Name: Dewi Nurpitriyani Student Number: 1111014000021 Class: 5A
Book Response Form
Book title : Twilight of Splendor (The Court of Queen Victoria During Her Diamond Jubilee Year) Author : Greg King Publisher : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Year published : 2007 Number of pages: 285 Pages Genre : Biography Book code : 941. 081 092 KIN
Why did you decide to choose this book?
Honestly, I choose this book because I ever a little bit
heard about Queen Victoria’
s story first, she was the only one queen who has different appearance. She was short, stout and rather red, but behind her difference she had a strong leadership capability
so that made her jubilee leadership can be categorized success. So that’s why I was
curious and wanted to read her biography also wanted to learn how she leading his kingdom was.
How was the story or the plot presented in the book? Explain.
In this book, the author divided Queen Victoria’s story into 15 chapters. Those are:
(1) The Widow of Windsor, this chapter tells about when Victoria was born until she became a widow. (2) A Family on the Throne, this story tells about all big family of Victoria.
(3) The Court of St. James’s,
tell about the beauty of the Court of
(4) Spring at Windsor, tells about the spring which occur at Windsor. (5) A Day in the Life, is about Victoria who was enjoying a day in her life without any activities about her throne. (6) Life Below Stairs, tells about pantries which were in below stair and queen regarded it like her life. (7) The Wayward Heir, tells about Betrie as a agin heir, who always thought that nor every children always good, and so did her. (8) Autumn in Balmoral, tells about autumn which occured in Balmoral Palace.
(9) “The Russian
tells about occupation that Alix get from her grandmother. (10) Christmas at Osborne, tells about Christmas moment which Victoria and family spent at Osborne. (11) Easter in Osborne, tell about Easter moment which Victoria and family spent in Osborne. (12) Summer at Buckingham Palace, tells about summer which occurred in Buckingham Palace. (13) A Day at Buckingham Palace,
tells about Victoria’s activity in a day at Buckingham
Palace. (14) A Night at Devonshire House, tells about a night which Victoria and family spent in Devonshire house. (15) Triumph, tells about Victoria glory which had occur for 60 years.
What are your personal experiences or thoughts related the book?
The personal experience related this book is like Victoria who has given in marriage by her family to Prince Albert, at the first time she decline it but at last she accepted it. And in the latter, she was happy become a spouse whose owned by
Prince Albert. It’s like my cousin’s story, her name is Madihah, at age 22 years old,
she was asked by her mother by her mother’s friend son, Taufiq, at the first time she felt still young and it’s not the time for getting married, but after she know him,