Grand Hotel

byVicki BaumTranslated byBasil CreightonRevised byMargot Bettauer Dembo

June 7, 2016|
Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum
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A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum’s celebrated novel, a Weimar-era best seller that retains all its verve and luster today. Among the guests of the hotel is Doctor Otternschlag, a World War I veteran whose face has been sliced in half by a shell. Day after day he emerges to read the paper in the lobby, discreetly inquiring at the desk if the letter he’s been awaiting for years has arrived. Then there is Grusinskaya, a great ballerina now fighting a losing battle not so much against age as against her fear of it, who may or may not be made for Gaigern, a sleek professional thief. Herr Preysing also checks in, the director of a family firm that isn’t as flourishing as it appears, who would never imagine that Kringelein, his underling, a timorous petty clerk he’s bullied for years, has also come to Berlin, determined to live at last now that he’s received a medical death sentence. All these characters and more, with all their secrets and aspirations, come together and come alive in the pages of Baum’s delicious and disturbing masterpiece.
Title:Grand HotelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.6 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590179676

ISBN - 13:9781590179673

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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