'A highly original fusion of thriller-writing, social analysis and meditation on the nature of truth.' The Spectator
Based on a true story, this haunting tale centers on two brutal murders--the first of a local forester and the second of a Jewish moneylender near a beech tree--and the impact these events have on the life of Friedrich Mergel, a herdsman with a turbulent family history. A prototype of the murder mystery and a thoughtful examination of village society, this intriguing novella contains hints of the Gothic and the uncanny, including ominous thunderstorms, mysterious disappearances, eerie doppelgangers and grizzly discoveries, as well as a famously ambiguous climax.
About the Author
Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848) was a German poet and author.
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.9 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1