The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE)


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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb is a historical fiction based on the real life of Lavinia Bump Warren an extraordinarily small personLavini

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) summary º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Melanie Benjamin Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download If you don't see the “A Novel” part of the title don't confuse this novel for an autobiography or a biography Ms Benjamin aka Melanie Hauser has taken the bits of available knowledge about Mrs General Tom Thumb's life and woven it into a fictionalized and highly entertaining story Apparently the actual autobiography read like a travelogue and was a bit boringAt 32” full grown Vinnie did not want to be d

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) At 32” no one expects anything from her and everyone wants to protect her As much as she appreciates the protection and love of her family she still wants something from life Coming from a small town she craves the big world With her intelligence and ambitious spirit she goes on to become a legend dining with Presidents Vanderbildts and Ast

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) I love this book I remember seeing a picture of Mrs Tom Thumb aka Mercy Lavina Warren Bump Stratton aka Vinnie and wondering about her marriage

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download summary º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Melanie Benjamin Good historical fiction implants the desire within the reader to learn the facts that surround the narrative This book does not disappoint I finished this book a couple of weeks back and have been researching PT Barnum an

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) Size matters in this world just as it mattered in the world of Lavinia Warren Bump better known as Mrs General Tom Thumb She was a normal sized baby when she was born but after a few years she simply uit growing due most likely to a pituitary condition that would have been easily treated in modern days She was less than three feet tall and a younger sister was even smallerBefore I go any further let me suggest that you do NOT re

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    free download The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) If you flat out ask me 'Do you like historical fiction' I most likely will say no However after reading this book and thinking about it I'd like to amend my answer to that uestion by saying that it depends on the topic That being said I've also come to a realization that I like books about circuses and carnie folks I haven't' read one here on Goodreads but if you look at my Shelfari I have read several I've read uite a f

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download free download The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this from Goodreads in exchange for an honest reviewThe Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb by Melanie BenjaminFrom the back of the bookA two foot eight inch tall dynamo Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump lived a remarkable life that reaches out to us than a century later Taken under the wing of the immortal impresario PT Barnum married to the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century she char

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    free download The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) I don't think that one character has made me feel such a range of emotions as Vinnie the main character in this book has In the beginning of the book I was thinking 'YOU GO GIRL Way to not let the size of your body stop you from fulfilling your dreams' But then for 23 of the book I didn't like her at all thinking that s

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    The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb (KINDLE) Knowing just a tad about the wife of Tom Thumb was incentive to want to read The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb

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Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download summary º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Melanie Benjamin characters The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub In her national bestseller Alice I Have Been Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland Now in this jubilant new novel Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told a woman who became a nineteenth century icon and inspiration and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength Never would I allow my size to define me Instead I would define it She was only two foot eight inches tall but her legend reaches out to us than a century later A At 32 no one expects anything from her and everyone wants to protect her As much as she appreciates the protection and love of her family she still wants something from life Coming from a small town she craves the big world With her intelligence and ambitious spirit she goes on to become a legend dining with Presidents Vanderbildts and Astors among othersMassachusetts late 19th century Mercy Lavinia Vinnie Warren Bump is raised on a family farm Through her hard work and diligence at sixteen years old she becomes a primary school teacher to a surprise of many She has proved that her size has nothing to do with her mind or even her will From an early age she used her talent for singing to sooth her classmates with balladsHaving her mother crying over Lavinia s lonely and loveless fate Lavinia becomes even restless When a man who claims to be their cousin appears at their house and offers her a position in his show on the floating boat on Mississippi River This is her chance to leave a small town and experience the bigger world and see things she can only imagine here But being around actors and dancers displaying oneself before the public that s not something to be proud of It s viewed as something shameful Nevertheless she makes her own decision After an eventful and uestionable time on the floating boat she joins PT Barnum the famous promoter in New York This time she makes sure she is treated as a professional and not someone being on displayThis wasn t necessarily a biographical fiction I d be interested in but after reading The Aviator s Wife by this author I was very much impressed with this author s writing The dimensions that are breathed into the characters and dialogue that progresses the story and the events that make the story grasping It s all a testament of a very skillful writingAnd what interested the author in writing Lavinia s story was her intelligence and ambition And that is very well reflected in this story As much as Lavinia loves her family she doesn t want to be taken care of She wants to forge her own path To have a greater purpose She is sharp intelligent driven She enjoys conversations about politics music art that reflect her own opinions based on her knowledge and not just a repetition of someone else s opinionBeautifully drawn characters They are so human with their emotions showing what makes them happy scared disappointed frustrated What they hope for and dream aboutEnjoyed small details of the time period giving a good sense of the time How it progressed with trains and mapping and telegram So you could arrange your trip much easier and book a room before getting there and the talk of setting standardized time So no longer would each individual village or town set its own clock by the sun And rumors of electricity running to small townsHeartfelt writing infusing characters with humanity and passion keeping the plot moving and bringing the past alive profoundly showing us the progress of the time and that some things don t change such as ambition and being driven and taking chances in life

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Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download summary º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Melanie Benjamin characters The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Vate the nation preempt coverage of the Civil War and usher them into the White House and the company of presidents and ueens But Vinnie's fame would also endanger the person she prized most her similarly sized sister Minnie a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie's spotlight A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age and of a woman's public triumphs and personal tragedies The Autobiography of Mrs Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conuered the country with a heart as big as her dreams and whose story will surely win over your I don t think that one character has made me feel such a range of emotions as Vinnie the main character in this book has In the beginning of the book I was thinking YOU GO GIRL Way to not let the size of your body stop you from fulfilling your dreams But then for 23 of the book I didn t like her at all thinking that she was arrogant heartless and snobbyshe says on page 256 That was it pure and simple my life was onstage next to my husband either reenacting a pretend wedding ceremony or holding a pretend infant I had no room for big love big decisions big messes big happiness not in this miniature life spent under the magnifying glare of so many eyes that I had made for myselfshe goes on to state on pg 264 I simply felt driven to see to experience to give of myself to those whose approval should have meant less than my own husband s but instead meant so much I simply realized I needed the warmth of an audience like a plant needs sun All in all I had a very hard time relating to her as a character and found her actions so self serving that I had a really hard time liking her

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Melanie Benjamin ¹ 9 free download summary º E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Melanie Benjamin characters The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub S a child Mercy Lavinia Vinnie Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public Instead she reached out to the immortal impresario P T Barnum married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century and transformed into the world's most unexpected celebrity Here in Vinnie's singular and spirited voice is her amazing adventure from a showboat freak revue where she endured jeering mobs to her fateful meeting with the two men who would change her life P T Barnum and Charles Stratton AKA Tom Thumb Their wedding would capti Size matters in this world just as it mattered in the world of Lavinia Warren Bump better known as Mrs General Tom Thumb She was a normal sized baby when she was born but after a few years she simply uit growing due most likely to a pituitary condition that would have been easily treated in modern days She was less than three feet tall and a younger sister was even smallerBefore I go any further let me suggest that you do NOT read anything about Lavinia before reading this book I looked her up on Wikipedia and learned a couple of details that spoiled one of the main threads of her story I really wish I had not done that because the suspense was then lost for me So if you choose to read this book just jump in and save any further research about Lavinia for afterwardsI wanted very much to like Lavinia She refused to let her size dictate who she was She was big inside and she worked hard to prove it to the world always demanding and receiving respect for who she was not merely for what she was But was she truly as comfortable within her tiny frame as she seemed to be Did she truly accept herself Or was her hectic life and constant wish to be remembered simply a way to run from who she was to try to be someone she thought she should have been It is hard to imagine anyone being on display the way Lavinia and her husband were during their years performing with PT Barnum But the author did a good job of making that long ago world come to full sized life right to the tragic end of the era

  • Paperback
  • 440
  • The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb
  • Melanie Benjamin
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 9780385344166