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The Emancipator's Wife Download The Emancipator S Wife Author Barbara Hambly Wgf2011.eu As A Girl Growing Up In Kentucky, She Lived A Sheltered, Privileged Life Filled With Picnics And Plantation Balls Vivacious, Impulsive, And Intoxicated By Politics, She Is A Todd Of Lexington, An Aristocratic Family Whose Ancestors Defeated The British But No One Knows Her Secret Fears And Anxieties Although She Is Courted By The Most Eligible Suitors In The Land, Including Future Senator Stephen Douglas, It Is A Gangly Lawyer From Illinois Who Captures Her Heart After A Stormy Courtship And A Broken Engagement, Abraham Lincoln Will Marry Twenty Four Year Old Mary Todd And Give Her A Ring Inscribed With The Words Love Is Eternal But Their Happiness Won T Last Nearly So Long Their First Child Will Be Born Under The Gathering Clouds Of A Civil War, And Three Follow As Lincoln S Star Rises, The Pleasure Loving Mary Learns, Often The Hard Way, The Rules Of Being A Politician S Wife But By The Time The Fiery Storm Of War Passes, Tragedy Will Have Claimed Two Sons, Scandal Will Shadow Her Days As First Lady, And An Assassin S Bullet Will Take Lincoln Himself, Leaving Mary Alone And All But Forgotten By The Nation That Owed Her Husband Its Survival Yet It Is In The Years To Come That Mary Todd Lincoln Will Truly Come Into Her Own In Public, She Will Fight To Preserve Lincoln S Memory Even As She Battles A Bitterly Contested Insanity Trial In Private, She Will Struggle With Depression And Addiction As She Endures The Betrayals Both Real And Imagined Of Family And Friends With A Gifted Novelist S Imagination And A Historian S Eye For Detail, Barbara Hambly Tells A Story Of Astonishing Scope, Richly Peopled With Real Life Characters And Their Fictional Counterparts, A Tour De Force Tale Of Power, Politics, And The Role Of Women In Nineteenth Century America The Result Is A Mary Todd Lincoln Few Have Seen And None Will Forget The Fascinating, Controversial Woman Of Whom Her Husband Could Say My Wife Is As Handsome As When She Was A Girl And I Fell In Love With Her And What Is , I Have Never Fallen Out Mary Todd, The Woman Who Loved Abraham Lincoln From The Hardcover Edition.

10 thoughts on “The Emancipator's Wife

  1. says:

    I live in Springfield, Illinois So, I hear a LOT about Lincoln However, you don t hear so much about Mary Todd Lincoln and what you do hear is all very negative I understand this book is historical fiction as pointed out to me several times by my neighbor James Patton who the author of this book thanks for help with her research Yet reading this book was the first time I have ever been able to imagine Lincoln and his wife as real people As I ve walked around downtown Springfield since reading this book past the many statues, near the Lincoln Pres...

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    Hambly sets out a complicated task for herself at the beginning of this novel She opens in 1862, jumps to 1875, and then jumps back to 1825 For the rest of the novel she fills in the blanks between 1825 and 1875, a 50 year span that easily explains why this novel extends to 600 pages I think this was a bit ambitious, since she was forced to simply summarize many pieces of Mary Todd Lincoln s life When Hambly devotes enough time and space to tell detailed stories, the novel comes alive, as it does when Mary buys jewelry without her father s approval, taunts her stepmother, is exposed to the abolitionist movement, goes off to school, and falls in love with Abraham Lincoln But too often, particularly after the two are married, Hambly slips into summary of a season or even several years, and what she skims over in writing, I skimmed over in reading.Overall, an excellent take on what it ...

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    With this novel, I found all of my preconceived notions about Abraham and Mary Lincoln turned squarely on their heads and forcing me into thinking about them in a very different way Once again Barbara Hambly is able to recreate a world that we think we know, and instead one that we really don t Along the way, there are plenty of controversies ab...

  4. says:

    One really shouldn t confuse this book with actual historical events Barbara Hambly does a good job of fleshing out the what might have beens in Mary Todd Lincoln s life, but a great deal of this book is fictional in nature I see nothing wrong with this, but there are those who insist on the greatest of historical accuracy This book is clearly fiction and marketed as such.I ve always been of the opinion that Mary Todd Lincoln s insanity stemmed from relatively simple mental illness that would be easily treated now It could have been due to bipolar disorder, but it could also have been simple stress and post traumatic stress disorder or any combination thereof How sane would any woman remain when three of her four sons die before adulthood, and whose husband is murdered right before her eyes It s amazing that she didn t go stark raving mad.This novel...

  5. says:

    This book accomplished what all historical books accomplish, which is to get me interested and researching someone or some point in history I have never explored before The writing style didn t thrill me, and sometimes it drove me slightly crazy As though it was almost era authentic, almost really goodbut it felt like it needed just one edit to really get to where Hambly was taking the story Close, but not quite But the story is indeed compelling what would it have been like to be President Lincoln s wife Did she actually have bipolar disorder it certainly seems like it, according to several sour...

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    At 600 pages and quite complicated at times, this book definately is not a fast read After reading it, I don t doubt that Mary Todd Lincoln was crazy I would be too if I had to live in a time where women were so oppressed She suffered through the loss of three of her children and witnessed her husband getting shot to death who wouldn t be crazy after that She also lived a sad life being rejected by her stepmother and being very lonely secondary to her husband s politcal aspirations I le...

  7. says:

    This was a really good story about Mary Todd Lincoln She suffered horribly from mental illness and migraines She lost all of her children but one Her husband was shot while sitting next to her Her only child had her committed for being insane And I think my life s bad

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    The Emancipator s Wife is a fictionalized biography of Mary Todd Lincoln Rather than paint her as someone whose mental illness encompasses her entire personality, the book portrays Mrs Lincoln as someone who is witty and intelligent and truly struggles with the way her mental illness impacts her life Author Barbara Hambly takes into account the many other factors that could have come into play to explain Mary Lincoln s unstable behavior, not the least of which were the drugs that were rampant in unregulated women s cordials that Mrs Lincoln was known to have taken Nineteenth century mental health care was as unscientific as much of the medical care of the time, for those who were well to do enough to afford any at all The privileged life led by Mary Todd Lincoln is juxtaposed with the life of another woman sim...

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    An amazing book in which the author attempts to craft reasoning to the madness of Mrs Mary Todd Lincoln and creates an astoundingly balanced and sympathetic portrait of what must have been an infuriating and irrational woman Using the bare facts of history Ms Hambly takes artistic license to create a romance for Abraham Lincoln and his wife but still manages to tell a story about a woman with constant illness and counter motivations and intrigues of her own There is not much truly admirable about Mrs Lincoln, but it is the realization of this portrait of why she might have been the way she was that entrances the reader into history and understanding.There is a sub plot involving an exterior character, a black man named Mr Wilamot who feels a personal interest in Mrs Lincoln at the sanitarium, not only for being the emancipator s wife, but because of a incident in which she h...

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    I found it sublimely disappointing I picked it up for free, though, so I can t complain too much.The author s choices of what to dramatize and what to skim over drove me insane Intimate domestic scenes were skipped ad hoc, in a woman whose life had to be 90% domestic.I say, as long as you re dramatizing, you should go for it all the way and give us some characters and interaction.Sadly, the scenes tended to be drearily repetitive, focusing on long paragraphs of how Mary Tod Lincoln feels, and frequent dream sequences The ...

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