The Little Book (Paperback)

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    Selden Edwards began writing The Little Book as a young English teacher in 1974, and continued to layer and refine the manuscript until its completion in 2007. He most recently authored The Lost Prince. He spent his career as headmaster at several independent schools across the country, and for over forty years has been secretary of his class at Princeton, where he also played basketball. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
    Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history.

    Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel.

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    ISBN 9780452295513
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 405
    Publisher Date 2009-05-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Plume
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Edwards, Selden
    Country of Origin United States

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      If you like time travel books (Time after Time, Time Traveler's Wife) you'll love this one, too. It's a different twist on the concept and well written, with good characters to keep you engaged.

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