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      Penelope Fitzgerald

The Blue Flower

«The Blue Flower is a model of what historical fiction can be at its best . when the radical otherness of other times is not merely acknowledged but made integral to the fictional experience. It's also Fitzgerald at her best . elegant, inventive, hilarious, unsparing. I adore this book.. Jonathan Franzen»

Penelope Fitzgerald's final masterpiece.

One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. Les mer
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Penelope Fitzgerald's final masterpiece.

One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.
The year is 1794 and Fritz, passionate, idealistic and brilliant, is seeking his father's permission to announce his engagement to his heart's heart', his true Philosophy': 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. Her final book, it confirmed Fitzgerald's reputation as one of the finest novelists of the 20th century.
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Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 320
ISBN: 9780008329686
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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«The Blue Flower is a model of what historical fiction can be at its best . when the radical otherness of other times is not merely acknowledged but made integral to the fictional experience. It's also Fitzgerald at her best . elegant, inventive, hilarious, unsparing. I adore this book.. Jonathan Franzen»

«Reading a Penelope Fitzgerald novel is like being taken for a ride in a peculiar kind of car. Everything is of top quality . the engine, the coachwork and the interior all fill you with confidence. Then, after a mile or so, someone throws the steering-wheel out of the window.. Sebastian Faulks»

«Her sense of time and place is marvellously deft, done in a few words. She knows how they all walked, eased their old joints. She knows the damp smell of decay of the ancient schlosses. In a bare little book she reveals a country and an age as lost as Tolstoy.s Russia and which we seem somehow always to have known.. Jane Gardam, Spectator»

«An enchanting novel about heart, body and mind. The writing is ellipitical and witty. so that what could be a sad little love story is constantly funny and always absorbing. This novel is a jewel.. Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph»

«Wise and ironic, funny and humane, Fitzgerald is a wonderful, wonderful writer.. David Nicholls»

Penelope Fitzgerald was one of the most elegant and distinctive voices in British fiction. Three of her novels, The Bookshop, The Beginning of Spring and The Gate of Angels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She won the Prize in 1979 for Offshore. Her last novel, The Blue Flower, was the most admired novel of 1995, chosen no fewer than nineteen times in the press as the 'Book of the Year'. It won America's National Book Critics' Circle Award. She died in April 2000, at the age of eighty-three.