By Sybille Bedford
A Legacy is the story of 2 very diverse households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding individuals of Berlin’s haute bourgeoisie who count number a chum of Goethe between their exceptional ancestors. no longer that this proud legacy capacity a lot of something to them anymore. safe of their large city apartment, they dedicate themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth. The Feldens are landed aristocracy, well to do yet no longer wealthy, from Germany’s Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households could be unusually, certainly fatally, entwined.
Set in the course of the run-up to international conflict I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is attractive, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable snapshot of a doomed approach of life.
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A Legacy (New York Review Books Classics) by Sybille Bedford