The Mortal Storm

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Northwestern University Press, 1998 - Fiction - 357 pages
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A highly acclaimed anti-fascist novel, The Mortal Storm was Phyllis Bottome's dramatic warning against the warmongering, antisemitism, and misogyny of the Nazis. The story pits the developing political and feminist consciousness of Freya Roth against the Nazi machine that will destroy the fabric of her family and nation. In its combination of adventure and love story, political analysis and history, The Mortal Storm remains a powerful reminder of the greatest crisis of the twentieth century, as well as a riveting personal saga.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
25
Section 5
31
Section 6
40
Section 7
51
Section 8
63
Section 21
182
Section 22
192
Section 23
202
Section 24
215
Section 25
223
Section 26
231
Section 27
241
Section 28
248

Section 9
77
Section 10
85
Section 11
95
Section 12
101
Section 13
110
Section 14
119
Section 15
131
Section 16
141
Section 17
150
Section 18
160
Section 19
169
Section 20
177
Section 29
256
Section 30
265
Section 31
273
Section 32
288
Section 33
296
Section 34
306
Section 35
318
Section 36
326
Section 37
332
Section 38
339
Section 39
349
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About the author (1998)

Phyllis Forbes Dennis (31 May 1884 – 22 August 1963) was a British novelist and short story writer who wrote under her birth name, Phyllis Bottome ( /bəˈtoʊm/ bə-TOHM). She was born in Rochester, Kent to an American clergyman, Rev. William MacDonald Bottome and Mary (Leatham) Bottome. In 1917, in Paris, she married Alban Ernan Forbes Dennis, a British diplomat working firstly in Marseilles and then in Vienna as Passport Control Officer, a cover for his real role as MI6 Head of Station with responsibility for Austria, Hungary and Yugoslavia. Her marriage to Forbes Dennis was to be a long and triumphant partnership. Forbes Dennis died in July 1972 in Brighton. Bottome studied Individual psychology under Alfred Adler while in Vienna. This would become useful in her work both as a teacher and a writer. In 1924 she and her husband started a school in Kitzbühel in Austria.

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