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The Blue Flower (Paperback, Reissue) Loot Price: R184
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The Blue Flower (Paperback, Reissue)

Penelope Fitzgerald

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Fritz von Hardenburg, the young philosopher and poet who later took the name Novalis, has finished his university studies and is preparing to follow his father's profession of salt-mine inspector when he meets his 'true philosophy', his 'heart's heart', a 12-year-old girl of unsuitable (middle-class) family and little perceivable intelligence. His friends and family are thrown into confusion; how could this genius have settled for such a simple, juvenile and unattractive creature? Fitzgerald's re-creation of events is, as usual, masterly. We are immersed headlong in the ethics and atmosphere of late-18th-century Germany by her dexterous, adroit ability to impart information as if by osmosis. Her intellect is astounding, but the reader is never left behind. This book is comic, enlightening and a pleasure to read. (Kirkus UK)
From the Booker Prize-winning author of `Offshore' comes this unusual romance between the poet Novalis and his fiancee Sophie, newly introduced by Candia McWilliam. The year is 1794 and Fritz, passionate, idealistic and brilliant, is seeking his father's permission to announce his engagement to his heart's desire: twelve-year-old Sophie. His astounded family and friends are amused and disturbed by his betrothal. What can he be thinking? Tracing the dramatic early years of the young German who was to become the great romantic poet and philosopher Novalis, `The Blue Flower' is a masterpiece of invention, evoking the past with a reality that we can almost feel.

General

Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 1996
First published: August 2003
Authors: Penelope Fitzgerald
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 281
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-655019-8
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Romance > Historical
LSN: 0-00-655019-3
Barcode: 9780006550198

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