Rereadings: It caused outrage at the time, but Forever Amber Kathleen Winsor’s story of an English adventuress who becomes one of the. Kathleen Winsor’s Forever Amber, the naughtiest novel of , has just been reprinted. Lock up your servants. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Kathleen ioned.

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Because she is a slut. Hard to Be a God Arkady Strugatsky. And once more, I’m putting this review behind a cut, with awful warnings not to venture on–mature themes and lots of indignation from me amebr ahead. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Only Jemima, Amber’s step-daughter who is a few years younger than her, reacts favourably to her. What she needs now is a title – and that is fixed when she meets the Earl of Radclyffe. If Amber lived in our modern time she would kathlee be the successful CEO of a major conglomerate instead of vainly chasing her romantic interest.

But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can forevre have.

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Like some other reviewers, I probably could have done without the interwoven chapters dealing with Lady Castlemaine, the king’s brother and sister, or this or that scheming duke or nobleman — I felt myself wanting to hurry through these just to get back to the Amber-centric chapters, which are fortunately the overwhelming majority of the book, and more chances to sit there thinking, “Oh, no, she DIDN’T! Okay, I’ll admit to being a bit smitten by Bruce Carlton.

Those who cross her pay, and she has a particularly fine line in curses. Maybe the female ambition was even more objectionable than the frank discussion of sex, who knows?

She takes another husband and the king gives him a dukedom which means the women at court must rise whenever she enters a room. The book depicts sin, not in its glamour but in its ugliness. Amber, of course, escapes the City and, on her return, becomes the lover of Charles II. If you were a man you were expected to have a mistress or else you would be mocked and wantonness was encouraged in women hence why main people were cruel towards Francis Stewart.


I think its racy content caused quite a firestorm when it was published. We would crumble in debtors prison! Back then, such books were not considered suitable reading material for 12 year olds.

Bruce returns just as Amber is at the height of her power, with his wife Corinna. Carlton is an adventurer, disguised as a privateer for the Crown, Bruce refuses to crawl on his belly in Court to regain what was once his or clamor and scheme for power.

This was a good book, but not un-put-downable.

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This is the book that started it all for me! Amber is most definitely one of fiction’s most flawed heroines and despite the many lessons life dishes out do you think she ever learns from them?

I loved Gone With the Wind.

I remember my mother saying that she would have ambed a natural choice to play Amber in the movie of the book [in fact, the film starred Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde]. The costume and furnishings porn became overbearing after awhile, once Winsor had completely evoked the sights, smells, fashions and decor of the era.

In Amber is now a flirtatious teenager being raised by the Goodegroomes in ignorance of her origins. Amber is definitely a flawed amoral individual, and she’s not the only one. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I appreciate Winsor’s research the plague portion rightly deserves its fameand it did much to make the book worth the read, but I am quite glad there was no sequel. She knew she was pretty and used that to reach things she thought would make winzor happy or safe in a world dominated and controlled by men.


Forevr think that most of the wealthy and powerful people in those days were immoral and selfish not much different than today really and it is quite easy to believe that these characters of Kathleen Windsor’s could have existed. Jan 30, Stephen Smarr rated it it was amazing. I have to wonsor someone in the story in order to read pages about them, I’m funny like that.

All devout Christian people—except possibly the nice Puritan gentleman, who is just stupid— would actually love to be as gorgeous and promiscuous as Amber, but because they’re ugly or not very clever or simply repressed by morality, they settle for being jealous and mean instead. Amber always seems to come out victorious. He just used her for sex yet she couldn’t help hoping that he would fall in love with her. Definitely a fun read- but not by any means light!

But, like her, he is willing to take whatever he wants and damn the consequences. She has money at last. Although they save each other’s lives, Carlton insists that he cannot lower himself to marry Amber, and will return to found a dynasty in Virginia.

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Claire, a seemingly yeoman farmer’s daughter happens across cavaliers one day and begs to be taken away from the country and travel with them into London. Although that job only lasted a year, Winsor later returned to the newspaper to work as a receptionist. Don’t have a Kindle? May 27, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: OK, I could follow her footsteps to learn about the events at the end of the s.