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Morton, Frederic

Works: 298 works in 729 publications in 11 languages and 9,186 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Cookbooks  Pictorial works  Ragtime music  Psychological fiction  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Contributor, Composer, Actor, Singer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: HG1552.R8, 923.34
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frederic Morton
The Rothschilds : a family portrait by Frederic Morton( Book )

78 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait, over the past 150 years, of the wealthy, powerful European banking dynasty, the Rothschilds, their family solidarity, their genius with money, their rise in society
A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889 by Frederic Morton( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive account of the political and social life of Vienna in 1888 and 1889, and examines important historical figures of the time including the turbulent and frustrating life of Crown Prince Rudolf and intellectuals such as Sigmund Freud, Gustov Mahler, and playwright Arthur Schnitzler
Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914 by Frederic Morton( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Vienna in the two years before World War I
The forever street by Frederic Morton( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berek, a young penniless Jew of eighteen is struggling to make a home of Turk Place, a desolate street that, in 1873 Vienna, was little more than a Gypsy encampment. But Berek believes fiercely in his own power to forge miracles. Taking the caretaker's daughter as his bride, Berek is confident he can thrive on faith. When a mysterious piece of stone comes into his possession, he and his wife believe their prayers have been answered; the stone may be a holy fragment of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall. This relic, no larger than a brick, proves to transfigure the couple's lives. They make Turk Place their home and three generations of Turk Place residents share the legacy of the Brick. For six decades, the family perseveres in the face of tumultuous events -- World War I, the shattering of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Great Depression. But Hitler's "final solution" forces them to make an impossible choice: flee the Nazis or remain and perish
Chocolate : an illustrated history by Marcia Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the growing of the cocoa beans, the steps in the manufacturing process, the founding and development of the Hershey Company, and the making of chocolate candies
The Schatten affair by Frederic Morton( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Jewish publicity man plans to exploit aged Prince Schatten at the opening of a West Berlin luxury hotel, but instead meets a beautiful girl with former Nazi connections
An unknown woman : a new novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow gods: a novel by Frederic Morton( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosstown sabbath : a street journey through history by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rothschilds : portrait of a dynasty by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The witching ship by Frederic Morton( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asphalt and desire by Frederic Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in English and German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness below by Frederic Morton( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1951 in English and German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna's Ringstrasse : the book by Nora Schoeller( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse, this illustrated volume brings to life the "Ringstrasse Society," depicting architects and artists involved with the fascinating ensembles of buildings, everyday life, banks and houses. Current photographs capture the still-visible wealth of this architectural legacy" --
The Hound by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Rothschilds ein Portrait der Dynastie by Frederic Morton( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real ragtime : disc recordings from its heyday( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Registrum honoris de Morton; a series of ancient charters of the earldom of Morton, with other original papers by Frederic Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Runaway waltz by Frederic Morton( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique pursuit of the American dream. Like many Austrian boys in 1936, the author idolizes Fritz Austerlitz, the Austrian American who went to Hollywood and emerged as Fred Astaire. When his family is forced to flee Vienna, Fritz Mandelbaum becomes Fred Morton and immigrates to New York City. Though he does not learn English until he is sixteen years old, Morton nonetheless goes on to succeed as a writer. The author sets out ten scenes from his pilgrim life and his remarkable road to success: from watching a poorly dubbed Astaire in Vienna to delivering apricot tarts as a baker's assistant in New York; from Salt Lake City where as a young English instructor he met Vladimir Nabokov to a Christmas spent with the Rothschilds at ChAteau Mouton. Runaway Waltz is a soulful, beautifully written portrait of one man's extraordinary quest for fulfillment and enduring transformation
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A nervous splendor : Vienna, 1888/1889
Alternative Names
Frederic Morton American writer, Austrian Jewish refugee

Frederic Morton Amerikaans auteur

Frederic Morton écrivain américain

Mandelbaum, Fritz.

Mandelbaum, Fritz, 1924-

Mandelbaum, Fritz 1924-2015

Morton F. 1925-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-

Morton, Frédéric 1924-2015

Morton, Frederick

Φρέντερικ Μόρτον

מנדלבאום, פריץ, 1924-2015

모턴, 프레더릭 1925-


モートン, フレデリック

モートン, フレデリック 1925-

English (204)

German (39)

French (9)

Swedish (2)

Polish (2)

Russian (2)

Turkish (1)

Japanese (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Thunder at twilight : Vienna 1913/1914The forever streetThe Rothschilds : portrait of a dynastyRunaway waltz