By A. N. Wilson
Publish yr note: First released August sixteenth 2007
Winnie and Wolf is the tale of the outstanding dating among Winifred Wagner and Adolf Hitler that took place during the years among the 1st and moment global Wars, as visible in the course of the eyes of the secretary at Wahnfried, the Wagner residence in Bayreuth.
Winifred, an English woman, used to be pointed out in an orphanage and married on the age of eighteen to the son of Germany’s so much arguable genius. She is a passionate Germanophile, a Wagnerian dreamer and a Teutonic patriot. within the debacle of the post-Versailles international, the Wagner relatives hopes for the arrival of a Parsifal, a mystic idealist and redeemer. In 1923, they meet their Parsifal—a wild-eyed Viennese opera enthusiast named Adolf Hitler. He has already made a reputation for himself in a few sections of German society via rabble-rousing and street-corner speeches. it's Winifred, although, who actually believes in him. either have recognized the humiliation of poverty and a deep anger on the society that excluded them. either locate in one another an strange kinship that starts with a fondness for opera, and presently the 2 strike up an intimate friendship: she is Winnie, and he's Wolf.
In A. N. Wilson’s boldest and so much bold novel but, the area of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany is brilliantly recreated, and kinds the backdrop to this outstanding bond, which finally finds the amazing means of humans to mislead themselves.
Man Booker Prize Nominee for Longlist (2007)
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