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Mrs Engels : a novel

Author: Gavin McCrea
Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman who was the longtime lover of Frederick Engels, co-author of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea's first novel, she is finally given a voice, one that won't easily be forgotten. Lizzie is a worker in the Manchester, England, cotton mill that Frederick owns. When they move to a posh townhouse in London to be closer to Karl Marx and his family,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)910607397
Named Person: Lizzie Burns; Friedrich Engels
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin McCrea
ISBN: 9781925113792 1925113795 9781936787302 193678730X
OCLC Number: 914192168
Awards: Short-listed for Green Carnation Prize 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2016 (UK)
Short-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 (UK)
Short-listed for Historical Writers Association 2016 (UK)
Long-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2015 (UK)
Short-listed for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2016
Short-listed for Desmond Elliott Prize 2016
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents: Phase the Now --
Phase the Next --
Phase the Last --
In Paradisum.
Responsibility: Gavin McCrea.

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