New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Age of Wonders

The Age of Wonders

(1981)
A novel by

 
 
The secure world of a well-established and apparently perfectly assimilated Jewish writer living in an Austrian town before World War II, disintegrates under the force of political and social realities that daily sanctify the old and endemic Austrian anti-Semitism. We learn what we learn through Bruno, the thirteen-year-old son of the family, whose spare and uninflected account discloses the slow onset of disaster. His father, a successful Austrian intellectual, refuses the implications of what s happening and embraces the humiliating routines of Jewish self-hatred. To the vicious attacks on his writing and character, he adds his own voice until, with nothing left not faith, not family, not dignity he disappears. Thirty years later, the war long over, Bruno, at a low point in a childless marriage, responds to ambiguously positive inquiries about his father s work, and travels from his home in Jerusalem to the Austrian town of his childhood. What he encounters in that town, now clean of Jews, enables him to face his own profound losses, and, in some measure, redeem the sins of his father.

    

Used availability for Aharon Appelfeld's The Age of Wonders

Hardback Editions

September 1987 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Age of Wonders
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-297-79155-9 / 978-0-297-79155-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: Age of Wonders
Author(s): Aron Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-906293-25-1 / 978-0-906293-25-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Imprint unknown
Availability: Amazon   


November 1981 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Age of Wonders
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-87923-402-4 / 978-0-87923-402-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 1990 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Age of Wonders
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-87923-798-8 / 978-0-87923-798-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 1982 : USA Paperback

Title: The Age of Wonders
Author(s): Aharon Appelfeld
ISBN: 0-671-45858-2 / 978-0-671-45858-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA