Star of India

Star of India tella Carrington young and beautiful feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts A casual flirtation shocks and horrifies the elderly

  • Title: Star of India
  • Author: Alice Perrin
  • ISBN: 9789386338785
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • tella Carrington, young and beautiful, feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts A casual flirtation shocks and horrifies the elderly ladies, and they summon Robert Crayfield, her godfather, who is an officer in the Indian Civil Service, to make suitable arrangements for her to be a missionary or governesstella Carrington, young and beautiful, feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts A casual flirtation shocks and horrifies the elderly ladies, and they summon Robert Crayfield, her godfather, who is an officer in the Indian Civil Service, to make suitable arrangements for her to be a missionary or governess But, tantalized by her beauty and disregarding the difference in their ages, he offers to marry her instead, scandalizing the village.Stella, indifferent to romance, is most excited by the prospect of going to India that her marriage offers Once there, she is enthralled at the beauty and mystery of the subcontinent, but increasingly disenchanted by her husband, who is only interested in her as a whet to his sensual appetites When the young, handsome Philip Flint is posted as a junior officer in the same town, for the first time, she is forced to consider her own desires and duties.Alice Perrin writes of Anglo Indian life during the Raj era with great detail and sympathy, drawing compelling characters who love and despair, feel jealousy and doubt Once a popular writer with many bestsellers to her credit, she is now being rediscovered for her memorable romances and ghost stories set in India at the turn of the twentieth century.

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    About "Alice Perrin"

    1. Alice Perrin

      Alice Perrin was born in India in 1867, the daughter of Major General John Innes Robinson, of the Bengal Cavalry, and Bertha Beidermann Robinson After her education in England, Perrin married Charles Perrin d 1931 , an engineer in the India Public Works Department, in 1886, and the couple returned to India for the next sixteen years Perrin s career as a popular Anglo Indian novelist and short story writer began with the two volume novel Into Temptation, published in 1894 Her first collection of short stories, East of Suez, appeared in 1901 She continued publishing novels every two to three years until her last novel, Other Sheep, was published in 1932, two years before her death in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1934 In total, she published seventeen novels, many of which focus on the British colonial experience in India, such as The Spell of the Jungle 1902 , The Anglo Indians 1912 , The Happy Hunting Ground 1914 , Star of India 1919 , and Government House 1925.

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    1. Alice Perrin writes historical anglo Indian fiction. There are no Indian main characters in her books, I imagine it might have been scandalous at the time, and all her characters that are Indian are usually in a position of servitude. She showcases exactly what life might have been like for the Engish ladies in India at the time and I really enjoy reading her POV. This one is divided into two parts, one is before the major turn of events takes place and part II is after. And just like the solid [...]


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