Anderson (birth name "Vera") is a transsexual man who lives in a correctional facility for young people. After a book of verses about his life as a young troubled youth, he meets a benevolent, educated man, who helps him, even allowing him to spend some time at his home, and arranges for a job for him as an intern in his office.
He comes into his gender identity and begins to dress as a man, eventually falling in love with a woman and passing as cisgender to her family.
The film succeeds in focusing on Anderson's personality and feelings until his tragic death.
Vera by Elizabeth von Arnim is a black comedy based on her disastrous second marriage to Earl Russell: a mordant analysis of the romantic delusions through which wives acquiesce in husbands' tyrannies. In outline the story of this utterly unromantic novel anticipates DuMaurier's Rebecca. Naive Lucy Entwhistle is swept into marriage by widower, Everard Wemyss. His mansion "The Willows" is pervaded by the spectre of his dead wife Vera, with whom Lucy becomes obsessed. ... Here the servants are partisan for both wives, and lose no opportunity to disrupt Everard's unctuous, oppressive household routines. An extraordinarily black vision of marriage, also continuously funny, the novel's power lies in the wit and economy of the usually prolix Von Arnim.
(1983) ISBN 0-86068-316-8 (2000) ISBN 2-264-02389-9
Transposed blurb from Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, blurb by Anthea Trodd at Keele University.
It is not easy to get hold of copies of the 1983 edition of this book (only available in the UK).
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