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Queen Elizabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva)

Queen Elizabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva)

Queen Victoria and her peoples celebrated in 1887 the Golden Jubilee of glorious reign.Among the many interesting presents received from all over the world, there was an abridged translation into Romanian of her own famous “Journal” sent by Queen Elizabeth of Romania, who was also the author of the translation. The book was magnificently printed and bound, accompanied by a graceful letter.

Queen Elizabeth of Romania was in her own right an accomplished writer and poetess, known by her nom du plume as Carmen Sylva. She annotated the translation with extensive explanations and elucidations about the English and Scottish topography and customs for the benefit of the Romanian readers, thus making the “Journal” a valuable window through which the Romanian public learned about Britain and its famous sovereign.

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