"A remarkable and unusual slice of history."
Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
"As lush, beguiling, and charming as an emperor's waltz"
"1888/1889 is my favorite year in the life of 'the imperial City,' and Frederic Morton's A Nervous Splendor is my favorite book about Vienna."
John Irving, author of The World According to Garp
Frederic Morton was born in Vienna. Author of The Rothschilds, which became a hit Broadway musical, Mr. Morton has also written several novels. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, Playboy, and Hudson Review, as well as in Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories and other anthologies. He lives in New York City.
A fascinating imaginary inside version of so many important historical figures, at a pivotal time for central Europe.Published 1 day ago by Forever Learning
excellent, great intertwining of history and historical figures that have had significant implications for our world today.Published 1 month ago by peter
Loved reading the history of Vienna and new information about some infamous characters of the time. Reading flowed, author creates the overall feeling with great descriptions of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MPH
Very informative about the period in history. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this after reading the accidental empress. I liked the author's style and wit while giving u the facts.Published 2 months ago by carol t
This history is fascinating but the writing tends toward purple prose.Published 2 months ago by Sanford E. Schimel
Frederic Morton is a writer, not an academy-trained historian. His Vienna book reads like a long essay, or a long article in a literary magazine. Very fine writing throughout. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brenda Teese
As to your column below:
It was history, - as such: well known events. So there was nothing unexpected.