Effi Briest

Effi Briest

by Theodor Fontane
     
 

ISBN-10: 3423124997

ISBN-13: 9783423124997

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

Fontane's enchanting seventeen-year-old heroine, Effi, is married off to Geert von Innstetten, an austere, workaholic civil servant twice her age. Set in Bismarck's Germany, this luminous and moving tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match, shifts from childhood idyll in Brandenburg, to a remote Baltic port and back to Imperial Berlin.

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Overview

Fontane's enchanting seventeen-year-old heroine, Effi, is married off to Geert von Innstetten, an austere, workaholic civil servant twice her age. Set in Bismarck's Germany, this luminous and moving tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match, shifts from childhood idyll in Brandenburg, to a remote Baltic port and back to Imperial Berlin.

With Effi Briest, Fontane brilliantly demonstrates the truth of his comment that 'women's stories are generally far more interesting'. His taut, ironic narrative depicts a world where sexuality and the will to enjoy life are stifled by narrow-mindedness and circumstance. And in his humane, unsentimental portrait of Effi, who refuses to bow to convention, he offers us a reading experience that is at once touching and unsettling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783423124997
Publisher:
Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
German Edition
Pages:
412

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Translators' Note3
Effi Briest5
Notes219

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