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Effi Briest : 1st Edition - Theodor Fontane

Effi Briest

1st Edition

Paperback

Published: 1st January 2001
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Unworldly young Effi Briest is married off to Baron von Innstetten, an austere and ambitious civil servant twice her age, who has little time for his new wife. Isolated and bored, Effi finds comfort and distraction in a brief liaison with Major Crampas, a married man with a dangerous reputation. But years later, when Effi has almost forgotten her affair, the secret returns to haunt her, with fatal consequences. Considered to be Fontane's greatest novel, Effi Briest is a humane, unsentimental portrait of a young woman torn between her duties as a wife and mother and the instincts of her heart.

About the Author

Theodor Fontane (1819-98) was a German novelist and potitical reporter. Along with EFFI BRIEST, Fontane is remembered for FRAU JENNY TREIBEL (1892), an ironic criticism of middle-class hypocrisy and small-mindedness.

It's very moving, and it's incredibly funny ... I wasn't prepared for the wit. Stupendous on so many levels -- Matt Wolff A stunningly moving, beautiful, witty and urbane novel: I was blown away by it. A wonderful translation Kate Saunders

Introductionp. vii
Translators' Notep. 3
Effi Briestp. 5
Notesp. 219
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ISBN: 9780140447668
ISBN-10: 0140447660
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2001
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 19.7