[PDF] Mr Skeffington | by ¸ Elizabeth von Arnim - Mr Skeffington, Mr Skeffington Approaching the watershed of her fiftieth birthday Fanny having long ago divorced Mr Skeffington and dismissed him from her thoughts is surprised to find herself thinking of him While attempting to
Elizabeth von Arnim
Elizabeth, Countess Russell, was a British novelist and, through marriage, a member of the German nobility, known as Mary Annette Gr fin von Arnim.Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia, she was raised in England and in 1891 married Count Henning August von Arnim, a Prussian aristocrat, and the great great great grandson of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia She had met von Arnim during an Italian tour with her father They married in London but lived in Berlin and eventually moved to the countryside where, in Nassenheide, Pomerania, the von Arnims had their family estate The couple had five children, four daughters and a son The children s tutors at Nassenheide included E M Forster and Hugh Walpole.In 1898 she started her literary career by publishing Elizabeth and Her German Garden, a semi autobiographical novel about a rural idyll published anonymously and, as it turned out to be highly successful, reprinted 21 times within the first year Von Arnim wrote another 20 books, which were all published By the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden.Count von Arnim died in 1910, and in 1916 Elizabeth married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, Bertrand Russell s elder brother The marriage ended in disaster, with Elizabeth escaping to the United States and the couple finally agreeing, in 1919, to get a divorce She also had an affair with H G Wells.She was a cousin of Katherine Mansfield whose real name was Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp.Elizabeth von Arnim spent her old age in London, Switzerland, and on the French Riviera When World War II broke out she permanently took up residence in the United States, where she died in 1941, aged 74.
Mr SkeffingtonMr Skeffington is a American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth von Arnim. The film stars Bette Davis as a beautiful but self centered woman who has many suitors but marries Job Skeffington, played by Claude Rains, solely to save her brother from going to prison.It also makes a point about Skeffington s status as a Jew in Mr SkeffingtonMr Skeffington Directed by Vincent Sherman With Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge. The Last Hurrah film The Last Hurrah is a American black and white political satire film adaptation of the novel The Last Hurrah by Edwin O Connor.The film was directed by John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet another election campaign Tracy was nominated as Best Foreign Actor by BAFTA and won the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review, which also presented Claude RainsClaude Rains, Actor Casablanca William Claude Rains, born in the Clapham area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in Nell of Old Drury Growing up in the world of theater, he Movie Reviews The New York Times Aug , The new take on the s cult horror film returns the story to its old stomping ground, this time with Jordan Peele as a producer By Manohla Dargis A Wall Street genius becomes the willing host