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The Ghost-seer by Friedrich Schiller
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Jan 28, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: german-scandanavian-library

In this work, The Ghost-seer, by Friedrich von Schiller, exists an incredible force, almost supernatural, that impels the reader into a sinister world of appearances, where the senses only fail and are even complicit, acting to deceive.

The plot surges effortlessly forward to its natural and decisive end. The hero, a young prince, and his group chance upon a mysterious man of vague origin, who somehow holds them in his domination by his omniscient and omnipotence manner. He is like a dark angel with an equal capacity to do good or evil, for reasons which lie outside man's comprehension. The conclusion is as surprising as each and every episode in the whole story.

Schiller's prose is, like his fellow Romatics, alluring and powerful, a work of sheer beauty. The imagery he creates through setting and plot is nothing short of astonishing. It casts a spell which can not be broken until the very end when the mystery is known to all.
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January 28, 2009 – Shelved
July 25, 2009 – Shelved as: german-scandanavian-library

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