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Magnificent Rebels by Andrea Wulf
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Sep 13, 2022 | ISBN 9780525657118

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“The Jena Set was a late-18th century group of philosophers, artists, and thinkers so earthquakingly brilliant that we feel the tremors that their ideas set off under our feet today. I was delighted to make the acquaintance of these people, whose ideas I’ve grappled with for decades, in Andrea Wulf’s Magnificent Rebels. Andrea Wulf’s storytelling had me immediately in her thrall, as though I were watching unroll immediately before me all of the squabbles and love-affairs and intimate conversations of such greats as Goethe, Novalis, Hegel and the previously unknown-to-me but dazzling Caroline Böhmer, the vivid sun around which the whole Jena Set orbited. Nobody but Andrea Wulf, with her exquisite grasp of ideas and personalities, with her meticulous, sensitive, and acutely observed prose, could make the reader feel as if they were in the room with the great personalities of the age, bearing personal witness to their insights and their vanities and rages.”
—Lauren Groff, New York Times bestselling author of Matrix

Magnificent Rebels thrums with all the redhot frenzy, wild passion, and radical ideas of a free new world created out of poetry, sex, music, and romanticism! Wulf’s superb group biography of the German romantics is elegantly written, deeply researched, and totally gripping.” 
—Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author of The Romanovs

“Truly extraordinary … an intellectual history, group portrait, and elegy to Romanticism, which at points reads like a prizewinning novel. You feel you’re there in turn-of-the-19th-century Germany, experiencing the debates, disputations, and deep emotional interconnections between the most profound philosophers and greatest writers of the era as they grapple with the birth of the modern.”
Andrew Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of Napoleon: A Life

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