By Sybille Bedford
A Legacy is the story of 2 very diversified households, the Merzes and the Feldens. The Jewish Merzes are longstanding individuals of Berlin's haute bourgeoisie who count number a pal of Goethe between their distinct ancestors. no longer that this proud legacy ability a lot of whatever 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 now not wealthy, from Germany's Catholic south. After Julius von Felden marries Melanie Merz the fortunes of the 2 households might be unusually, certainly fatally, entwined.
Set in the course of the run-up to global struggle I, a time of weirdly mingled complacency and angst, A Legacy is desirable, magnificently humorous, and profound, an unforgettable picture of a doomed lifestyle.
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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 special ancestors. now not that this proud legacy ability a lot of whatever to them anymore. safe of their large city condominium, they dedicate themselves to little greater than having fun with their comforts and making sure their wealth.
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