Marrying Mozart

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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
Stephanie Cowell's prose is breath taking. - Goodreads
Liked the subject,but not the writing. - Goodreads
The writing is good, and the dialog and characters fit. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barbarawp - Goodreads

This book seemed to capture the era and the music of the era. Such good portrayals of all the characters. Can't wait to read another book by this author. Confirmed my reading preferences of historical fiction....with a focus on the arts and music. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. I have read several historical fiction pieces about the life of Mozart and his wife Constanze, but this one was different. This focused more on the lives of Constanze and ... 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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