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10 thoughts on “Graustark: The Story Of A Love Behind A Throne

  1. says:

    I can t believe I even read this, but my grandmother loaned it to me, so I thought I ought to give it a fair shot It s a romantic tale of a manly American who falls in love with a mysterious European girl, who turns out to be the ruler of the tiny country of Graustark I enjoyed it, but perhaps not in the way she intended I laughed all the way through I mean, who could not laugh at prose like this She greeted this glowing remark with a smile so intoxicating that he felt himself the most favored of men He saw that smile in his mind s eye for months afterward, that maddening sparkle of joy, which flashed from her eyes to the very bottom of his heart, there to snuggle forever with Memory s most priceless treasures I think it s the snuggling part that really makes that paragraph.Along with his overblown language, McCutcheon also had a tin ear for names witness these gems Grenfall Lorry the hero , Harry Anguish the hero s best friend this one is even better when you say it out loud , and various Graustarkian and other foreign names, such as Quinnox, Mizrox, Bolaroz, and last but not least, Ogbot.

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    I m only sorry I didn t read this in my teens I have fond memories of The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Henzau , though if I read them again now I might find them as clunky as I found this book Back in my distant youth, I would have enjoyed the swashbuckling and not worried about the rather leaden writing style.Still, I gave it one star than I would have done otherwise, as I m sure I would have liked it back in the day.

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    The Graustark story is the simple classic formula 1 boy meets girl 2 boy looses girl 3 boy gets girl back It s told with an overwhelmingly American gingoism, and some dialect portrayals that are not politically acceptable today The book gives insight into the still strong American pride in the republic versus monarchies that existed a century ago I thought the plot devices were usually pretty transparent, but one or two did surprise me in part because they were so out of left field The book foretells a couple of significant political events unintentially the demand of reparations by a nation that wins a war, and the overwhelming burden it imposes on the loser as in WWI and the expectation that a royal ruler who married a commoner would have to abdicate the throne as in 1930 s England I plan to read at least the first sequel to see where the story goes next If this were a modern book, I d give it 2 stars, but for what it reveals, it gets an additional 2 star rating score.

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    I don t normally read romances this was for a class However, this was a quick and enjoyable read It does suffer from the tropes of romance it is almost utterly predictable in its happy ending Nonetheless, the foreknowledge of the end does not detract too heavily from the story It is an older romance, so you don t get all the quiverring body parts Instead, you are treated to florid language on the love the two parties treat for each other, how it renders them mooncalves and makes them act against their better judgment just for the sake of each other In short, it is a pure love that makes you almost jealous, because you know that real love can never be so simple, so easily requited, and so world shattering.

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    I ve been on a Ruritanian fiction kick lately You know monarchies Imaginary countries Travel, ideally by train Am I not selling you on the concept Oh well That s all right.McCutcheon is one of the imitators of Anthony Hope s The Prisoner of Zenda All I have to say is that Grenfall Lorry what a name is no Rudolf Rassendyll Also that this was too spoofy to be enjoyable as a serious book, and not really funny enough to be enjoyed as a comic one.

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    Even if it was a bit predictable, it was certainly a fun, quick read The prose is mostly unremarkable and maybe a little florid , but the way the characters talk left me wishing I lived in a time where people wouldn t look at you strangely for talking that way I could usually guess which way the plot was going to twist, but somehow the audacity with which the characters acted still took my breath away I read it in a day, and it left me feeling ten feet tall Definitely worth it.

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    One of the best books I ve ever read Although an older author he is definitely one of my favs The story is set in the fictious land of graustark, and concerns the princess of Graustark, and an American adventurer They find themselves in an extraordinary set of circumstances, leading up to one of the best romance adventure stories ever.

  8. says:

    Quaint, but a fun read What a difference a hundred years make The style of writing is dated, but that is the most interesting part.

  9. says:

    An interesting story about an impetuous American, the unlikely adventures he meets, and the woman who mysteriously loves him I often found him annoying but at least he was honest, and he made the other characters appealing by comparison.Listed as fantasy because it approaches old fantasy traits.

  10. says:

    A gripping and enticing book, it kept me reading till the very end Good book, great defining of characters.

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