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Theodor Storm (1817-1888) was born in the small North Sea coastal town of Husum in the duchy of Schleswig, then under Danish rule, where he established himself as a lawyer and spent almost his entire life apart from fifteen years of exile for his patriotic writings during the unsuccessful rising of 1848. His fifty or so novellas grew out of his lyric verse, which includes some of the finest in the language. His intricately wrought, subtle narratives, strongly rooted in time and place, have long made him a favourite author of his fellow countrymen, and the English-speaking world has at last begun to accord him a place beside better known writers of other nations whose work has long been accepted as classic.