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Irretrievable by Theodor Fontane
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Apr 02, 12

Read in April, 2012

This book was not the easiest to read at times because both of the protagonists (Holk and Christine) are so unhappy in their own ways. But it is a book that stays with you as the descriptions of landscape and emotions are so evocative and the dialogue so sharp that it feels immediate and immerses you in the restrictive society of 19th century Denmark.

Despite the parts about the Schleswig Holstein question leaving me cold, this book is well worth reading although not if you want something light and frothy.

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