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The Little Book - Selden Edwards
The Little Book
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An irresistible triumph of the imagination more than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a breathtaking love story that spans generations, ranging from fin de sià cle Vienna through the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.The Little Book is the extraordinary tale of Wheeler... show more
An irresistible triumph of the imagination more than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a breathtaking love story that spans generations, ranging from fin de sià cle Vienna through the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.The Little Book is the extraordinary tale of Wheeler Burden, California-exiled heir of the famous Boston banking Burdens, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover of women, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero. In 1988 he is forty-seven, living in San Francisco. Suddenly he is—still his modern self—wandering in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: fin de sià cle Vienna. It is 1897, precisely ninety-one years before his last memory and a half-century before his birth.It's not long before Wheeler has acquired appropriate clothes, money, lodging, a group of young Viennese intellectuals as friends, a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young American woman...
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780143143512 (0143143514)
Publisher: Penguin
Minutes: 12
Edition language: English
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perhapsican
perhapsican rated it
If you enjoy stylized "twists and turns," obvious cliff hangers and predictability in a book, this is for you.Promise of a nice writing style (abundance of detail, setting, etcetera) but Edwards falls flat in fulfilling his story's potential. Features such a blatant story line that I had to force my...
tien
tien rated it
4.0 The Little Book
Wow... I was sucked right into the early 1900s Vienna - wonderful wonderful descriptions mixed with such complex relationships; loops within loops, twist after twist...Wheeler Burden came into consciousness and found himself in Vienna in 1897. As to how he came to Vienna in the first place, he does...
cindywho
cindywho rated it
2.0 The Little Book
I was surprised I kept going on this one. Wheeler is quite a guy - Ivy League baseball star, rock and roll star, famous writer. Somehow he gets transported to late 1800s Vienna in order to meet his father and Freud and his grandmother and no, he's not his own grandpa, though he does get to meet "t...
Mark Books
Mark Books rated it
2.0 The Little Book
I'm not sure I even have it in me to review this one. It seemed promising at first, but perhaps that was partially wrapped up in Pam's recommendation - she loved it. Me, not so much.
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 The Little Book
Imagine walking down the street in 1988 San Francisco, seemingly lifting your foot to take a step … and when you put that foot down you have been transported to 1897 Vienna. This is exactly what happens to Stan “Wheeler” Burden. While in Vienna he has encounters with the current mayor and just-sti...
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