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Aristocrat, the (1928) [Novel]
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The time: the summer of 1913. The place: House Onderkuhle, an exclusive boarding school for the sons of the aristocracy in eastern Belgium. The old order may be crumbling but at Onderkuhle training for a life of command goes unchallenged. The most important lessons: fencing, riding and, above all, the forms of etiquette - 'the refinements of aristocratic intercourse'. Boëtius von Orlamünde distinguishes himself at all of these. He subdues his doubts by undertaking ever more extreme physical tests, climaxing in the breaking-in of the stallion Cyrus. On the night the school burns down, Boëtius displays cowardice and forfeits his nobility.

Immediately recognised as a masterpiece on its first publication in 1928, The Aristocrat dissects the collapse of a world of rigid hierarchy and exposes the murderous perversity of those who persist in living by the old rules.

Original title: Boëtius von Orlamünde
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Aristocrat

The Aristocrat (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Martin Chalmers
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Manifested in:

The Aristocrat (August 1, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1852422629
Dimensions: 5.4 x 7.6 x 0.7
Pages: 202

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