MATHILDE by Leonhard Frank

MATHILDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Saga length woman's story, of the adjustments Mathilde made from her childhood world of fairy tales, as she grew up in a small Swiss village, to the problem of the war years, and readjustment problems. At 17 she married a doctor. She had clothed her love in romantic dreams- seeing herself carried away on a white charger, sharing his mission to save mankind. But he turns out to be a practical, unimaginative man, and when he beats her Mathilde retur to her mother. Bank into her life comes Weston, an Englishman, who loves her -- marries her- and goes to fight for five years. Eventually, the war behind them, they face nation- and eventual resolution. Rentale, largely.

Pub Date: Feb. 16th, 1947
Publisher: Simon & Schuster