ibbotson (those girls loooooved chores t [...]

    2. Sarah Mac

      First, let me say how I love the old Bantam cover art. It's so blue & moody. It looks like you're seeing everything through a bottle (which is particularly appropriate to the title) & it shows an actual scene from the book. Nice. Second, let me say how I love the title. It's a three-way pun: Annabella's heritage (i.e the glassworks), Annabella's virginal status (which remains intact until the last couple pages), & Annabella's initial role in society (the pampered, brittle Proper Lady [...]

    3. Viivika Tamm

      "Klaasneitsi" on lugu kõrgseltskonna neiust, Annabellast, kes avastab üks hetk et on tegelikult hoopis (väga) madalat päritolu. Suures meeleheites põgeneb ta kodust koos ustava noore teenri Manuel Mendozaga.Raamatu esimene pool meeldis mulle tunduvalt enam. Seal oli põnevust ja sünget eelaimust tulevikusündmuste kohta. Positiivselt mõjusid ka peategelased. Manuel tundus olevat aus, sirgjooneline, kannatlik ja töökas mees. Annabella kohta oli natuke raskem järeldusi teha, tegu oli ju [...]

    4. Wendy

      Severely disappointing after how much I enjoyed The Black Velvet Gown, but not really completely awful on its own. I found it rather dull, most of the time, and I really just didn't like Annabella, the main character. I suppose it's supposed to be about her character development, but that didn't come through very strongly, partly due to how the point of view bounces around even within chapters. If it had truly been her journey wholly through her eyes, that might have helped. As it was, she felt [...]

    5. Laura

      A TV series The Glass Virgin (1995) was made based on this book and it is available at YouTube.From :Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former groom, a young Irishman with the very Spanish name of Manuel Mendoza. Together they travel the Northumbria countryside from job to job in his horse and caravan, [...]

    6. Michele

      I'm giving it five stars because I found it very satisfying. Took it with me on my trip to Mesa Verde and it was the perfect book to read while I waited to fall asleep in a tent on a mediocre air mattress.I think a great title for this book might be, "What happens when you don't marry a gentleman." Or, "The truth behind Pride and Prejudice." This book was raw, gritty and real and sometimes you just appreciate a little bit of absolute truth. I felt like this book showed what it was like when you [...]

    7. Ruthliz

      As the book started, I could not imagine what was in store for me. Its amazing how Cookson builds Annabella from the young lady she is taught to live like, into the young woman who can hustle in life even with the help of a young courageous groom. I really admire the strength Cookson gives this characer and how she successfully keeps the reader on edge in a bid to know what happens next. I totally love the ending!

    8. Kit★

      We had a 1 month free trial of Netflix on the PS3, and after I watched all the PBS Masterpiece Classics (the Wuthering Heights one was the greatest) and Jane Austen movies on there, I found a handful of movies based on Cookson's work. I'd heard of her before, but never read her books, in fact I used to get so irritated when I was younger and glomming Catherine Coulter's books and the used book stores would have loads of Cookson's mixed in with Coulter's and I'd get all excited thinking I'd found [...]

    9. Sverre

      Catherine Cookson was (1906-98) was perhaps Great Britain’s most popular author of the last half of the 21st century. She was certainly the most prolific, having written almost one hundred books. Many of her novels are historical, somewhat in the same mode as those of Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell and just as poignantly dramatic. I found this novel to be excellent in every way. A lot can be said for reading more recent works such as this one which is easy to understand but still is tru [...]

    10. DeEtte

      This book is a "period piece", so if you're a fan you'll most likely enjoy it. The story keeps you interested and I really liked the lead male character. However, it kind of just reminded me of a cheap English knock off of "Far and Away" (you know the Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman rags to riches/riches to rags epic movieblah). Still, I finished the book and wasn't bummed out that I did. If you're looking for a strictly fluff novel to read, I recommend.

    11. Laura

      Catherine Cookson writes more gritty alternatives to Georgette Heyer's light-hearted tales of the upper crust. The Glass Virgin portrays the underbelly of English gentry where the men squander their money on philandering and booze while the women bound to them are helpless and trapped. Here one girl finds an escape but only through relinquishing her way of life. At the end, the reader can only hope that her love will strengthen her through poverty and social isolation.

    12. Sandra

      This is a very pleasant book like all Catherine cooksons books. I remember I saw a TV adaption first and it made me want to read the book. Its about Annabella who finds out quite some stunning things about her childhood and runs away from home with one of the servants, which in the Victorian era is horribly daring though looking at her home you can't blame her for running.

    13. Janice

      Nice study into Victorian England without the complexities of Victorian morals I very much liked this book. The time, the age, the culture are very interesting and the author does an excellent job fleshing out that part of the book. What I found less satisfying, however, were the characters. They were pleasant enough or villainous enough depending on their role in the book. There was not, however much complexity and because of that I did not feel drawn to any of them except in the most limited w [...]

    14. Favirah

      Classic CooksonHeartbreaking story of "riches to rag". About a young girl's struggles and determination to adapt to a changed circumstances of her life after having been gently brought up as a lady of quality her entire life.The story is well written in a classic Cookson's magic. It has a happy ending of course but ( the happy ending) is too little and too short. I wish, at least, there was an epilogue.

    15. Shirley Revill

      Whenever I had a Catherine Cookson book in my hand I knew an amazing story was waiting for me.I often re-read the books that she wrote and I always get as much pleasure as when I first read her stories. Storytelling at it's best. Recommended.

    16. anne darnay

      Nice bookI would call this a "no mind" book. Easy to read and the ending just as exoected. Good for an airplane ride or sitting at the beach.

    17. Mayrelou Stamps

      I interesting about glass.The story was fast paced.It was representative of class differences.A nice love story intertwined with all the other issues in the story.

    18. Jane

      The following review was originally published on my book blog The Book Challengers.For a book so highly recommended to me, I was actually left a bit disappointed in the story. Yes, I liked it, but I didn't fall in love with the story like I did with The Dwelling Place and The Cultured Handmaiden. The first half or so (maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less), I actually quite enjoyed about the story, but I can quite safely say that I enjoyed the last fifth of the story the least.While the story in it [...]

    19. Nancy

      I've been reading too many arty-type books lately and I suddenly felt a craving for a book with an actual start-middle-end plot and a straight-line narration. A story, in other words. This is an older book (you'll have to get it at the library), but oh, what a delicious story. Miss Annabella Lagrange is the daughter of her womanizing father, Edmund and his intensely private and prudish wife Rosina. Only, she's not really - Edmund tells Rosina she's the daughter of his whore. But Rosina adores An [...]

    20. Carmen

      Set in England during the middle 1800's this story is about a woman who is growing up in the wrong class. She has been raised as if she was a part of a rich high-class family. In actual fact, she is the offspring of a prostitute and a manual laborer. The prostitute had told another man that he was the father. The other man is the rich man who raised her. His wife wanted Annabella, as she had no children of her own. The book is full of the class differences and descriptions of the life of that ti [...]

    21. Ginger

      Catherine Cookson has won awards for her writing and sometimes I wonder why, but then I realize not every award winning book must be happy or a fulfilling read.That said, The Glass Virgin is perhaps the BEST work Cookson did. Why?It's the only book I've read in her line that is not FULL of depressing story line, and the hero is truly a hero. Manuel is a gentleman who would no more take advantage of Annabella as cut off his own arm. I love a real noble hero!This book is fairly clean, it does ment [...]

    22. Joanna Mieso

      This was a sweet semi-Gothic novel set in Victorian England. A young woman coming of age finds out that her parents are not who she thought they were and she is turned out of her home, as are most of the servants since the family has lost their fortune. The groom who taught her to ride when she was a little girl tries to place her with maternal grandparents to no avail.The story then focuses on the couple traveling in search of work and trying to find somewhere this girl will fit in and finally [...]

    23. Carmen

      Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former groom, a young Irishman with the very Spanish name of Manuel Mendoza. Together they travel the Northumbria countryside from job to job in his horse and caravan, Annabella trapped in limbo between her upper class upbringing which has rejected her, and the workin [...]

    24. Sam

      This is a story of a young girl who grew up with wealth and privlidge only to discover her true heritage at the age of 17 which compels her to leave her life of comfort and go out on her own. Period novels that take place in England are among my favorite genres to read and this was no exception. It deals with the social norms of that time (1800's) similar to Jane Austin. Howver, Cookson is more serious whereas Austin is bit more campy and fun.

    25. Lilly

      Lies.That is the theme here, everyone lies.The ''mother'' is the most infuriating character. And it is beyond wrong that the groom falls for a child, and the child for him (though nothing is done about this till she ages, he doesn't seem to, bizarrely.)A good book for a quick read, but not my favourite.

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