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The Resource The tobacconist, Robert Seethaler ; translated by Charlotte Collins

The tobacconist, Robert Seethaler ; translated by Charlotte Collins

Label
The tobacconist
Title
The tobacconist
Statement of responsibility
Robert Seethaler ; translated by Charlotte Collins
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
'Set at a time of lengthening shadows, this is a novel about the sparks that illuminate the dark: of wisdom, compassion, defiance and courage. It is wry, piercing and also, fittingly, radiant.' Daily Mail. When seventeen-year-old Franz exchanges his home in the idyllic beauty of the Austrian lake district for the bustle of Vienna, his homesickness quickly dissolves amidst the thrum of the city. In his role as apprentice to the elderly tobacconist Otto Trsnyek, he will soon be supplying the great and good of Vienna with their newspapers and cigarettes. Among the regulars is a Professor Freud, whose predilection for cigars and occasional willingness to dispense romantic advice will forge a bond between him and young Franz. It is 1937. In a matter of months Germany will annex Austria and the storm that has been threatening to engulf the little tobacconist will descend, leaving the lives of Franz, Otto and Professor Freud irredeemably changed. In the tradition of novels such as Fred Uhlman's classic Reunion, Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room, The Tobacconist tells a deeply moving story of ordinary lives profoundly affected by the Third Reich
Cataloging source
NLE
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1966-
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Seethaler, Robert
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
novels
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1967-
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Collins, Charlotte
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vienna (Austria)
Target audience
adult
Label
The tobacconist, Robert Seethaler ; translated by Charlotte Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058883384
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781509806614
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)960964327
Label
The tobacconist, Robert Seethaler ; translated by Charlotte Collins
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058883384
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781509806614
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)960964327

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