Mrs. Engels: A Novel

Mrs. Engels: A Novel

Gavin McCrea

"The illiterate lover and eventual spouse of a coauthor of The Communist Manifesto is the megastar of this captivating paintings of ancient fiction."O: The Oprah Magazine

"Lizzie has been dropped at existence with exuberant force."The long island Times

"Impressive. . . . A memorable portrait of a girl searching for a reason behind her personal, specified from the only made well-known through her husband."The Wall road Journal

"Lizzie is as lively a narrator as a reader may perhaps wish to encounter."The Minneapolis superstar Tribune

Very little is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Lizzie is ultimately given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a negative employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. after they circulate to London to be toward Karl Marx and kinfolk, she needs to learn how to navigate the complicated landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware about Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s undertaking to spur revolution one of the operating sessions, and to her ambivalence towards her newly circumstances.

Yet regardless of their profound variations, Lizzie and Frederick are drawn jointly during this high-spirited love story.

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