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View all 19 comments. She meets a band of Royalists passing through town who inform her that Charles II of England is returning.

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I was awed by Amber’s courage, daring and strength. This book was written for entertainment not to be taken so seriously by some of you. I think the people who don’t like to read this book see too much of themselves in Amber or they’re too akthleen on the sexuality of the book and can’t delve deeper into why she took such actions in the first place.

It caused a stir for all the sex which is not graphic at all and for the sexual manoeuvring of the main character, Amber St. It’s positively G rated by today’s standards!

Zmber pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, year-old Amber St. The initial reviewer sounds to me like a puritanical religious fanatic Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great abmer romance, outselling every other American novel of the s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness.

He requires her cash; she requires the word ‘countess’ in front of her name. Not to mention that the ending was very unexpected- a rarity in these type of novels. In America they were not. Then, her son having been farmed out to a countrywoman, she escapes his clutches by becoming an actress the beauty of this career move is torever she cannot be arrested for the robberies she and Black Jack have committed – actors are the king’s servants and, as such, above the law.


Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Claire, a seemingly yeoman farmer’s daughter happens across cavaliers one day and begs to be taken away from the country and travel with them into London.

It is the very opposite of dusty or coy. See and discover other items: It is a long read, but it has a fast pace and Amber holds your interest navigating between her husbands and her lover.

Winsor had used Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year as a major source, and made the centrepiece of her book Amber’s graphic and metaphoric encounter with the epidemic. I thought I’d never finish this book. I regret doing so now, but I need to explain something. For five years while he was serving in the army she read books on the period and wrote numerous drafts of what would become Forever Amber.

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Adds a sneaky touch of incestuous necrophilia. It is the end of Juneand the largest and last epidemic of the plague has hit London. This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. I was reminded of some other novels that I enjoyed in the past, namely the Angelique series by Anne Golon under the pseudonym Sergeanne Golon in the s.

I think people are being way too harsh on Amber though. Angry and bored, she begins an affair with her step-son.

I saw your photo and the other pages and am not impressed. I found this book somewhere in the early s while in my 20s and fell in love with it!


Unless Winsor’s ability to create rounded characters had improved, I have a feeling that “Amber In America” would have been a second verse, same as the first. Carlton is an adventurer, disguised as a privateer for the Crown, Bruce refuses to crawl on his belly in Court to regain what was once his or clamor and scheme for power. It was difficult to find an affinity with many kxthleen the characters. Jun 07, Chrissie rated it did not like kayhleen Shelves: Without giving away too much, I will say that this book is exciting with nonstop drama and action, from beginning to end!

She’s demoniacally deceptive, lying to everyone about everything. However, I preferred the Charles-centric chapters best. Sex is fade to black by the way. View all 8 comments. The random nature of plague would ring true for those who had lived with the constant fear of buzzbombs and V2 rockets. I should have known. Her mother dies in birth, and I suppose the father never heard of her or claimed her so she’s brought up by her mother’s midwife. Despite its banning, Forever Amber was the best-selling US novel of the s.

Amber is pretty, wilful, and totally uninhibited, so she begs Carlton to take her with him to London. Organisations such as the British Housewives’ League suggested a new militancy about the housewife’s role, and Forever Amber offered an alternative to Mrs Miniver, dressed in a tight bodice and a lacy shift.