|Blue Flower, the (1995) [Novel]|
by Penelope Fitzgerald
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(From the publisher):
The Blue Flower
is set in the age of Goethe, in the small towns and great universities of late-eighteenth-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis
. Fritz seeks his father's permission to wed his "heart's heart", his "spirit's guide"—a plain, simple child named Sophie von Kühn. It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends. Their brilliant young Fritz, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can this be?
Original title: The Blue Flower
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 18th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Germany, Austria, Switzerland