The King of Corsica


Original Title: Der König von Korsika

Hardcover with jacket, 380 pages, 12.5 x 20.5 cm, 4.9 x 8.1 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-05448-7
€ 19.90 [D] | € 20.50 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: August 20, 2001
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Rights sold to: USA / UK (Other Press), France (Flammarion)

Michael  Kleeberg - The King of Corsica


"Michael Kleeberg tells stories which are unforgettable, which accompany one through life"

Theodor Neuhoff is a secret agent, a lover, a fraudulent alchemist and an imperial ambassador who allows himself to be carried along by the waves of fortune throughout Europe; he is a brilliant, fluent conversatio-nalist and knows how to dazzle his audiences.

In the end, however, he falls victim to his over-estimation of his own abilities. His fate is signed when, convinced that politics is only a game, he has himself proclaimed king by Corsican rebels in 1736. He goes down in history as the man who was king for a summer and finally dies, a pauper, in England.

After the great success of his novel "A Garden in the North" Michael Kleeberg here draws the portrait of an historical figure,Theodor Neuhoff, a man who lived in changing times and whose aims were so like those of today: money, love and fame.


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