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Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué
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Aug 13, 11

Read in August, 2011

I heard this described as a true fairytale. Intrigued, I read it and was not disappointed. A tragic tale of an elemental who seeks to gain a soul through unconditional love and marriage to a human. ( A handsome Knight of course) This book caters to all aspects of a true fairytale; a subtle yet revealing moral, magic and mystery, and of course, love and betrayal. My heart continuously went out to the beautiful "water-spirit" who so desperately wanted a soul, a better inner life and to the Knight, who was so human. An interesting look into elementals of nature, hints of astral projection and all things mystical, written and translated beautifully. Very highly recommended.
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Jenny Hmmm... Your review made me curious about this book now :) Better add it to my long to-read list!


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