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A Nobel affair : the correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess

Author: Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Erika Rummel; Sofie Hess
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017.
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"Alfred Nobel made his name as an inventor and successful entrepreneur and left a legacy as a philanthropist and promoter of learning and social progress. The correspondence between Nobel and his Viennese mistress, Sofie Hess, shines a light on his private life and reveals a personality that differs significantly from his public image. The letters show him as a hypochondriac and workaholic and as a paranoid,  Read more...
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Nobel, Alfred Bernhard, 1833-1896.
Nobel affair.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017
(OCoLC)976416347
Named Person: Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Sofie Hess; Sofie Hess; Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Erika Rummel; Sofie Hess
ISBN: 9781487513924 1487513925 9781487513931 1487513933
OCLC Number: 987791384
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Nobel's Letters; Part 2: Hess's Letters; Appendix; Works Cited; Index.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Erika Rummel.

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