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The blue flower, Penelope Fitzgerald

Label
The blue flower
Title
The blue flower
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Fitzgerald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late eighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the romantic poet Novalis. Fritz seeks his father's permission to wed his "heart's heart," his "spirit's guide"--a plain, simple child named Sophie von Kühn. It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends. Their brilliant young Fritz, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard? How can this be? The irrationality of love, the transfiguration of the commonplace, the clarity of purpose that comes with knowing one's own fate--these are the themes of this beguiling novel, themes treated with a mix of wit, grace, and mischievous humor
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction), 1997.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.I86
LC item number
B58 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novalis
  • Poets, German
  • Germany
Label
The blue flower, Penelope Fitzgerald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Flamingo, c1995
  • "A Mariner original."
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780395859971
Lccn
96052911
System control number
ocm36104132
Label
The blue flower, Penelope Fitzgerald
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Flamingo, c1995
  • "A Mariner original."
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780395859971
Lccn
96052911
System control number
ocm36104132

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