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By Night Under the Stone Bridge

(1952)
A novel by

 
 
Rudolf II, king of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, is paranoid, spendthrift, and wayward. In sixteenth-century Prague, seat of Christendom, he rules over an empty treasury and a court of parasites and schemers. Meanwhile in the ghetto, the Great Rabbi, mystic and seer, guides his people in the uneasy cohabitation of Jew and Christian, while the fabulously wealthy financier Mordechai Meisl has a hand in transactions across Europe and is reputed to be sustaining the treasury. His beautiful wife, Esther, forms a link of a different sort between the castle and the ghetto: by night under the stone bridge, she and the emperor entwine in their dreams under the guise of a white rosemary bush and a red rose. Only by severing the two plants can the Great Rabbi break the spell of forbidden love and deliver the city from the wrath of God. Perutz brings Old Prague to life with a cast of characters ranging from alchemists to the angel Asael, and including the likes of Johannes Kepler and the outlaw prince Wallenstein.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: By Night under the Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-55970-055-6 / 978-1-55970-055-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: By Night under the Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 0-00-271054-4 / 978-0-00-271054-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Harvill
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: By Night Under the Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-61145-841-2 / 978-1-61145-841-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Night Under The Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 1-84655-357-1 / 978-1-84655-357-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: By Night Under the Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
ISBN: 0-00-271096-X / 978-0-00-271096-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: By Night Under the Stone Bridge
Author(s): Leo Perutz
Publisher: Arcade
Availability: Amazon CA