The Blue Flower
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HarperCollins, 2013.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Penelope Fitzgerald., & Penelope Fitzgerald|AUTHOR. (2013). The Blue Flower . HarperCollins.

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Penelope Fitzgerald and Penelope Fitzgerald|AUTHOR. 2013. The Blue Flower. HarperCollins.

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Penelope Fitzgerald and Penelope Fitzgerald|AUTHOR. The Blue Flower HarperCollins, 2013.

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Penelope Fitzgerald, and Penelope Fitzgerald|AUTHOR. The Blue Flower HarperCollins, 2013.

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The Blue Flower is set in the age of Goethe among the small towns and great universities of 18th-century Germany. It tells the true story of Friedrich von Hardenberg, a passionate, impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the romantic poet Novalis. Fritz seeks his father's permission to wed his "heart's heart," his "spirit's guide"??-??a plain, simple child named Sophievon Kühn. It is an attachment that shocks his family and friends. Their brilliant young Fritz, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard? How can this be?



Their rationality of love, the transfiguration of the commonplace, the clarity of purpose that comes with knowing one's own fate??-?? these are the themes of this beguiling novel, themes treated with a mix of wit, grace, and mischievous humor.



"An extraordinary imagining . . . an original masterpiece."??-??Financial Times



"An astonishing book...Fitzgerald's greatest triumph."??-??New York Times Book Review
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