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Theodor Fontane, chronicler of post Berlin in its new role as capital of a Germany unified for the first time in modern history, lifted the German nineteenth-century novel from provincialism to the European mainstream, and is ceccile regarded as one of the outstanding German novelists. English translations of several of his works have appeared, but none hitherto of Cecile Theodor Fontane, chronicler of post Berlin in its new role as capital of a Germany unified for the first time in modern history, flntane the German nineteenth-century novel from provincialism to the European mainstream, and is now regarded as one of the outstanding German novelists.
English translations of several of his works have appeared, but none hitherto of Cecilefirst of a brilliant trio of female portraits culminating in Effi Briest The Baroness von St Arnaud; a delicate beauty married to ceile retired army officer who neglects her, is a tantalising mystery to the much-travelled civil engineer von Gordon who makes her acquaintance at the fashionable spa of Thale in the Harz Mountains.
The reader’s curiosity, too, is more fontqne more strongly cecild as a story of mutual sexual attraction unfolds. When the scene shifts to the bustling world of the capital and the sharply caricatured reactionary high society in which the St Arnauds move, Cecile’s admirer’s discovery of her past precipitates a grim climax.
Fontane was in love with his female characters ‘for their human qualities, that is, for their weaknesses and sins’, as he put it.
His commitment to female values in a changing but still starkly male-dominated society is conveyed in virtuoso handling of conversation and endlessly subtle and ironic depiction of Prussian attitudes. PaperbackReclams Universal-Bibliothek,pages. Published by Reclam first published To see fontanne your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book cexile not yet featured on Listopia. Dopo pochi giorni di vacanza, tuttavia, Gordon riceve un telegramma che lo richiama al lavoro: Qui viene a sapere che St.
Arnaud ha lasciato l’esercito a seguito di uno scandalo, avendo ucciso in duello un commilitone. Finalmente giunge una lettera della sorella, che ha raccolto informazioni: Arnaud lo uccise in duello.
Tornata a vivere con la madre, erano in una situazione apparentemente dignitosa, ma economicamente fragile quando apparve St. I due personaggi maschili principali si presentano in qualche modo come speculari: Esemplari a questo proposito sono le figure dei due turisti berlinesi come pure i dialoghi tra i protagonisti della gita ad Altenbrack per mangiare i barbatelli.
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Theodor Fontane — was a German novelist and poet, regarded by many to be the most important 19th-century German-language realist writer.
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