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Paul the Puppeteer: with The Village on the Moor and Renate

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Here are three contrasting works from Theodor Storm's middle period--the 1870s. The title story is an affectionate portrayal of the vanishing world of the marionette theatre with its guild-dominated society of the traveling puppeteers and their gypsy-like way of life. "The Village on the Moor" is seen through an investigating lawyer's eyes, and is the case of a mysterious ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Angel Books (first published April 5th 2004)
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Dan
Jun 19, 2014 Dan rated it it was amazing
Theodor Storm is a wonderful writer and the translation from the German to English is excellently done. In Germany students read Storm as a matter of course to improve their German. I am reading him because he writes so very clearly and well; a great sense of place, terrific use of folklore, and feel for the period early to mid-1800s. Terrific read and a great way to set you up for a session of our own writing.
Highly recommended.
Cooper Renner
Apr 13, 2012 Cooper Renner rated it it was amazing
3 novellas from the late 19th century, smoothly translated from the German. Excellent storytelling on display and all sorts of insights into attitudes and lifestyles in the Schleswig-Holstein area in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm (1817 – 1888) was a German poet and author.

He was born in Husum ("the grey town by the grey sea") on the west coast of Schleswig of well-to-do parents. While still a student of law, he published a first volume of verse together with the brothers Tycho and Theodor Mommsen.

He worked as a lawyer in Schleswig-Holstein, but emigrated to Thuringia in 1851, leaving his mother's
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