The Lehman Trilogy

Stefano Massini (Author) Richard Dixon (Translator)
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Description

Magnificent in scope, internationally lauded, and transcendent, the novel in verse that inspired the sensational West End and Off-Broadway play of the same name. The Lehman Trilogy follows the epic rise and fall of three generations of that infamous family and through them tells the story of American ambition and hubris.

After leaving his native Bavaria, Henry Lehman arrives in America determined to make a better life. Sensing opportunity in the Deep South, he opens a textile shop in Alabama, laying the foundation for a dynasty that will come to dominate and define modern capitalism. Emanuel and his brother Mayer begin investing in anything and everything that will turn a profit, from cotton to coal to railroads to oil to airplanes--even at the expense of the very nation that forged them.

Spanning three generations and 150 years, The Lehman Trilogy is a moving epic that dares to tell the story of modern capitalism through the saga of the Lehman brothers and their descendants. Surprising and exciting, brilliant and inventive, Stefano Massini's masterpiece--like Hamilton--is a story of immigration, ambition, and success; it is the story of America itself from a daring and original perspective.

--Le Figaro Litt raire

Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Harpervia
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
Pages
720
Dimensions
6.4 X 2.0 X 8.8 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062940445

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About the Author

Stefano Massini received a degree in Ancient Literature from the University of Florence, before beginning his theatrical career in 2002. He is currently the Creative Consultant at Piccolo Teatro di Milano. He has directed and written numerous plays such as The Diary of Anne Frank and wrote the award-winning L'odore assordante del bianco. The Lehman Trilogy premiered on the West End in 2019 where it was nominated for five Oliver Awards. Massini lives in Milan, Italy.

Richard Dixon translated the last works of Umberto Eco, including his novels The Prague Cemetery and Numero Zero.