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The Resource A Nervous Splendor : Vienna, 1888-1889, Frederic Morton, (electronic resource)

A Nervous Splendor : Vienna, 1888-1889, Frederic Morton, (electronic resource)

Label
A Nervous Splendor : Vienna, 1888-1889
Title
A Nervous Splendor
Title remainder
Vienna, 1888-1889
Statement of responsibility
Frederic Morton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
National Book Award finalist: This journey through fin-de-siècle Vienna is "a remarkable and unusual slice of history" ( Los Angeles Times ). On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed height of the Viennese Carnival, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf shot and killed his teenage mistress and then himself in a suicide pact. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo still. A Nervous Splendor deftly tells the haunting story of the prince and his city, where, in the span of only ten months, "the Western dream started to go wrong." Other young men with striking intellectual and artistic talents, all as frustrated as the prince, moved through Vienna during this period -- among them a young Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Gustav Klimt, and the playwright Arthur Schnitzler, whose La Ronde was the great erotic drama of the fin de siècle. In this book, the bestselling author of The Rothschilds and Thunder at Twilight creates a portrait of a time and place that is "as lush, beguiling, and charming as an emperor's waltz" ( Publishers Weekly ). " A Nervous Splendor is my favorite book about Vienna." -- John Irving, New York Times -bestselling author of House Cider Rules
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Morton, Frederic
Dewey number
943.6/13
Index
no index present
LC call number
DB851
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Franz Joseph
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Austria
  • Vienna (Austria)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Nervous Splendor : Vienna, 1888-1889, Frederic Morton, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQ2NDA3MjMz
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frd00025101
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781626813953
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9781626813953
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remote
Label
A Nervous Splendor : Vienna, 1888-1889, Frederic Morton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQ2NDA3MjMz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00025101
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781626813953
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9781626813953
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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