Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS (CD-Audio)

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"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit."
– AMANDA FOREMAN

Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin—creator and writer of the new PBS Masterpiece drama Victoria and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter—brings the young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, richly to life in this magnificent novel.

Early one morning, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this sheltered young woman, who stands less than five feet tall, can rule the greatest nation in the world.

Despite her age, however, the young queen is no puppet. She has very definite ideas about the kind of queen she wants to be, and the first thing is to choose her name.

“I do not like the name Alexandrina,” she proclaims. “From now on I wish to be known only by my second name, Victoria.”

Next, people say she must choose a husband. Everyone keeps telling her she’s destined to marry her first cousin, Prince Albert, but Victoria found him dull and priggish when they met three years ago. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously.

On June 19th, 1837, she was a teenager. On June 20th, 1837, she was a queen. Daisy Goodwin’s impeccably researched and vividly imagined new audiobook brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.

This program includes an interview with the author, Daisy Goodwin, who is the writer and creator of Victoria, the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS. Anna Wilson-Jones, who plays Lady Portman on the show, narrates.

About the Author


DAISY GOODWIN is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter. She attended Columbia University's film school as a Harkness scholar after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, and was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She is the screenwriter and executive producer of the PBS/Masterpiece drama Victoria. She lives in London.

Praise For…


"The research is impeccable, the attention to details -- from protocol to petticoats -- perfect, and it brings the formidable figure of Victoria to sparkling life."--Sunday Mirror

"Victoria is an absolutely captivating novel of youth, love, and the often painful transition from immaturity to adulthood. Daisy Goodwin breathes new life into Victoria's story, and does so with sensitivity, verve, and wit."
—Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and
A World on Fire, and 2016 Chair of The Man Booker Prize

"Ms. Goodwin writes deliciously."
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times on The American Heiress

"A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen,Upstairs, Downstairs, and a dash of People magazine...Superior entertainment."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred) on The American Heiress

"Gorgeous...the perfect storm of escapism, suspense, romance, and superb historical research."
- The Times (UK) on The Fortune Hunter

"A luxurious indulgence...Goodwin writes with effortless grace, and her dialogue's subtle wit is delightful."
- Booklist on The Fortune Hunter

"Narrator Anna Wilson-Jones and author Daisy Goodwin work magic in this captivating historical novel about the tiny queen with a huge personality." -AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner



Product Details
ISBN: 9781427274359
ISBN-10: 1427274355
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2016
Language: English