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by Kate Phillips,Eva Ibbotson,Anna Gmeyner
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Kate Phillips,Eva Ibbotson,Anna Gmeyner
  • ISBN:
    1903155290
  • ISBN13:
    978-1903155295
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  • Publisher:
    Persephone Books Ltd (March 22, 2003)
  • Pages:
    552 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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    4.2
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Anna Gmeyner (Author), Eva Ibbotson (Preface), Kate Phillips (Translator) & 0 more.

Anna Gmeyner (Author), Eva Ibbotson (Preface), Kate Phillips (Translator) & 0 more. They probably feel that about all their books, but it seemed to me particularly scandalous that MANJA has been forgotten, since it genuinely told me as much, if not more, about the origins of Germany's twentieth-century tragedy than most other history books. Nor can I think of a novel quite like it. It starts with the amazing conception scenes of five children who later become friends, and then shows how they are torn apart by their parents' different political persuasions.

Eva Ibbotson Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva.

Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion.

by Anna Gmeyner (Author), Eva Ibbotson (Preface), Kate Phillips (Translator) & 0 more.

Translated by kate phillips preface by eva ibbotson 552pp ISBN 9781903155295. Written in London by a young Austrian playwright in exile, Manja opens, radically, with five conception scenes one night in 1920. A street in Frankenthal, Germany in 1933, newly renamed Adolf Hitler Strasse. Set in the turbulent Germany of the Weimar Republic, it goes on, equally dramatically, to describe the lives of the children and their families until 1933 when the Nazis came to power.

Anna Gmeyner, Kate Phillips (Translator). Anna Gmeyner's 1938 novel Manja is a lesser-known example of the MPDG genre, and it really goes for broke.

By (author) Anna Gmeyner, Translated by Kate Phillips, Preface by Eva Ibbotson. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

'Foreword', Eva Ibbotson, Manja, Anna Gmeyner, (Persephone Books, 2003) ISBN 978-1-903155-29-5.

Anna Gmeyner was born to liberal Jewish parents in Vienna, where her father Rudolf Gmeyner was a lawyer. She grew up in a sophisticated and intellectual household, and her parents counted Sigmund Freud among their friends. Having studied in Vienna from 1920, Gmeyner moved to Berlin in 1925. 'Foreword', Eva Ibbotson, Manja, Anna Gmeyner, (Persephone Books, 2003) ISBN 978-1-903155-29-5.

She had come as a refugee to London in 1935. The novel with its somewhat controversial beginning was well received at the time it first appeared written under a pseudonym.

Place of Publication. General & Literary Fiction. Persephone Books Ltd. Date of Publication. Country of Publication. Translated by. Kate Phillips. All listings for this product.