A Joyous Adventure

By: Orozy, Baroness Emma

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Presentation Certificate attached to first page. Some ageing to pages 1-5, front cover water marked. A thoroughly interesting read. Emma Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josefa Barbara Orczy was born on 23 September 1865 at the family estate "Tarna-Örs" in Hungary, the second daughter of Baron Felix Orczy, a composer and conductor, and his wife Emma. baron Orczy was a friend of the great composers Wagner, Liszt and Gounod, who were regular visitors to the family's estate. The baron, fearful of the consequences of a peasant revolt in Hungary, moved himself and his family from Budapest to Brussels and then on to Paris. In Brussels and Paris young Emma was educated in convent schools and studied music without success. The family soon thereafter moved to London where Emma was 15 when she learned to speak English. In London she studied at the West London School of Art. Later, while studying at the Heatherby School of Art, Emma Orczy met Montague Barstow, who she married in 1894. Together they wrote and illustrated books and magazine articles and together published an edition of Hungarian folk stories. The gifted young Emma was also a talented artist and her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, London.

Title: A Joyous Adventure

Author Name: Orozy, Baroness Emma


Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Limited: 1932

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 000077

Keywords: Orozy