Fanny Von Arnstein

by Hilde Spiel
Fanny Von Arnstein
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931030
  • Author(s): Hilde Spiel
  • Introduction by: Michael Z. Wise
  • Translated by: Christine Shuttleworth
  • Subject: Biography: literary
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 15-09-2013
  • Format: p/b

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Berlin-born Fanny von Arnstein married a financier to the Austro-Hungarian imperial court, and in 1798 her husband became the first unconverted Jew in Austria to be granted the title of baron. Soon Fanny hosted an ever more splendid salon which attracted the leading figures of her day, including Madame de Sta«l and Arthur Schopenhauer. Hilde Spiel's biography provides a vivid portrait of a brave and passionate woman, illuminating a central era in European cultural and social history.
About the book

Berlin-born Fanny von Arnstein married a financier to the Austro-Hungarian imperial court, and in 1798 her husband became the first unconverted Jew in Austria to be granted the title of baron. Soon Fanny hosted an ever more splendid salon which attracted the leading figures of her day, including Madame de Sta«l and Arthur Schopenhauer. Hilde Spiel's biography provides a vivid portrait of a brave and passionate woman, illuminating a central era in European cultural and social history.