By Night Under the Stone Bridge

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Arcade Pub., 1990 - Fiction - 198 pages
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Sixteenth-century Prague provides the setting for the story of the forbidden love between emperor Rudolf II and Esther, the wife of an influential financier, and of the efforts of the city's Great Rabbi to right a situation angering God

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One night in 1598, Emperor Rudolf II awakes with a shriek. At the same time, in the Jewish ghetto of Prague, Esther, wife of Meisl, dies in her sleep. These three characters become further intertwined ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Leo Perutz is the author of eleven novels that attracted the admiration of such writers as Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, Italo Calvino, and Jorge Luis Borges. He was born in Prague in 1882 and lived in Vienna until the Nazi Anschluss, when he fled to Palestine. He returned to Austria in the fifties and died in 1957.

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