The Blue Flower
by Penelope Fitzgerald
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Publisher: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin
Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition Clean and unmarked, with slight wear to lower corners, else fine-clean, unmarked, tight glued binding. Fitzgerald has another masterpiece in this enthralling story. Set in the age of Goethe in the small towns and great universities of late-18th century Germany where this true story of Freidrich von Hardenberg takes place. He is a passionate and impetuous student of philosophy who later gains fame as the poet Novalis. He seeks permission to marry a plain simple child named Sophie von Kuhn and shocks his family. The irrationality of love, the transfiguration of the commonplace, and the clarity of purpose that comes with knowing one's own fate are the themes of this novel. Penelope Fitzgerald is one of England's most celebrated contemporary writers. 223 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Publishers, Boston, MA, 1997.