Marrying Mozart

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Penguin Books, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
184 Reviews

Amadeus meets Little Women in this irresistibly delightful historical novel by award-winning author Stephanie Cowell. The year is 1777 and the four Weber sisters, daughters of a musical family, share a crowded, artistic life in a ramshackle house. While their father scrapes by as a music copyist and their mother secretly draws up a list of prospective suitors in the kitchen, the sisters struggle with their futures, both marital and musical—until twenty-one-year-old Wolfgang Mozart walks into their lives. Bringing eighteenth-century Europe to life with unforgiving winters, yawning princes, scheming parents, and the enduring passions of young talent, Stephanie Cowell's richly textured tale captures a remarkable historical figure—and the four young women who engage his passion, his music, and his heart.

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I appreciated the intro. - Goodreads
Interesting story, but very clumsy writing. - Goodreads
The book itself is interesting and easy to read. - Goodreads
Stephanie Cowell's prose is breath taking. - Goodreads
Liked the subject,but not the writing. - Goodreads
Cowell certainly did her research. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Madeline Benoit - Goodreads

Great little diddy about the romances and loves of Mozart. I'm a sucker for a little bit of history and romance. Very enjoyable. Read full review

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User Review  - Heather Barrett - Goodreads

A good little historical novel about the development of Mozart's relationship with the Weber family, his final romance and marriage to one of the Weber sisters and a glimpse of life in those times ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Stephanie Cowell is the critically acclaimed author of the historical novels "Nicholas Cooke, The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare," and "The Physician of London" (winner of a 1996 American Book Award). Trained as a lyric coloratura soprano, she lives with her husband in New York City.

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