The Emperor's Tomb

The Emperor's Tomb Review

A continuation of the saga of the von Trotta family from The Radetzky March, The Emperor's Tomb is a powerful and moving look at a decaying society, its journey through War and its devastating aftermath, and the story of the erosion of one man's desp...

Title:The Emperor's Tomb
Edition Language:English

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  • Louise

    Joseph Roth shows everyday life in the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the brink of war, at war and in its aftermath through the life of Franz Ferdinand Trotta. FFT’s grandfather was a brother to the fam...

  • Edward

    This novel about World War I destroying a Austrian family and a way of life reminded me of another book I read last year about the same topic, THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES. The difference is that HARE, no...

  • Bevan

    This is apparently the last book Joseph Roth wrote and saw in print. In some ways it is a pale reflection of The Radetzky March, Roth's greatest novel. The Granta edition, with the translation by the ...

  • Steve

    The 1938 continuation of the von Trotta family saga (different branch) started in his better, and better known, 1932 "Radetzky March". For a 125 pp book, rather dense. Slow going through the first 50 ...

  • Anna Chiara

    At the beginning I was really intrigued by the title of this book, believing it was a thriller. Wrong. It is actually a mixture of genres, combined with a soft and elegant narrative style. Personally,...

  • Michael Jantz

    This book surprised me, as I'm not typically interested in World War I history or politics. The narrative, however, is incredible.The narrator, Von Trotta, has a very apt perspective on Austro-Hungari...

  • Tuck

    for the roth completest a superb companion to radetzki march The Radetzky March, for a neophyte maybe a mild post-empire war novel. back with the trotta family and their struggles with ennui in 1920's...

  • Mr.

    Joseph Roth's `The Emperor's Tomb' is a curious work of nostalgia about the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the reconstruction of modern Austria through the eyes of a single individual. Un...

  • Cooper Renner

    Fourth reading (for book group): September 2017: what a superb piece of writing. Finished September 23. I need to reread Radetzky March before saying for sure, but this one seems to me to be the peak ...

  • Steve Middendorf

    Follow-on to the Radetzky March. Here's a quote. I think he's talking about conservatives vs. liberals:"I believe my observations have always led me to find that the so-called realist moves about the ...