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Thelma is a sweet and tender love story, which must have thrilled the closet Victorian woman readers of romance novels. Thelma is loved by a gentleman who takes her away from Norway. She is also loved by her father's man who sacrifices his life for her. Her husband's friend is also secretly in love with her. When Thelma dies her daughter ends up marrying one of these men.Thelma is a sweet and tender love story, which must have thrilled the closet Victorian woman readers of romance novels. Thelma is loved by a gentleman who takes her away from Norway. She is also loved by her father's man who sacrifices his life for her. Her husband's friend is also secretly in love with her. When Thelma dies her daughter ends up marrying one of these men. You will have to read the book to find out which one she marries....

Title : Thelma
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ISBN : 9781404333468
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 524 Pages
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Thelma Reviews

  • Nandita
    2019-03-07 08:32

    A love story written by someone who is moved by the beautiful landscapes in Norway as evident by her minute descriptions of the place. Very fast paced and though you dread a tragic ending, it is anything but that. It enfolds enchantingly and you put down the book with a sigh, a wistful one as always is the case with love stories.

  • Mel
    2019-03-17 09:30

    I had mixed reactions to this book. It was divided into three books, with the first and third book being set in Norway and the middle book being set in London. I really loved the first and third books. It was like reading Victorian folklore, proper gothic tales with a dwarf, followers of Thor and evil Christians. It was a simple love story but it was very descriptive and atmospheric and I enjoyed it immensley. The middle book set in London just felt odd, it was alright, harsh on the duplicity of society, but for some reason the "good" central characters just became totally uninspiring and dull when brought out of the myseterious setting and put in the mundane world. There were some interesting highlights, I liked the actress, I liked that the evil society woman was "reedemable" but there was also too much of an imbalance of gender stereotypes and the plot devices that were used to cause trouble for the heroine and her husband just felt too contrived, and as such went on too long. Overall I did enjoy the book. But I think I much prefer Corelli's romances to her social criticism. For I fear I would be one of the people she criticised (She mentioned at one point how the non-Christian villan of the piece had two Zola novels in his apartment!)

  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    2019-03-01 05:21

    Oh, this book just tore my heart out, it is so beautiful. All the good characters are so wonderful, the heroes are marvelous, the heroines are so sweet; but the villains are all so repugnant, repulsive, horrifying.Quite a powerful novel. I love love love it!

  • Megha Chakraborty
    2019-03-20 06:25

    Marie Corelli is brilliant. Adding Norway to my bucket list now. I wanted to give this book 4 stars but it got a bit slow in the middle. Nevertheless its a nice love story. But a bit too romance for me.

  • Samantha Glasser
    2019-03-15 10:09

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  • Samuel
    2019-03-08 06:26

    Read twice favorite book for many years...still might be :)

  • Lata Tokhi
    2019-03-01 08:19

    The most beautifully written book ever. There are bound to be mixed reviews on this one but I believe every girl should read it at least once. The book celebrates the essence of a good-natured woman like no other book ever does. Some might call it old fashioned and they are not entirely wrong. But if the good old fashioned purity is to be preserved, books like these should be a must. A lovely story of a girl with a pure heart, beautiful descriptions of the natural beauty of Norway and a very real portrayal of the British society then.

  • Sanat Singh
    2019-02-27 09:11

    Simply amazing! The very best. Ranks at number 1 in my list of must reads ..... an unpolluted, childlike Norwegian princess marries an English nobleman. But what awaits her in England is a labyrinthine maze of politics, conniving and plotting ladies of british nobility whose jealousy and envy for the enchantingly beautiful Thelma make her life miserable ......... Read yourself to find out more.

  • Bee JK
    2019-03-13 07:20

    เป็นการเล่าเรื่องที่ละมุนมากๆ ชอบมาก :)

  • Dave
    2019-03-16 09:30

    In 1887, just a year after her first two books were published, Marie Corelli published her third book titled “Thelma: A Norwegian Princess”. While it is somewhat surprising that she managed to get three books published in such a short period of time, what is even more surprising is that the quality of the works improved with each book. This book is the longest of the first three and with one of Corelli’s weaknesses in her first two books being many extremely long paragraphs, I was glad to see that she had improved, though just slightly, in this area which helped make this very long novel more readable. This book opens with the meeting of Sir Philip Bruce-Errington, Baronet and Thelma Güldmar, though neither’s name appears in the first chapter. It is these characters who are to fall in love. And it is these characters that society will do its best to tear apart. Both are surrounded by fiercely loyal friends. Sir Philip has his best friend George Lorimer as well as travelling companions Alec “Sandy” Macfarlane and Pierre Dupréz, and even his pilot Valdemar Svensen displays great loyalty. Thelma has her father, Olaf, her adopted brother Sigurd, and her maid Britta. George is such a friend to Philip that though he loves Thelma he sets his feelings aside. Sigurd is a big unstable though, and his love for Thelma being not that of a sibling but of romantic love, puts him in opposition to Philip. The major foes of Philip and Thelma’s relationship are the societies and people where each of them lives. Thelma and her father are outcasts in their society. Olaf is a pagan and thus subject to the critical eye of the Lutheran population, and Thelma by virtue of being his daughter and Catholic is considered a witch. When the scene moves to London, the major force of society which tries to pull them apart is not religion, but rather nobility. Thelma is considered a common peasant girl and thus not worthy of her husband. While those who oppose them in Norway are not the friends of the family, that is not the case in London where they pretend to be friends to Thelma and Philip, while instead working tirelessly to pull them apart for their own reasons.The novel is written in three books, the first is titled “The Land of the Midnight Sun” and it covers their meeting and their falling in love with each other in Norway during the summer. It completes with their leaving Norway and heading back to England to get married. The second book is titled “The Land of Mockery” and it covers their married life in England, right up until Thelma is convinced that Philip loves another and decides to return to Norway. The last section is “The Land of the Long Shadow” and it covers the race by Philip to catch up to Thelma before it is too late as she returns to Norway in winter. The first two books make up the vast majority of the story. Marie Corelli goes into painstaking detail on how they come together and are pulled apart. Some of her themes are that labels are not what they seem. In other words, some religious people are good, but others are bad in spite of their religion. Likewise some nobles have honor, but others lack any morals at all. Another theme is death, as Corelli looks at how good people face death as opposed to those who are bad or evil.Few of Corelli’s characters have any depth to them. Most are either completely good or completely without redeeming qualities, though some are able to reform. This is a weakness of all of her first three works, though it seems to be a bigger weakness in this book, perhaps due to the length. This story is also very drawn out, as Corelli has far too much detail in the first two sections, and only the last one achieves the pace which is needed to keep the reader interested. As with her other books, Corelli tends to hint at the occult and the spiritual world in this one, but never fully takes the plunge into that type of story.Overall, I found this to be the weakest of her works, though in some ways it is her best which makes it difficult to rate. The writing is improved, as there are far fewer paragraphs which go on and on as opposed to her first two books. At the same time, she really needed to trim down the first two books in order to move the story along. Ultimately, I give this the same rating as the previous two books of three stars, though it would be the lowest ranked for me personally.

  • Amaani Jinadasa
    2019-02-20 09:23

    Simply WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gwyneth Davidson
    2019-03-06 13:20

    Full of beauty and romance.

  • Lonesome
    2019-03-19 10:28

    used to be my fav a teen its a lovely simple old fashioned fairy tale like romance and it is very wonderfully atmospheric

  • Sivasubramanian Sivasuriyanarayanan
    2019-02-21 09:26

    a lovable book. read about thirty years back.