Beryl Bainbridge: Young Adolf (2543 words)

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Young Adolf was published in 1978 and was Beryl Bainbridge’s first and only historical novel until the 1990s. Many its characters are inspired by real people: besides the protagonist Adolf Hitler, there is his half-brother Alois, Alois’ English wife Bridget and their baby Pat. Some other names mentioned in the novel - mainly those of relatives of the future dictator, such as his brother Edwin or his half-sister Angela - are also those of real historical people. Other important but fictional characters are Meyer, the Jewish landlord and future friend of Adolf, Mary O’Leary, another tenant, Dr Kephalus, a somewhat mysterious doctor and friend of Meyer’s, Mr Dupont, a guest at the Adelphi Hotel, and the “…



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Hiltl, Markus. "Young Adolf". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 February 2007
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=8912, accessed 19 October 2017.]


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