Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Prisoner of Love

The Prisoner of Love is #104 in the Bantam series and was published in June 1979. It is the story of Sorilda, who is forced into marriage with the Earl of Winsford after a sordid scene involving the Earl and her stepmother. They prepare to make the best of a hurried marriage amid the events of London's Crystal Palace!

Francis Marshall illustrates our couple at the Crystal Palace, which was held in 1851 with a Great Exhibition of all of the Empire's wealth and curiosities. The palace was made of glass and erected in Hyde Park. It was the brainchild of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria was happy that the English people were proud of this accomplishment!

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