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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Isherwood Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Originally published in 1945, Prater Violet is a stingingly satirical novel about the film industry.

Isherwood’s story centers on the production of the vacuous fictional melodrama Prater Violet, set in nineteenth-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the 1930s. The novel features the vivid portraits of imperious, passionate, and witty Austrian director Friedrich Bergmann and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter: the fictionalized Christopher Isherwood.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meg | 3/23/2013

    " There's something brilliant in a quick read that can cut out all the bullshit and nail the point so clearly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Spano | 2/20/2013

    " This is a perfect little book. One of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff | 12/14/2012

    " Before the The Player or The Stunt Man there was Prater Violet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave | 11/7/2012

    " Easy to read, enjoyable set-piece in an era of horror, where the narrator and his contemporaries appreciate or reject a refugee from Nazi-ism without ever understanding his anguish for his family left behind. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1902–1986) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books including A Single Man, which was adapted into a film of the same name in 2009, and a series of short stories that inspired the musical Cabaret. In 2010 his autobiography, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted into a television film by the BBC.