On Tangled Paths

On Tangled Paths

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Overview

A moving love story and a vivid depiction of Berlin in the 1870s, from Germany's greatest nineteenth-century novelist Theodor Fontane

In this classic novel—one of the pillars of German literature—Lene, a beautiful, orphaned young seamstress, falls in love with Botho, a handsome, aristocratic cavalry officer. They know they have only a short time together, as society deems their relationship inappropriate and refuses to take their love seriously. But while Botho seems to have a glittering life ahead of him, his love may be his undoing. First published in 1887, this taut, flawless masterpiece caused a scandal with its portrayal of a sexual affair across the classes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141392172
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Theodor Fontane (1819–1898), one of Germany’s greatest writers, published sixteen novels and also worked as a pharmacist, soldier, press agent, journalist, and war correspondent.

Peter James Bowman is a writer and translator who completed a doctoral thesis at Cambridge University on the works of Fontane. He lives in Ely, England.

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