The White Rose PDF ò The White MOBI :Ú

The White Rose PDF ò The White MOBI :Ú

The White Rose ❴BOOKS❵ ✭ The White Rose Author Jean Hanff Korelitz – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk At forty eight, Marian Kahn, a professor of history at Columbia, has reached a comfortable perch Married, wealthy, and the famed discoverer of that eighteenth century adventuress, Lady Charlotte Wilco At forty eight, Marian Kahn, a professor of history at Columbia, has The White MOBI :Ú reached a comfortable perch Married, wealthy, and the famed discoverer of that eighteenth century adventuress, Lady Charlotte Wilcox, she ought to be content Instead, she is horrified to find herself profoundly in love with twenty six year old Oliver, the son of her oldest friend When Marian s cousin, the snobbish Barton, announces his engagement to Sophie, a graduate student in Marian s department, Marian, Oliver and Sophie find their affairs woefully entangled, and their hearts turned in unfamiliar directions All three of them will learn that love may seldom be straightforward, but it s always a gift.


10 thoughts on “The White Rose

  1. Cynthia Paschen Cynthia Paschen says:

    So far this looks like a great February book for my book club That s the month we try to read something with lots of sex in it.Finished This, is an amazing book I went into it knowing that there were going to be a lot of layers here Nervous about the complexity, I read up on Der Rosenkavalier, an opera by Richard Strauss It is, I learned rather a feminist opera, written by a man Jean Hanff Korelitz masterfully utilizes the basic plot of the opera, and mostly the character names fro So far this looks like a great February book for my book club That s the month we try to read something with lots of sex in it.Finished This, is an amazing book I went into it knowing that there were going to be a lot of layers here Nervous about the complexity, I read up on Der Rosenkavalier, an opera by Richard Strauss It is, I learned rather a feminist opera, written by a man Jean Hanff Korelitz masterfully utilizes the basic plot of the opera, and mostly the character names from the opera Octavian becomes Oliver, but most of the names are pretty close.Another layer, which I especially loved, were the references to the White Rose and Sophie Scholl, my favorite teenage girl in history Sophie and her friends used the power of the press to very dangerously try to let the German people know just what evil shenanigans the Nazis were up to She ultimately paid with her life Our heroine, Sophie Klein, is named after Sophie Scholl, but does not feel worthy of the name.Marian Kahn, age 48, adds another layer to the book with her much loved tale of an 18th century adventuress, Charlotte Wilcox Early in the book, Marian is embroiled in an adulterous affair with Oliver, who is 26 and the son of her oldest friend See, I told you this was a complex story While Marian and Oliver are getting it on, Sophie becomes engaged to Marian s wretched cousin, Barton Ochstein In the Opera, he is Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau Sophie and Barton are a bad match in many ways.It takes a chance meeting, and much discussion of flowers and roses and some cross dressing for good measure, to make the story eventangled But Korelitz is a terrific tangler, and it all becomes untangled by the end, with a new plot twist related to roses saved for the final pages.This is a book to read slowly and pay close attention to The language and many of the sentiments are lovely page 13, Marian and Oliver Kissing him is her favorite thing Kissing him is a thing she can do for hours Oliver is a kisser of spectacular abilities, because he alone, she believes, of his gender has grasped the secret power of a kiss that does not necessarily lead to activitiesgenital In other words, he can kiss for the sake of kissing, and a woman need not fear kissing him if she is not prepared to have sex immediately afterward I love this passage where Sophia is being fitted for her wedding dress page 341 Hold up your arm a little bit, says Suki, one of the whippet thin women Vera Wang has hired in an effort to make her customers feel gargantuan Korelitz does a very nice job in introducing the tragic character of 11 year old Soriah Neal, who writes a fan letter to Marian page 111 Oddly enough, the first thing Marian thinks is, This girl understands the purpose of the apostropheThe second thing she thinks is, Why is an eleven year old reading my bookAnd then the last thing, before depression overwhelms her This is the saddest letter I have ever read A really terrific novel


  2. Laura Laura says:

    This is a tough one to rate At first I hated it then I loved it and couldn t put it down It was a good book group discussion book I will give this an extra star since it prompted me to sing leukemia in an opera voice at book group.


  3. Anita Anita says:

    I read Jean Hanff Korelitz s ADMISSION a couple of years ago and loved it of course, it was terrific but I have never read anything else by her I stumbled on THE WHITE ROSE and it is absolutely wonderful What a lyrical and beautifully written novel with a very clever plot and brilliant characters I enjoyed it so much and highly recommend it.


  4. False False says:

    Of all of her books that I ve read, and I guess I ve read them all now, I liked this one the least There are certain ways her characters seem to respond in her novels that I m not fond of, but I ll keep an open mind and she how she progresses.


  5. Katey Katey says:

    So this book was a mindless read You could see where it was going after a turn down the road though, and the ending seemed rushed to me Like the author had a page limit and wanted to make sure everything was tied up Meh.


  6. Morgan Morgan says:

    I was seduced by the modern retelling of an opera bit and ended up reading this slow novel about spoiled people The author constantly reminds you that the characters are rich and highly educated Even the subject of cancer is generally treated lightly Utter dud.


  7. Panda Panda says:

    Annoying schlock but too busy to go to library.


  8. Clara Clara says:

    Couldn t move past the generic dialog


  9. Anne Green Anne Green says:

    A fascinating premise for a novel basing it on the comic opera Der Rosenkavalier and updating it to a contemporary New York setting I loved this until about three quarters of the way in, when it all started to become a bit farcical perhaps because of the inherent problems in adapting the necessary melodrama of a 1911 highly implausible soap opera to the page I got the feeling the author started to lose her grip on the many plot threads in play and panicked a bit about how to tie them a A fascinating premise for a novel basing it on the comic opera Der Rosenkavalier and updating it to a contemporary New York setting I loved this until about three quarters of the way in, when it all started to become a bit farcical perhaps because of the inherent problems in adapting the necessary melodrama of a 1911 highly implausible soap opera to the page I got the feeling the author started to lose her grip on the many plot threads in play and panicked a bit about how to tie them all together into a satisfactory denouement She did, but to my mind it wasn t satisfactory in that the characters she d mostly developed really well up to that point degenerated somewhat into pawns that had to be rapidly manoeuvred into their final positions before she could cry checkmate There were also a couple of subplots that while intriguing in themselves i.e the disadvantaged girl the female protagonist decides to foster, the complexities of research around the bestseller historical novel she wrote unnecessarily complicated matters But overall an enjoyable read, and if you love flowers especially roses you ll be kept happy


  10. Morgan Morgan says:

    I actually really liked this book despite it not being a genre I would usually go for Korelitz has a way with prose and for getting inside the minds of her characters It is a novel that written by another author would be described as slow paced, but because of the intricacies in the relationships of the characters, it really didn t feel that way I thoroughly enjoyed this book.


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