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Ecstasy : a novel / Mary Sharratt.

Ecstasy : a novel / Mary Sharratt.
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ISBN 9780544800892 (hardback)
Author Sharratt, Mary, 1964- author.
Title Ecstasy : a novel / Mary Sharratt.
Publisher/Date Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Pagination etc. xi, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Note "In the glittering hotbed of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vienna, one woman's life would define and defy an era ... Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as "one of the very few magical women that exist." But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees? In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt finally gives one of the most controversial and complex women of her time the center stage. Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind, young, beautiful Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A brand-new era of possibility for women is dawning and she is determined to make the most of it. But Alma loses her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, nearly twenty years her senior. He demands that she give up her music as a condition for their marriage. Torn by her love and in awe of his genius, how will she remain true to herself and her artistic passion? Part cautionary tale, part triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy reveals the true Alma Mahler: composer, author, daughter, sister, mother, wife, lover, and muse."--
Subject - Name Mahler, Alma, -- 1879-1964 -- Fiction
Mahler, Gustav, -- 1860-1911 -- Fiction
Subject Composers' spouses -- Fiction
Composers -- Fiction
Vienna (Austria) -- Fiction
Vienna (Austria) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Shelf Location F SHAR
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