Title: The Assassination of Mozart
Author: David Weiss
Description: First edition (1971 on title page and no other printings indicated). Clean and square. Dust jacket has a line of discoloration that runs near to and parallel to its bottom edge (the rear panel also has similar running vertical up the middle) and shows slight edge wear with tiny chips at the head and tail of the spine, and a few small closed tears that have been repaired with archival mending tissue. Not price clipped (8.95).
"Into the picture David Weiss brings Jason Otis, a young American musician and composer, who with his bride Deborah, decides to invstigate the circumstances of Mozart's death and funeral. Armed with a commission for Beethoven, they set forth from Boston in 1823. The search takes them to New York, to London, Salzburg and the forbidding police state of Vienna. It involves Beethoven and Schubert, the Emporer, Prince Metternich, the women in Mozart's life, and Salieri- the imperial Kapellmeister, and the composer's bitterest enemy. It lays bare a world that is pitiless, corrupt, and devastating - and against it the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, struggling between the sacred and profane."
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Good+
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Place: New York
Pages: 380 pages.
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