The Radetzky March (Hardback)
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The Radetzky March (Hardback)

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The Radetzky March, named after Strauss's is a meditation on the Austro-Hungarian empire, written through the story of three generations of the Trotta family. The novel opens at the battle of Solferino, when the young Lieutenant Trotta saves the life of the Emperor and is ennobled. He owes the Empire everything, and his son also becomes a conscientious servant of the great multinational state even as it enters into its period of chaos, with competing nationalisms and ideologies tearing it apart. The final generation of Trottas cannot comprehend or survive the collapse of the empire, which no longer has any purchase on reality. Beginning at the moment when the Hasburg dominions began to crumble, and ending at the moment when the old Emperor's body is finally entombed in the vault of Capuchins in Vienna, the narrative arc of Roth's novel is perfectly judged. But his intelligent compassion and ironic sense of history give The Radetzky March its greatness.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862075139
Weight: 579 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Beware the March of Ideas”

We are so steeped, we moderns, in cynicism and in doubt, that when we find an author praising a vanished age and regretting its loss, we assume he is being satirical, or that he suffers from some grave personality... More

Hardback edition
21st March 2012
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“Beware the March of Ideas”

We are so steeped, we moderns, in cynicism and in doubt, that when we find an author praising a vanished age and regretting its loss, we assume he is being satirical, or that he suffers from some grave personality... More

Paperback edition
29th September 2012
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“Beautiful, elegant and sad”

The story of 3 generations of an Austro-Hungarian military family. One of those books where you know what's going to happen, but the amazing quality of the writing makes the jouyrney an absolute pleasure.

Paperback edition
15th June 2011
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