Marrying Mozart

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Penguin Publishing Group, 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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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

I know I liked it and I know I read it in 2007. It wa a nice and interesting read but I cannot really review this book because it has been too long ago to be specific. Read full review

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User Review  - tsisler - LibraryThing

This book centers around Mozart and the Weber sisters (who inspired many of Mozart's female characters and one of whom he ultimately married).It is a light-read, especially for historical fiction, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Stephanie Cowell is the author of Nicholas Cooke: Actor, Soldier, Physician, Priest; The Physician of London (American Book Award 1996), and The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare. She is also the author of Marrying Mozart, which was translated into seven languages and has been optioned for a movie. Visit her at and

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