The Jew's Beech

The Jew's Beech

By: Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff (author)Paperback

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Based on a true story, The Jew's Beech centres on two brutal murders in rural Westphalia - 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 local 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 - ominous thunderstorms, mysterious disappearances, eerie doppelgangers and grisly discoveries in the depths of the forest - as well as a famously ambiguous climax.

About Author

Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848) is considered one of the most important German poets of the nineteenth century. Her classic novella The Jew's Beech is her only completed work of prose fiction.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781847493552
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9781847493552
  • weight: 116
  • ISBN10: 1847493556
  • translations: German

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