The Marquise of O

The stories collected in this volume reflect the preoccupations of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) with the deceptiveness of human nature and the unpredictability of the physical world.

The Marquise of O

In The Marquise of O-, a virtuous widow finds herself unaccountably pregnant. And although the baffled Marquise has no idea when this happened, she must prove her innocence to her doubting family and discover whether the perpetrator is an assailant or lover. Michael Kohlhaas depicts an honourable man who feels compelled to violate the law in his search for justice, while other tales explore the singular realm of the uncanny, such as The Beggarwoman of Locarno, in which an old woman's ghost drives a heartless nobleman to madness, and St Cecilia, which portrays four brothers possessed by an uncontrollable religious mania. The stories collected in this volume reflect the preoccupations of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) with the deceptiveness of human nature and the unpredictability of the physical world.

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Pages: 432
Authors: Dieter Sevin, Christoph Zeller
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-30 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The impact of Heinrich von Kleist unfolds between precise depictions and moral extremes. Crystallized in words, his characters appear as paradigms of human fallibility. Their passions and obsessions, their inadequacies and longings are captured in a writing style that reveals its influence even in novels and plays of the twentieth
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Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Robert E. Helbling
Categories: Literary Criticism
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A biography on the writer and playwright Heinrich von Kleist
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Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Bernd Fischer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Camden House

For over 150 years, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been one of the most widely read and performed German authors. His status in the literary canon is firmly established, but he has always been one of Germany's most contentiously discussed authors. Today's critical debate on his unique prose narratives and
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Language: de
Pages: 305
Authors: Bernd Fischer, Timothy J. Mehigan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Camden House

New essays employing a multitude of approaches to the works of Kleist, in the process shedding light on our present modernity.
The Plays of Heinrich Von Kleist
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Seán Allan, Seán D. Allan
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-07-26 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An accessible 1996 study of the plays of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811), whose work has been highly influential in contemporary German writing.