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The Resource The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica, Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager

The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica, Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager

Label
The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica
Title
The Bridgetower sonata
Title remainder
sonata mulattica
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this vividly imagined historical novel, acclaimed Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala has focused his laser-sharp wit on the life and times of George Bridgetower, a young violin prodigy, who, at the age of nine, took the courtly world of 18th century Europe by storm--and surprise, given the youth's unusual origins: for young George was of mixed- race parentage, known in the parlance of the day as a mulatto. Though his father Augustus was from Barbados and dark-skinned while his mother was a German handmaiden in the Viennese court, this young virtuoso, proclaimed as the "Black Mozart" was welcomed into the high society of Tout-Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, and later, after he and his opportunistic father fled to England, became a court favorite of the Prince of Wales where his fame spread widely across Europe where he eventually arrived in Vienna and became close friends with Ludwig Van Beethoven himself. Brimming with lively detail and dialogue and with cameo appearances from historical figures such as Alexandre Dumas, Camille Desmoulins, and Nicolas de Condorcet
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10945308
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.2.D6
LC item number
S6613 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Jager, Marjolijn
  • Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki
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True
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  • Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreen
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Violinists
  • Musicians, Black
  • Racially mixed people
  • Slavery
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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Sonata Mulattica
Label
The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica, Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Original French language edition © Actes Sud, 2017" -- verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First English language hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781943156887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1237826244
  • (OCoLC)1237826244
Label
The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica, Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Original French language edition © Actes Sud, 2017" -- verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First English language hardcover edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781943156887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1237826244
  • (OCoLC)1237826244

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