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Celestial Harmonies: A Novel – Peter_Esterhazy
Condition : Good.
Flamingo, 2004, Hardback with removable protective plastic wrap – Historical Fiction – 846pp.
Celestial Harmonies is a national epic, which Esterhazy writes by reinventing the traditional form of the dynastic saga.
Princes, counts, commanders, diplomats, bishops, and patrons of the arts, revered, respected, and occasionally feared by their contemporaries, the Esterházy family was among the greatest and most powerful aristocrats in Hungarian history. Celestial Harmonies is the intricate chronicle of this remarkable family, a story spanning seven centuries of epic conquest, tragedy, triumph, and near annihilation.
Told by Péter Esterházy, a scion of this populous family, Celestial Harmonies unfolds in two parts, revealing two versions of the Esterházy story. The individual stories of these “fathers” — separated by centuries — are as complex as the history of Hungary itself. Dazzling in scope and profound in implication, Celestial Harmonies is fiction at its richest and most awe-inspiring.