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Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment

Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment

by Hilde Spiel, translated by Christine Shuttleworth

Berlin-born Fanny von Arnstein married a financier to the Austro-Hungarian imperial court, and in 1798 her husband became the first unconverted Jew in Austria to be granted the title of baron. Soon Fanny hosted an ever more splendid salon which attracted the leading figures of her day, including Madame de Staël and Arthur Schopenhauer. Hilde Spiel's biography provides a vivid portrait of a brave and passionate woman, illuminating a central era in European cultural and social history.

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371 pages
New Vessel Press
ISBN 9781939931030

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