The Resource A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess, edited and translated by Erika Rummel

A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess, edited and translated by Erika Rummel

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A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
Title
A Nobel affair
Title remainder
the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Erika Rummel
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eng
Summary
"Alfred Nobel made his name as an inventor and successful entrepreneur and left a legacy as a philanthropist and promoter of learning and social progress. The correspondence between Nobel and his Viennese mistress, Sofie Hess, shines a light on his private life and reveals a personality that differs significantly from his public image. The letters show him as a hypochondriac and workaholic and as a paranoid, jealous, and patriarchal lover. Indeed, the relationship between the aging Alfred Nobel and the carefree, spendthrift Sofie Hess will strike readers as dysfunctional and worthy of Freudian analysis. Erika Rummel's masterful translation and annotations reveal the value of the letters as commentary on 19th century social mores: the concept of honour and reputation, the life of a "kept" woman, the prevalence of antisemitism, the importance of spas as health resorts and entertainment centres, the position of single mothers, and more generally the material culture of a rich bourgeois gentleman. A Nobel Affair is the first translation into English of the complete correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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N$T
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1833-1896
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Nobel, Alfred Bernhard
Index
no index present
LC call number
TP268.5 N7
LC item number
A4 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1942-
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  • Rummel, Erika
  • Hess, Sofie
  • JSTOR
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  • Nobel, Alfred Bernhard
  • Hess, Sofie
  • Hess, Sofie
  • Nobel, Alfred Bernhard
  • Chemical engineers
  • Chemical engineers
  • Sweden
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
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A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess, edited and translated by Erika Rummel
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Nobel's Letters; Part 2: Hess's Letters; Appendix; Works Cited; Index
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781487513924
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt1pxfrsc
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  • (OCoLC)987791384
  • (OCoLC)ocn987791384
Label
A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess, edited and translated by Erika Rummel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Nobel's Letters; Part 2: Hess's Letters; Appendix; Works Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487513924
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1pxfrsc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987791384
  • (OCoLC)ocn987791384

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