I'll stick to the Bette Davis version. She was a woman to remember. Hardcover. I picked this up for a song because I recalled my mother LOVED the movie with Bette Davis. The book is infinitely more complex in its characterisations than the movie, and delves much more deeply into Henriette's childhood and the history of Henry Field's family. The events leading up to the murder in the Praslin residence in Paris and her subsequent incarceration and interrogation in the Conciergerie were frightening. If you've seen the movie (Bette Davis/Charles Boyer, 1940), read this book! It’s my dream to make a fortune selling these book reviews. This is the "Motion Picture Edition, illustrated with stills from Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. production of All This, and Heaven Too." Rachel Field's "All This, and Heaven Too" is a delicately nuanced, richly imagined novel from start to finish. The heroine, Henriette Deluzy-Desportes, governess to the children of the Duc de Praslin, found herself strangely drawn to her employer; when the Duc murdered his wife in the most savage fashion, she had to plead her own case before the Chancellor of Fr. Start by marking “All This, and Heaven Too” as Want to Read: Error rating book. “A tensely dramatic story, romantic and beautiful, rich and amazing. What's fascinating about this one is that the great niece wrote the book. A few quotes I still remember: Sadly, I found Field's writing style somewhat dull. It was a laborious read and yet at times a compelling one. Zum Hauptinhalt wechseln. Originally published in 1939 (and subsequently made into a film starring Bette Davis) this novel tells the story of a woman who was a governess in France in the mid-19th century and got caught up in a scandal when she was accused of a murder she did not commit. Rachel Field, the author of the children's book Hitty, has written a wonderful story of her Great-aunt, Henriette Desportes/Deluzy. Zum Hauptinhalt wechseln.de Hallo, Anmelden. Bummer that he did that, but he's really cute and the wife was kind of depressed and miserable and no fun to be around so she clearly had it coming. Bitte versuchen Sie es erneut. Search. I first saw the Bette Davis film of this same title and had no idea it was based on a book which in turn was based on a true story of a French governess that was caught up in the Duc de Praslin's murder of his duchess, a scandal that was to a significant degree responsible for the king's dethroning. I don't know if it speaks to the excellence of the writing or just my book-worm nature, but I struggled to put it down even on a road trip through Yellowstone! The novel is a wonderful read. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Etwas ist schiefgegangen. Henriette Desportes is 28 years old when the novel opens in 1841. All This and Heaven Too (English Edition). Imagine being the author, Rachel Field, and having a great-aunt like Henriette Desportes to write about. All this, and heaven too by Rachel Field, 1939, Macmillan edition, in English She is traveling from England to her homeland of France now English charge is of age and no longer in need of a governess. I loved Rachel Field's writing in her book Hitty, and this book was just as well written. Wiederholen Sie die Anforderung später noch einmal. Size: Octavo (standard book size). An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden. Imagine being the author, Rachel Field, and having a great-aunt like Henriette Desportes to write about. Sind Sie der Meinung, dass dieser Artikel Urheberrechte verletzt? My one issue with this book is that the author wants Henriette to be completely blameless, so some of H's actions are a little vague as to motivation. 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