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Der Tunnel

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This is a German original 201-207. thousand copy printed by Fischer Verlag in 1921.

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Der Tunnel ist das bedeutendste Buch des Schriftstellers Bernhard Kellermann. Es erschien im April 1913 im S. Fischer Verlag. Bereits nach einem halben Jahr waren 100.000 Exemplare verkauft; das Werk wurde zu einem der erfolgreichsten Bücher der ersten Häl
Hardcover, 201-207. thousand, 402 pages
Published 1921 by Fischer Verlag (first published January 1st 1913)
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Jan 13, 2012 Sylvia rated it it was amazing
I have read this book as part of my exam in the German language, before I started being a teacher. The copy I used was written in so called gothic German. I remember I loved to discover the meaning of the characters used. It took weeks before I had finished the book. It was a pity I had to return it to the library.
About a year ago I bought a secondhand copy via internet. It was the same edition I had read so many years ago.
The theme is the building of a tunnel from the US to the other side of
Apr 30, 2013 Devi rated it it was amazing
Ich kann vollkommen nachvollziehen, warum dieses Buch 1913 in den Bestsellerlisten stand. Sehr fluffiger Schreibstil. Geradezu Popliteratur. Mit einem versöhnlichem Ende. Der Held des Ganzen ist zwar durch die Arbeit am Tunnel "verbraucht". Er hat aber noch seine zweite Liebe gefunden. Der Tunnel ist tatsächlich im Buch fertig gebaut worden... mehr verrate ich aber auch nicht zum Inhalt.
Feb 08, 2015 Roseb612 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Roseb612 by: Florian Illies, 1913 - Léto jednoho století.
Shelves: sci-fi, ge-literatura
Miluji Verna, tak jsem byla zvědavá na další historickou sci-fi a musím přiznat, že stylově je tohle úplně něco jiného. Verne je dobrodružné čtivo, tohle mělo asi i ambice sociální - vztah dělník - zaměstnavatel, despekt vůči kapitálu, dělnické hnutí atd.- byť dost nesmělé. Poplatné době je ale zobrazení židovského bankéře Woolfa - z toho čouhá antisemitismus na hony.
Samotná vize transatlantického tunelu je jistě zajímavá a co jsem koukala, tak se objevuje někdy ještě dnes (a také mi naskočil H
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Sep 11, 2014 Steve Joyce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Tunnel is based upon a totally obsolete idea but that's what made it interesting to me. Ambition, dedication, High Finance, betrayal, tragedy, personal loss, Capital vs Labor, proto-type underground bullet trains, "Allanite" drills, personal relationships - it's all there and combined well.

The Tunnel was made into 4 films (all of varying degrees of interest) as well:
Der Tunnel (1915)
Der Tunnel (1933)
Le Tunnel (1933)
Transatlantic Tunnel (1935)

(This was my 2nd reading of The Tunnel.)
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Mar 17, 2014 Ely Dim rated it it was amazing
at some moments was too much techical information, but still found if a very interesting novel.. not that much of fiction, as more social matters touched..
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