A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics)

A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics)

Brenda Wineapple

A Legacy is the story of 2 very diverse households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding participants of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count number a chum of Goethe between their exotic ancestors. no longer that this proud legacy ability a lot of whatever to them anymore. safe of their large city residence, they commit themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, well to do yet now not wealthy, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households may be unusually, certainly fatally, entwined. 

Set in the course of the run-up to global warfare I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is desirable, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable picture of a doomed approach of life.

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