Marrying Mozart

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Penguin Books, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
75 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  - Marianna Moss - Goodreads

The book itself is interesting and easy to read. The subject -- Mozart -- will always be dear to my heart. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Stocker - Goodreads

I honestly didn't know what to expect from this book, but I finished it feeling cheated. Maybe more music? more romance? Better writing? It was enjoyable, but it's hard for me to recommend this book. (three stars for the subject and descriptive historical setting. call me a lenient critic) 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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