The blue flower / Penelope Fitzgerald.
Publication year: 1996
Publisher: London : Flamingo, 1996.
ISBN: 9780006550198 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 1995.
Set in Germany at the end of the 18th century, this book tells the story of the brilliant young Fritz von Hardenberg, later to become the great romantic philosopher & poet. He announces his engagement to a 12 year old girl, to his family's consternation.
225 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
This novel employs a light narrative touch to explore the life and philosophical preoccupations of Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg) and his love for Sophie von Kuehn. The many characters are wonderfully evoked and the peculiar situation of Germany during the Early Romantic period is brought to life.
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