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The Resource The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald, (electronic resource)

The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald, (electronic resource)

Label
The Blue Flower
Title
The Blue Flower
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Fitzgerald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father's permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named Sophie. The attachment shocks his family and friends. This brilliant young man, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can it be? A literary sensation and a bestseller in England and the United States, The Blue Flower was one of eleven books- and the only paperback- chosen as an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review. The 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner in Fiction
Biographical or historical data
Penelope Fitzgerald wrote many books small in size but enormous in popular and critical acclaim over the past two decades. Over 300,000 copies of her novels are in print, and profiles of her life appeared in both The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. In 1979, her novel OFFSHORE won Britain's Booker Prize, and in 1998 she won the National Book Critics Circle Prize for THE BLUE FLOWER. Though Fitzgerald embarked on her literary career when she was in her 60's, her career was praised as "the best argument.. for a publishing debut made late in life" (New York Times Book Review). She told the New York Times Magazine, "In all that time, I could have written books and I didn't. I think you can write at any time of your life." Dinitia Smith, in her New York Times Obituary of May 3, 2000, quoted Penelope Fitzgerald from 1998 as saying, "I have remained true to my deepest convictions, I mean to the courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities, which I have done my best to treat as comedy, for otherwise how can we manage to bear it?"
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General adult
LC call number
PR6056.I86
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Novalis
  • Kühn, Sophie von
  • Kühn, Sophie von
  • Novalis
  • Fiction
  • Poets, German
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Label
The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547524764
Publisher number
EB00042746
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E23BDAC0-E894-4393-A595-BC48A67F023A
System control number
  • 2011893
  • (OCoLC)904820144
  • (OCoLC)ocn904820144
  • 2011893
Label
The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547524764
Publisher number
EB00042746
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E23BDAC0-E894-4393-A595-BC48A67F023A
System control number
  • 2011893
  • (OCoLC)904820144
  • (OCoLC)ocn904820144
  • 2011893

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