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The Blue Flower

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Mariner Books | April 15, 1997 | Trade Paperback

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In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father''s permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named Sophie. The attachment shocks his family and friends. This brilliant young man, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can it be? A literary sensation and a bestseller in England and the United States, The Blue Flower was one of eleven books- and the only paperback- chosen as an Editor''s Choice by the New York Times Book Review. The 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner in Fiction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.34 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 15, 1997

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395859972

ISBN - 13: 9780395859971

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The Blue Flower

by Penelope Fitzgerald

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.34 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 15, 1997

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395859972

ISBN - 13: 9780395859971

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In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father''s permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named Sophie. The attachment shocks his family and friends. This brilliant young man, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can it be? A literary sensation and a bestseller in England and the United States, The Blue Flower was one of eleven books- and the only paperback- chosen as an Editor''s Choice by the New York Times Book Review. The 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner in Fiction.

About the Author

In 1997 Penelope Fitzgerald's novel The Blue Flower was named one of the New York Times Book Review's eleven Best Books of the Year. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize for Offshore, Fitzgerald was also short-listed for the Booker for The Bookshop. The Beginning of Spring, and The Gate of Angels. Penelope Fitzgerald lives in England.
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