[The whole story of my immaterial life. Volume 2. 1829 – 1849. In Times of Revolution.]
Moments of bliss, moments of grief, moments of daily routine, moments that deserve to be lifted from the stream of time that is our life. Captured for eternity by a banker from Baden in times of turmoil and revolution.
Franz Simon Meyer (1799–1871) narrates the true story of his life over the course of more than half a century. In this stand-alone second volume he lets us partake in fabulous weddings, anxious births, tragic deaths, in the changeable fate of his bank, the scenery of the unstoppable force of technological progress, of political and social upheaval always looming in the background. In stirring passages he recounts the lot of his family during the Baden Revolution 1848/49 and the Prussian siege of his hometown Rastatt.
The chronicles of Franz Simon Meyer can be read like a historical novel. However, they are far beyond that: They are are a unique testimony of a life, of a man, of a century.
A book about time, about identity and the pursuit of happiness.
559 Seiten; Hardcover; Fadenheftung; 28 Abbildungen, 20 Illustrationen, 1 Karte; Orts-, Personen- und Firmenregister; Erscheinungsdatum: 9. Oktober 2017, Format: 16 x 22,5 cm
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