The Resource Young Adolf: : a novel, Beryl Bainbridge, (electronic resource)

Young Adolf: : a novel, Beryl Bainbridge, (electronic resource)

Label
Young Adolf: : a novel
Title
Young Adolf:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Beryl Bainbridge
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A darkly humorous fictionalized account of Adolf Hitler's alleged stay in England as a young man. Before becoming the Führer of the Third Reich, it is said Adolf Hitler was a failed artist who bummed around at his half-brother's house in Liverpool from 1912 to 1913. Based on the memoir of the future despot's sister-in-law, Bridget Hitler, Young Adolf is a vivid imagining of this alleged visit to the United Kingdom. The story begins with Adolf aboard a ferry, aiming to avoid Austrian military service. He has no luggage, save for a book, and holds a false passport made out in the name of his dead brother, paranoid that the authorities might be tailing him. But what Adolf should be worried about is how he will be received at his destination. At the train station, his brother Alois greets him with outrage. Alois had sent money for their sister Angela to travel to Liverpool, but Adolf stole the funds. Taking refuge on the sofa for days, Adolf makes only one friend: Jewish landlord Mr. Meyer, surprisingly enough. With mutual interests in opera and architecture, the two become close, though Adolf does mention his thoughts on race relations and 'contaminated blood.' Eventually, under pressure, Adolf stops loafing and gets a menial job. Most people think he won't ever amount to much, but it's clear that Adolf has bigger aspirations. Originally published in 1978, this was the first foray into historical fiction for award-winning author Beryl Bainbridge, who would become famous for works like Master Georgie and the bestselling Every Man for Himself. Combining dark humor and psychological intrigue, Young Adolf is a portrait of both a man and a city before two World Wars changed everything
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1932-2010
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Bainbridge, Beryl
Dewey number
823/.9/14
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Germans
  • Heads of state
  • Electronic books
  • Liverpool (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Young Adolf: : a novel, Beryl Bainbridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11726178
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11726178
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11726178
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11726178
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Young Adolf: : a novel, Beryl Bainbridge, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11726178
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11726178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11726178
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11726178
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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