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The Jewess of Toledo (German Classics)
Author: Franz Grillparzer
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595691391
Pages: 104
Year: 2015-01-06
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Franz Grillparzer (1791 - 1872) was an Austrian dramatic poet. "The Jewess of Toledo" may perhaps be said to mark the climax of his productive activity. Written in 1851, it was first performed in Prague in 1872, after Grillparzer's death. It is an eminently modern drama of passion in classical dignity of form. The play is properly called "The Jewess of Toledo"; for Rachel, the Jewess, is at the centre of the action, and is a marvelous creation – "a mere woman, nothing but her sex". The King of Castile, however, though relatively passive, is the most important character. He is attracted to Rachel by a charm that he has never known in his coldly virtuous English consort, and, after an error forgivable because made comprehensible, is taught the duty of personal sacrifice to morality and to the state.
The German Classics
Author: Kuno Francke, Isidore Singer
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Year: 1913
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The Hunger Pastor (German Classics)
Author: Wilhelm Raabe
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690751
Pages: 156
Year: 2015-01-07
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Wilhelm Raabe's novel entitled Der Hungerpastor (1864) is a classic example of the so-called "poetic realism" to which many - primarily bourgeois - German writers were devoted between 1850 and 1890. --- Wilhelm Raabe (1831 - 1910) became famous following the publication of his first novel, Die Chronik der Sperlingsgasse (The Sparrow Lane Chronicle), in 1856. His late works are known for their social criticism, while earlier novels, such as The Hunger Pastor, were intended to be primarily educational. --- With the figure of Hans Unwirrsch in The Hunger Pastor, Raabe completely lives up to his motto - "Look up to the stars. Pay attention to the streets." The budding pastor, who was born into poverty, "hungers" for knowledge and a respected place in society, but he constantly stumbles over obstacles that his own life, as well as the lives of his family and friends, place before him. --- Raabe's rambling style makes his works difficult reading for many contemporary readers. In this version of The Hunger Pastor, several chapters have therefore been summarized by the translator, while the most important ones are published in their original length. --- Despite some anti-Semitic elements, which were commonly found in the works of some 19th century bourgeois writers in Germany, The Hunger Pastor is and remains a German literature classic.
The Governor of Greifensee (Swiss-German Classics)
Author: Gottfried Keller
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690840
Pages: 108
Year: 2015-01-06
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Gottfried Keller (1819-1890), one of the greatest German authors in Switzerland, was a confirmed bachelor, not by choice but by necessity. He had been in love several times, but all he received in return was friendship and respect. --- In 'The Governor of Greifensee', one of Keller's Zurich Novellas, the hero, Salomon Landolt, the noble and impartial judge and governor, hits upon the grotesque plan of inviting all his former sweethearts to a festival at his castle. The five ladies accept the invitation not knowing that the others would be there. They are sincerely glad to see their old friend again; for it was not he who had deserted or injured any of them, they all for one reason or another had rejected the hand of the worthy suitor. --- It was Keller's own experience. The novel is a fine example of Keller's humor and art of story-telling. The five love affairs of the governor are told with exquisite grace and subtle characterization.
A Village Romeo and Juliet (Swiss-German Classics)
Author: Gottfried Keller
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690794
Pages: 112
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Love is necessarily an important element in all imaginative literature, but with Gottfried Keller it does not overshadow all other aspects of life. Great passion we do not find in his works. In "A Village Romeo and Juliet", it is not ill-consuming love that makes the two young people seek death, but the bitter realization of life's law, as they understood it, which made it impossible for them ever to be united. The story is a fine illustration of what a great artist may make out of his raw material. Keller had read in a newspaper a report of the suicide of two young people, the sort of tragedy that we may read almost daily in newspapers; he seized upon the possibilities of the situation and the result was this story, perhaps the best he ever wrote. --- Gottfried Keller (1819-1890) was one of the foremost Swiss novelists and one of the most original figures of German literature since Goethe, a master of style worthy to be classed with the great names of all ages. (John Albrecht Walz)
Ursula (Swiss-German Classics)
Author: Gottfried Keller
Publisher: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690832
Pages: 108
Year: 2015-01-06
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From the cycle "Zurich Novellas" by Gottfried Keller: In 1877 Gottfried Keller published his "Zurich Novellas" (Züricher Novellen), a series of short novels dealing with the history of Zurich and Switzerland. "Ursula" is a love story between a Swiss soldier and the daughter of a farmer during the time of the Swiss Reformation lead by Ulrich Zwingli and at the beginning of the Anabaptist movement in Europe in the 16th century. --- "Gottfried Keller was one of the foremost Swiss novelists and one of the most original figures of German literature since Goethe, a master of style worthy to be classed with the great names of all ages." (John Albrecht Walz)
The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Kuno Francke, William Guild Howard
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Year: 1913
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The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: H. Heine, F. Grillparzer, L. van Beethoven
Author: Kuno Francke, William Guild Howard, Isidore Singer
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Year: 1914
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The German Classics
Author: Kuno Francke
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Year: 1969
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Introduction to German Civilization
Author: Charles Hart Handschin
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Pages: 235
Year: 1937
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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama
Author: David Eggenberger
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ISBN: 0070795673
Pages: 501
Year: 1972
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Historical Survey of German Literature
Author: Solomon Liptzin
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Pages: 300
Year: 1936
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A Syllabus of World Classics
Author: Christian Nat Wenger
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Pages: 271
Year: 1930
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National Register of Microform Masters
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Year: 1965
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