Freedom of Emma Herwegh

Kurbjuweit, Dirk


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A gripping novel based on the life of the 19th-century revolutionary Emma Herwegh

As the daughter of a well-regarded family, Emma Siegmund causes a scandal by marrying the revolutionary poet Georg Herwegh. Committed to the socialist cause, she becomes the only woman to join the armed troops that bring the revolution from France to Germany in 1848. But when Georg falls madly in love with Natalie, the wife of his comrade Alexander Herzen, Emma finds her ideals challenged, setting off a private battle of fidelity and betrayal.

In this compelling, intimate novel, Dirk Kurbjuweit tells the story of a woman who does not bow to the prejudices of her time. In doing so, he shows us just how relevant her struggles are to contemporary life-in her contradictions, her ambitions, and her quest for freedom and happiness.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Imprint: Text Aust
Publication date: 28/11/2023

ISBN: 9781922268716 Categories: ,