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German Romantic Stories: Eichendorff, Brentano, Chamisso, and others

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Includes: Anecdotes from the Last Prussian War, The Beggarwoman of Locarono, and The Story of a Remarkable Single Combat by Heinrich von Kleist; An Unexpected Reunion and Kannitverstan by Johann Peter Hebel; Freidrich de la Motte Fouque's Undine; Adelbert von Chamisso's The Strange Story of Peter Schlemihl; Clemens Brentano's The Story of Good Caspar and Fair Annie; and Jo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Adam
Dec 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
I have read of this collection only Undine and Peter Schlemihl so far, so I will post together here my reviews of both of them:

Undine is a beautiful and extremely affecting fairy tale. It is of that peculiar German Romantic style, and I could see the similarity to the tales of E.T.A. Hoffman (who later composed an opera of the story). Undine, however, is strong where some other tales of this historical genre lack: the characters are sympathetic and human, and there is only one incident of forehe
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Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first time I read Undine was in this collection. These stories are absolute treasures. So captivating.
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