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The Resource A legacy, Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple

A legacy, Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple

Label
A legacy
Title
A legacy
Statement of responsibility
Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Legacy is the tale of two very different families. The Merzes are members of the Jewish upper bourgeoisie of Berlin and direct descendants of Henriette Merz, friend of Goethe and Mirabeau. But this imposing legacy has long since ceased to mean much of anything in the Merzes' huge town house, where the family devotes itself to little more than enjoying its comfort and ensuring its wealth. The Feldens are landed Catholic aristocracy, well off but not rich, from the Catholic south of Germany. When Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the two families become strangely, and sometimes fatally, entwined. Told from the point of view of a precociously observant child and set against the background of Germany before the First Word War, A Legacy is at once captivating, magnificently funny, and profound, an unforgettable image of a doomed way of life"--
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Summary
"A Legacy is the tale of two very different families. The Merzes are members of the Jewish upper bourgeoisie of Berlin and direct descendants of Henriette Merz, friend of Goethe and Mirabeau. But this imposing legacy has long since ceased to mean much ofanything in the Merzes' huge town house, where the family devotes itself to little more than enjoying its comfort and ensuring its wealth. The Feldens are landed Catholic aristocracy, well off but not rich, from the Catholic south of Germany. When Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the two families become strangely, and sometimes fatally, entwined. Told from the point of view of a precociously observant child and set against the background of Germany before the First Word War, A Legacy is at once captivating, magnificently funny, and profound, an unforgettable image of a doomed way of life"--
Theme
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
014926
Cataloging source
DLC
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1911-2006
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Bedford, Sybille
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.E3112
LC item number
L44 2015
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Catholics
  • Jewish families
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
A legacy, Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892338794
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781590178263
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014038284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892338794
Label
A legacy, Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892338794
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 368 pages
Isbn
9781590178263
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014038284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892338794

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