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The Resource A legacy

A legacy

Label
A legacy
Title
A legacy
Statement of responsibility
Sybille Bedford ; introduction by Brenda Wineapple
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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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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014926
Cataloging source
DLC
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1911-
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Bedford, Sybille
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
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  • Catholics
  • Jewish families
  • Social classes
  • Legacies
  • Aristocracy
  • Cultural differences
  • Rich families
  • Berlin, Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
A legacy
Instantiates
Publication
Isbn
9781582431420
System control number
(Sirsi) ADC-6511
Label
A legacy
Publication
Isbn
9781582431420
System control number
(Sirsi) ADC-6511

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