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Selden Edwards

Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history. Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history. Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards' dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero-one day finds himself wandering not in his hometown of San Francisco in 1988 but in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: Vienna, 1897. Before long, Wheeler acquires a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young woman, and encounters everyone from an eight-year-old Adolf Hitler to Mark Twain as well as the young members of his own family. Solving the riddle of Wheeler's dislocation in time will ultimately reveal nothing short of one eccentric family's unrivaled impact upon the course of human history. Edwards, author of The Lost Prince, brilliantly weaves romance, art, history, and culture in this unforgettable and dazzling debut novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Woodman

Length:

15h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:32


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:58


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:06


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:58


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

17:47


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

18:12


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

14:59


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

15:26


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

16:18


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

28:35


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

16:06


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

17:17


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

13:11


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

16:08


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

12:43


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

09:03


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:58


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

09:10


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

21:24


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:26


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

10:01


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

19:07


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

12:24


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

19:36


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

19:03


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

07:40


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

12:11


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

19:15


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

11:42


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

10:28


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

14:01


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

28:06


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

10:20


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

08:51


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

28:48


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

18:28


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

10:51


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

15:21


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

07:10


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

17:14


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

12:54


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

13:34


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

10:42


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

08:39


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

11:15


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

11:09


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

24:18


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

22:14


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

15:18


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

13:43


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

09:11


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

07:43


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

07:11


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

08:34


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

06:55


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

12:03


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

06:04


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

20:56


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

13:25


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

01:15