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The Maid of Buttermere

by Melvyn Bragg

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Published by Trafalgar Square .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • England,
  • Lake District (England),
  • Robinson, Mary,
  • Women,
  • Fiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages414
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9453332M
    ISBN 100340401737
    ISBN 109780340401736

    The Maid of Buttermere – Melvyn Bragg Melvyn Bra gg’s highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century’s greatest scandals. Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed. Mary Robinson (b) was the daughter of the innkeeper of the Fish Hotel, Buttermere. She came to the attention of Joseph Palmer, the author of A Fortnight’s Ramble in the Lake District, who named Mary as the fair maid of Buttermere in his book. The publication of the book encouraged many tourists to come to the lakes to see Mary.

      Melvyn Bragg's highly-acclaimed bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century's greatest scandals. Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed 'Maid of Buttermere'.Pages: Bragg, novelist (The Maid of Buttermere) and biographer of Richard Burton, weakens this partly epistolary novel by telling most of it through the voice of the self-centered, self-deluding narrator.

      Directed by Charlotte Dymond. With David Bate, Hannah Donovan, Nick : David Bate, Hannah Donovan, Nick Martin. The dramas of the stage made a lasting impression on him; one of these — The Maid of Buttermere — he tells Coleridge is a tragedy concerning a girl of the Cumberland hills whom the poet and Coleridge had known personally, though slightly. They had known her as a graceful and modest servant at an inn.


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This book is based on the true story of Mary Robinson, 'The Maid of Buttermere', a shepherdess and the daughter of a local innkeeper, who inmet and married the fraudster and bigamist, John Hatfield, presented to her as a 'Colonel Hope', the wealthy brother of an Earl/5. Now 20 years old, Melvyn Bragg's book is about a tale that has entered English folklore, about the impostor John Hatfield who pursues Mary Robinson, the famed Maid of Buttermere, assuming an aristocratic identity and working with a fellow con-man, who controls his activities from afar/5(2).

Melvyn Bragg's first novel, FOR WANT OF A NAIL, was published in and since then his novels have included THE HIRED MAN, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, WITHOUT A CITY WALL, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, CREDO, THE MAID OF BUTTERMERE and THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, which was published to huge critical acclaim in 4/5(1).

This novel, like others of Bragg's, takes place in the Cumberland country of England, circaat which time bounder meets beauty, perhaps too late to mend his profligate ways.

Alexander Augustus Hope, M.P. Army colonel, aristocrat, arrives in the rustic Lake. The Maid of Buttermere by Melvyn Bragg,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The story of an imposter and bigamist, who travels to the North where he marries "the maid of Buttermere", a young woman whose natural beauty inspired the dreams and confirmed the theories of various early 19th century writers.

At the public house, in this pristine village, also lived a young woman named Mary Robinson but called the “Maid of Buttermere” The Maid of Buttermere book the “Buttermere Beauty.”.

Mary was a paragon of loveliness and first noticed by Joseph Palmer, who stayed at the inn in Palmer later wrote “A Fortnight’s Ramble to the Lakes in Westmoreland, Lancashire, and Cumberland” that was published in Wordsworth would later write his own ode to Mary in Book VII of The Prelude.

In it, her referred to ‘the Maid of Buttermere’ as an ‘artless daughter of the hills’ of ‘modest mien / And carriage marked by unexampled grace.’ He goes on to extol ‘Her just opinions, delicate reserve /.

He wrote one of the very first guide books, “A Fornight’s Ramble in the Lake District”. In the book, he described his encounter with the fair Maid of Buttermere: “Her hair was thick and long, of a dark brown, unadorned with ringlets, did not seem to want them.

Her face was a. Mary Robinson - The Maid of Buttermere The Fish Hotel, Buttermere, must now be regarded as one of the oldest Inns in the Lake District. Known at first simply as the inn at Buttermere, a family named Robinson kept it, in the 's.

Situated between the two lakes of Buttermere and Crummock Water, the Inn became known as aFile Size: KB. Now 20 years old, Melvyn Bragg's book is about a tale that has entered English folklore, about the impostor John Hatfield who pursues Mary Robinson, the famed Maid of Buttermere, assuming an aristocratic identity and working with a fellow con-man, who controls his activities from afar/5(30).

Maid of Buttermere Melvyn Bragg, Author Putnam Publishing Group $ (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author. ARTICLES Bragg, the author of 15 previous books.

Bragg's name helped, of course, but far more important might be the fact that The Maid of Buttermere is a historical story "owned" by the local population. Theatre-going in the. Melvyn Bragg’s highly acclaimed and bestselling historical novel, the story behind one of the 19th century’s greatest scandals.

Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed ‘Maid of Buttermere’.

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Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your /5(29). Much later, she became the subject of Melvyn Bragg’s novel The Maid of Buttermere, which was adapted into a play by Lisa Evans and premiered at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake in In the novel Bragg, himself a Cumbrian from Wigton near Carlisle, tells how Coleridge, Wordsworth, Charles Lamb and Thomas de Quincey all became involved in the case.

Set in the Lake District in the early 19th century, the riveting story of an imposter, bigamist and fortune hunter who came to grief by falling helplessly in love with the famed 'Maid of Buttermere' Book.3/5(2). The Maid of Buttermere by Bragg, Melvyn and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Books Music Art & design TV & radio Stage Classical Games More Theatre The Maid of Buttermere 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars.

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Shieldmaiden – Marianne Whiting; The Maid of Buttermere – Melvyn Bragg; Walking Guides. Wainwright Pictorial Guides To The Lakeland Fells – 7 Book. The maid of Buttermere. [Melvyn Bragg] -- Novel based on the historical crime case of John Hatfield, convicted of fraud and hanged in England in Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Hodder and Stoughton, Description: pages (large print) ; 25 cm.

We are off on a very special Lake District Walk, to see the bluebells in the 'Secret Valley' of Rannerdale, which is close to Crummock Water and Rannerdale Knotts, which overlook Buttermere.