|Plot Summary of Caroline and Charlotte|
|"Caroline of Brunswick was the cousin of George, Prince of Wales and Prince Regent, and they were married in 1795 without having met until she arrived from Germany in England for the wedding in 1795. The match was a disaster, as they hated each other from the start. When he first saw his intended wife, he announced he was not well and asked for a glass of brandy, while she told her attendants that he did not look nearly as handsome as his portrait had suggested. Although he spent the first night of the honeymoon lying in the fireplace in a drunken stupor, they stayed together long enough for Caroline to conceive and give birth to a daughter, Charlotte, the following year.
Charlotte had an unhappy life, torn between two parents who were separated, hated each other. Her father tried to poison the child's mind against her mother, and the latter did likewise. Thanks largely to her sympathetic uncles, she grew up into a determined and level-headed princess, although her marriage to Prince Leopold of Coburg, happy as it was, would sadly prove all too short.
John Van der Kiste, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Caroline and Charlotte|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- emotionally unstable
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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