BEFORE DAWN by Juliana von Stookhausen


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This is pleasant but unimportant, and it seems already dated, dealing with the decaying Austrian aristocracy, near Vienna, and the reluctance to accept the first steps towards National Socialism. A story of a crisis that comes with the marriage of Carlo, sober-going gentleman farmer, and unworldly Marie Antonie, who fights against his way of life and thought. There's a nostalgic aura to the description of traditional lares and penates, and the conventional arguments of the well-born are posed against the new ways of thought.

Pub Date: Jan. 25th, 1938
Publisher: Dutton