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The Radetzky March - Joseph Roth, Michael Hoffman
The Radetzky March
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"The Radetzky March" charts the history of the Trotta family through three generations spanning the rise and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through the Battle of Solferino to the entombment of the last Hapsburg emperor, Roth's intelligent compassion illuminates the crumbling of a way of life.
"The Radetzky March" charts the history of the Trotta family through three generations spanning the rise and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Through the Battle of Solferino to the entombment of the last Hapsburg emperor, Roth's intelligent compassion illuminates the crumbling of a way of life.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781862076051 (1862076057)
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Von Trotta Family (#1)
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Sushicat
Sushicat rated it
3.5 The End of an Era
The story of the Trotta family is a stand-in for the end of the Habsburg monarchy. As a lieutenant in the army the grandfather saves the emperor's life in the battle of Solferino and is raised from a commoner's situation to a barony. His son would like to enter the army, but is forbidden by his fath...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Re-visit via radio:BBC BLURB: Dramatised by Gregory EvansA dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel.Piano and Trumpet played by Peter RingroseDirected by Marc Beeby***************************Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most reada...
AC
AC rated it
4.5 stars - a fine book, often moving, albeit sometimes to the point of melodrama - flashes of modernist brilliance, but at times quite conventional -- occasionally one can sense Roth is striving for effect, sometimes achieving it brilliantly, sometimes... not quite... an important treatment of the ...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
4.0
Rating: 4* of five The Book Report: The book description from Amazon is unusually cryptic. It says:“The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest ...
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it
“That was how things were back then. Anything that grew took its time growing, and anything that perished took a long time to be forgotten. But everything that had once existed left its traces, and people lived on memories just as they now live on the ability to forget quickly and emphatically.” The...
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