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Sun City resident publishes novella

Posted 2/21/24

Local author Dr. Jeanne Maxant Blanchet, of Sun City, has published her 17 book, a novella on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven titled “Immortal Beloved.”

Music has long been one of …

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Sun City resident publishes novella

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Local author Dr. Jeanne Maxant Blanchet, of Sun City, has published her 17 book, a novella on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven titled “Immortal Beloved.”

Music has long been one of Blanchet’s passions and this latest work of biographical fiction took two years to research.

On July 7, 1812 in Teplitz, Austria, Ludwig van Beethoven penciled a ten-page letter to his “Immortal Beloved.” The missive, which was never mailed, was not discovered until after the famous composer’s death. The intended recipient remains unknown and for years has been the topic of heated debate among scholars and music historians.

In this interactive novella, readers take a ride back through space and time and have the opportunity to ask the master for themselves as he narrates the story of his fascinating, albeit harried, life. With its surprise ending, this book has been designed to entertain and at the same time enable readers to develop a deeper appreciation for the passion and struggles of one of the world’s most renowned geniuses.

“Immortal Beloved,” published by Outskirts Press, is available online in both electronic and paperback formats from Amazon and Nook as well as in bookstores. Several local book signings are planned in the near future.