This, the first volume in Hughes's trilogy "The Human Predicament", takes rich young Augustine to Bavaria on the eve of Hitler's ill-fated 1923 Munich putsch and ends with the departure into a convent of Augustine's romantic first love, the blind Mitzi.
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'Electrifying... Hughes has Tolstoy's vision and an imaginative reach of his own, combined with an informed, analytical intelligence; the result is historical fiction of rare integrity and distinction.' --Hilary MantelAbout the Author:
Richard Hughes (1900-1976) published his first novel, A High Wind in Jamaica, in 1926. It became a bestseller in England and America, won the Prix Femina in France, and has since established itself as a modern classic. Hughes's other books include In Hazard, The Fox in the Attic and The Wooden Shepherdess, the first two volumes of an unfinished trilogy, "The Human Predicament," about the rise of German Fascism and the onset of World War II.
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Book Description Harvill Press, 1994. brossura. Book Condition: nuovo. New. First paperback edition., Ill. bn: --, Ill. colori: --, Peso: 435 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 4631-D47