The Resource Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance, Patricia Dunker

Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance, Patricia Dunker

Label
Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance
Title
Sophie and the Sibyl
Title remainder
a Victorian romance
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Dunker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to Homburg, to attend to a celebrity author--the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot. Enthralling and intelligent, she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: he wants his brother to consider Countess Sophie von Hahn, daughter of a wealthy family friend, as a potential wife. At first, Max is lured by Sophie's beauty and his affectionate memories of their shared childhood, but she is nothing like the vision of angelic domesticity Max was expecting. Mischievous, willful, and daring, Sophie gambles recklessly and rides horses like a man. Both women have Max in thrall-- one with her youth and passion, the other with her wisdom and fierce intelligence. Out of his depth, Max finds himself precariously balanced between Sophie and the Sibyl. What's more, Sophie worships the great novelist of questionable morals and is determined to meet her. Combining a tale of courtship and seduction with a lively imagining of George Eliot at the end of her boldly conventional life and height of her fame, [this] is both a compelling Victorian novel and a playful meditation on the creation of literature"--Front jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Label
Sophie and the Sibyl : a Victorian romance, Patricia Dunker
Publication
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889164494
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781632860644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889164494

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