The King of Corsica

The King of Corsica

Michael Kleeberg / Feb 29, 2020
The King of Corsica A modern classic where history philosophy and eroticism collide in the grand tradition of the th century novel The son of an impoverished Westphalian aristocrat Theodor von Neuhoff is both seduct
  • Title: The King of Corsica
  • Author: Michael Kleeberg
  • ISBN: 9781590512562
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A modern classic where history, philosophy, and eroticism collide in the grand tradition of the 18th century novel.The son of an impoverished Westphalian aristocrat, Theodor von Neuhoff is both seductive and opportunistic Sent to Versailles to be a page to Princess Palatine, he distinguishes himself as a brilliant and fluent conversationalist with a taste for the ladies aA modern classic where history, philosophy, and eroticism collide in the grand tradition of the 18th century novel.The son of an impoverished Westphalian aristocrat, Theodor von Neuhoff is both seductive and opportunistic Sent to Versailles to be a page to Princess Palatine, he distinguishes himself as a brilliant and fluent conversationalist with a taste for the ladies and for political intrigue His missions take him to Holland, Mecklenburg, Venice, and Spain, where he discovers his true vocation as a double agent Convinced that politics is only a game, in 1736 he has himself proclaimed king by the Corsicans rebelling against Genovese hegemony As Theodor the First, he plans to transform his island into a prosperous kingdom Yet, he gravely overestimates his own abilities as a monarch and goes down in history as the man who was king for a summer, dying a pauper in London.In The King of Corsica, Michael Kleeberg an accomplished prose stylist draws the portrait of a historical figure caught between the excesses of the Baroque age and the Enlightenment, a master of illusion whose preoccupations are all too familiar to modern readers money, love, and fame.
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    1. In the eighteenth century, Theodor von Neuhoff was raised by his mother, Amalia, after the death of his father One of her friends helped him become join the court of Louis XIV in Versailles While not especially known for his spine and willpower, Theodor quickly became known for his conversational skills, his lovemaking and seductions after many childhood years of not fully, erm, grasping an understanding of his manhood and his interest in political intrigue This latter interest took him to diffe [...]


    2. Theodor von Neuhoff was evidently a fascinating historical 18th century European nobleman who managed to become the king of Corsica for a summer Yet German writer Michael Kleeberg, or his translator, manages to take away all of the man s life and replace it with tedious self absorption and boring detail to make the book a chore to read How sad The entry about Neuhoff was much interesting, and I was able to finish that in a couple of minutes.


    3. I tried I really did Boring Boring Boring I couldn t get past the first few chapters The writing was so dull I don t know if it is the writing or the translating but dull and boring Sorry


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