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The Jew's Beech - Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

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Published: 1st March 2014
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'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.

ISBN: 9781847493552
ISBN-10: 1847493556
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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