Rival to the queen / Carolly Erickson.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: A tale inspired by the rivalry between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Lettice Knollys, follows the queen's decision not to marry in spite of her love for the ambitious Earl of Leicester, who secretly marries Letty at a terrible cost.
    • ISBN:
      9780312379742 : HRD
      0312379749 : HRD
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    • ABNT:
      ERICKSON, C. Rival to the queen. 1st ed. [s. l.]: St. Martin’s Press, 2010. ISBN 9780312379742. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051. Acesso em: 28 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Erickson C. Rival to the Queen. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051. Accessed May 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Erickson, C. (2010). Rival to the queen (1st ed.). St. Martin’s Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Erickson, Carolly. 2010. Rival to the Queen. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051.
    • Harvard:
      Erickson, C. (2010) Rival to the queen. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051 (Accessed: 28 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Erickson, C 2010, Rival to the queen, 1st ed., St. Martin’s Press, viewed 28 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Erickson, Carolly. Rival to the Queen. 1st ed., St. Martin’s Press, 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Erickson, Carolly. Rival to the Queen. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Press, 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Erickson C. Rival to the queen [Internet]. 1st ed. St. Martin’s Press; 2010 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.314051


LJ Reviews 2010 October #2

In her sixth historical novel, Erickson (The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots; The Last Wife of Henry VIII) again displays her remarkable ability to paint an exquisitely realistic portrait of Tudor England. Opening during the reign of Queen Mary Tudor, the book follows Lettie Knollys (1543–1634), the future Queen Elizabeth's cousin, from her exile in Frankfurt to her daring—and successful—outmaneuvering of Elizabeth for Robert Dudley's heart. While her boldness enables Lettie to find true love, it also subjects her to disastrous consequences. This is much more than a historical romance; Erickson's attention to historical detail and the depiction of Elizabeth's struggle to maintain her control over her kingdom make for compelling reading. Fans might also be interested in one or more of Erickson's four Tudor biographies. VERDICT Historical fiction fans can't get enough of the Tudors; this engaging story is a worthy addition to the genre. [Library marketing.]—Audrey Johnson, Arlington, VA

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PW Reviews 2010 August #3

The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I and her heart's consort, Lord Robert Dudley, the earl of Leicester, continue to exert a seductive hold on the imagination as fodder for fiction. Now Erickson examines a rival for Lord Dudley's affections, Leticia "Lettie" Knollys, a Boleyn relative who, along with her sister, served in Elizabeth's court and eventually became Lady Leicester. Erickson (The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots) paints Elizabeth as an enormously selfish, envious monster, and Dudley as a handsome rake who's devoted to his own agenda and to his queen. But due at least in part to politics, his relationship with Elizabeth doesn't end in the marriage he's longed for, and the marriage he does have, to Lady Amy, ends with her untimely death, a possible suicide. Dudley's marriage to Lettie produces a son who later dies, and a liaison with Lady Douglass Sheffield produces a bastard, or "base son." Erickson writes gracefully, but his Elizabeth is too cartoonish, and Lettie, his narrator, reveals her history with a stereotypical dispassionate air that fails to engage the reader emotionally. (Oct.)

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