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The Resource Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant, Shrabani Basu

Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant, Shrabani Basu

Label
Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant
Title
Victoria & Abdul
Title remainder
the true story of the queen's closest confidant
Statement of responsibility
Shrabani Basu
Title variation
Victoria and Abdul
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of her two great loves--Prince Albert and John Brown--Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen's teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the beginning of the most scandalous decade in Queen Victoria's long reign. As the royal household roiled with resentment, Victoria and Abdul's devotion grew in defiance. Drawn from secrets closely guarded for more than a century, Victoria & Abdul is an extraordinary and intimate history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English court and an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Basu, Shrabani
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karim, Abdul
  • Victoria
  • East Indians
  • Favorites, Royal
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant, Shrabani Basu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Now a major motion picture -- From cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and index
Contents
Agra -- A Jubilee present -- An Indian Durbar -- Curries and highlanders -- Becoming the munshi -- A grant of land -- Indian affairs -- The Viceroy receives a Christmas card -- The household conspires -- Rebellion in the ranks -- "Munshimania" -- Redemption -- Death of a queen -- Last days in Agra -- Endgame
Control code
20151404
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
334 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525434412
Lccn
2017297020
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Victoria & Abdul : the true story of the queen's closest confidant, Shrabani Basu
Publication
Note
Now a major motion picture -- From cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and index
Contents
Agra -- A Jubilee present -- An Indian Durbar -- Curries and highlanders -- Becoming the munshi -- A grant of land -- Indian affairs -- The Viceroy receives a Christmas card -- The household conspires -- Rebellion in the ranks -- "Munshimania" -- Redemption -- Death of a queen -- Last days in Agra -- Endgame
Control code
20151404
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
334 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525434412
Lccn
2017297020
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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