By Sybille Bedford
At the marriage of Julius von Felden and Melanie Merz, the fortunes of 2 households are a bit of fatally entwined. In A Legacy, Sybille Bedford depicts their greatly assorted worlds - the rich bourgeois lifetime of the Merzes in Berlin and the aristocratic eccentricity of the von Felden dynasty in rural Baden. Portrayed with beautiful wit and acute commentary, their own upheavals and tragedies are set opposed to the menacing backdrop of a newly unified Germany mixed with Prussian militarism within the a long time ahead of the 1st international conflict. contains an creation by way of the writer.
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