The First Violin (2020)

The First Violin Jessie Fothergill The First Violin First published in The First Violin is told in first person from two points of view It begins with May Wedderburn living a quiet existence in a small town in England Her quiet is disrupted when
  • Title: The First Violin
  • Author: Jessie Fothergill
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  • Page: 212
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The First Violin Jessie Fothergill First published in 1877, The First Violin is told in first person from two points of view It begins with May Wedderburn living a quiet existence in a small town in England Her quiet is disrupted when she attracts the attentions of the local wealthy landowner, Sir Peter May has no interest in Sir Peter s offer of marriage and is even a bit afraid of him Enter the town rFirst published in 1877, The First Violin is told in first person from two points of view It begins with May Wedderburn living a quiet existence in a small town in England Her quiet is disrupted when she attracts the attentions of the local wealthy landowner, Sir Peter May has no interest in Sir Peter s offer of marriage and is even a bit afraid of him Enter the town recluse Miss Hallam who offers to whisk May away to Germany where music and excitement await her immediately upon arrival.
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  1. Tweety

    sigh Oh, this glorious book Having finished I had to go back and reread my favorite passages This is the kind of book that leaves you unable and unwilling to start another book for fear it won t be as good In fact, I m sure that anything I pick up after this will seem lesser The plot This is told in the first person by two people, May Wedderburn and Friedhelm Helfen, one of the first violinists, though it s chiefly May s story May Wedderburn wishes to escape from the unwanted attentions of Sir P [...]

  2. Vicki

    This Victorian romance and mystery is very hard to describe because it is so filled with characters that touched me in so many ways From the beginning you learn about May Wedderburn The seventeen year old daughter of the local pastor She is offered an unpleasant opportunity and earns the reprimands from her family when she turns it down She is quite unsure of herself and welcomes a new opportunity when it presents itself May finds herself as a companion to a elderly neighbor They travel to Elber [...]

  3. Lori

    Five stars for this marvelous Victorian romance I love Victorian era books This story is just packed with wonderful characters has a glimpse of urban life which revolves around the struggles of musicians and artists and a nice complicated plot that allows a young English girl she s seventeen to meet her match, and yet remain divided from him due to pride and misunderstandings.The story is rich with emotional scenes designed to stir the heart The cover of my edition promises, Equal parts mystery, [...]

  4. Dorcas

    I feel somewhat cheated that I never felt the magic of this that Tweety and Alisha felt I was looking for something and was never quite satisfied Bummer.

  5. Mela

    As I have expected I am joining a group of fans of this superb novel And it is a noble group Thanks to Tweety and Alisha Trenalone I have read it and I thank you both very much.It is one of this books which are deeply moving The reader is discovering world of music and German culture especially compared with English culture in the second part of XIX century Music in this novel is one of the characters, next to May, Eugen, Friedhelm, Sigmund and so on And I am glad that I know German enough to ap [...]

  6. Alisha

    I loved, loved, loved this Emotionally one of the most satisfying books I ve ever read when I think of it I can still conjure the scenes up in my mind, even though it s been years since I read the book the lonely train station with a whistling stranger the man who holds the heart of the book in his hands coming closer ice skating in the dark, crisp cold best friends playing the music of spring in a sun dappled room, the bridge in the floodMay Wedderburn flees her English home because of the adva [...]

  7. Laura McDonald

    I love digging up these excellent novels from decades or even centuries ago that no one knows about today The First Violin is part mystery, part romance, and part musical It starts with 17 year old May Wedderburn living a quiet, almost boring existence in her small town in England Her quiet existence is shattered when she attracts the amorous attentions of the local wealthy landowner, Sir Peter May has no interest in Sir Peter s offer of marriage and is even a bit afraid of him There are dark ru [...]

  8. Christy B

    When I decided to partake of a Victorian reading challenge, I decided not to read the same old stuff that everyone else was reading I was looking towards the obscure novels, particularly ones written by women authors whose names have been forgotten through history.I first came across this book on Girlebooks I liked the sound of it, and promptly downloaded and put it on my nook It was a bit different than the average Victorian drama set in Germany, with the heroine involved in the music scene.Th [...]

  9. Patrizia

    L autrice, dopo averti portato con mano ferma per pagine e pagine al cuore di una storia avvincente e deliziosamente scritta, dopo averti quasi fatto innamorare del primo violino che d il titolo al libro, si abbandona negli ultimi capitoli ad un vorticoso Sturm un Drang in cui si susseguono improbabili rendez vous su un relitto vagante sul Reno, castelli, conti, bambini nti, sinistre dame nere e, per non farci mancare niente, anche un avventuriera italiana L avrei punita con una valutazione pi s [...]

  10. Lucy

    Oh, I loved this book It s racily written, witty, the characters are alive especially the women, I loved ugly Anna and although the plot is a little inclined to Victorian melodrama the fact of it s being set mainly in Germany gives that bit of distance The villain is satisfyingly bad without being unrealistic, and the end is neither Hamletian or saccharine There s loads of stuff about music which I really enjoyed I learned a lot about the German music scene of the time You need to keep you wits [...]

  11. Mika

    Eugen has a happy little family, an affectionate best bud, and a girl who loves him, but when his mysterious past starts to catch up with him, who will stand true A fantastic book, full of epic heroicness in everyday settings The plot is mellow, but the characters are incredibly well drawn Their perspectives, personality quirks and psychological issues are all written to a T.

  12. Martha

    This was a book in my grandmother s collection of novels, much loved by my mother and her best girlhood friend, and later by me I still have my grandmother s copy, but it s too fragile to keep reading, so I looked for it on Kindle It s a great bubble bath book, full of high melodrama and music, too It was fun to read again, though I m not sure I would recommend it to a young girl nowadays.

  13. Harini Srinivasan

    Being a Victorian fan, I was looking forward to this book It turned out to be quite an enjoyable read, but I didn t like it as much as I expected to May s life as a music student in Germany is interesting but there s too much melodrama and no humour Forgettable, a period romance than a classic that one keeps returning to.

  14. Danielle

    I stumbled upon this somewhat unknown book and author she doesn t even have a entry on GirleBooks It s a nice story with likable characters, but a tad on the long side The reuniting of the main characters is a little far fetched, but it leads to the happy ending I wanted the entire book.

  15. Joan

    Undeservedly obscure, and completely fantastic As some other reviewers have pointed out, the plot relies on a few of credibility stretching coincidences, but I was enjoying the book too much to be bothered by them.

  16. Patricia

    I really enjoyed this book May and Eugen went through a lot, but it all came out right in the end most books do

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