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Victoria

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"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 book brings readers Queen Victoria as they have never seen her before.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7505-4537-2 / 978-0-7505-4537-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victoria (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4104-9587-6 / 978-1-4104-9587-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-04546-0 / 978-1-250-04546-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-04547-9 / 978-1-250-04547-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9611-1 / 978-0-7553-9611-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-250-13759-4 / 978-1-250-13759-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: SMP Trade
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9610-3 / 978-0-7553-9610-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4079-7371-1 / 978-1-4079-7371-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4079-7372-X / 978-1-4079-7372-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 1-4272-7435-5 / 978-1-4272-7435-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Victoria: A Novel
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
ISBN: 0-7553-9613-8 / 978-0-7553-9613-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria: A novel of a young queen by the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Victoria
Author(s): Daisy Goodwin
Publisher: Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU