Title Profile & Character Information

The Blue Flower

Annotation
In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father's permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named Sophie. The attachment shocks his family and friends. This brilliant young man, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can it be? A literary sensation and a bestseller in England and the United States, The Blue Flower was one of eleven books- and the only paperback- chosen as an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review. The 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award Winner in Fiction.


Awards
1997  National Book Critics Circle Awards

Characters
NameHardenberg, Friedrich Leopold von, aka Novalis
GenderMale
OccupationPoet
TraitGerman

NameKuhn, Sophie von
GenderFemale
TraitGerman

GenreBiographical
Literary
Historical
Love story
Fiction
TopicsFamily relationships
Ill-fated love
SettingSaxony, Germany