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Effi Briest (1895) [Novel]
by Theodor Fontane Rating: Weighted - 7.3 / Average - 7.2 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match between the enchanting seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, workaholic civil servant twice her age, is at once touching and unsettling. Fontane's taut, ironic narrative depicts a world where sexuality and the enjoyment of life are stifled by narrow-mindedness and circumstance. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the nineteenth-century German novel, Effi Briest is a tale of adultery that ranks with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina and brilliantly demonstrates the truth of the author's comment 'women's stories are generally far more interesting.'

Original title: Effi Briest
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Effi Briest

Effi Briest (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Hugh Rorrison Helen Chambers
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Manifested in:

Effi Briest (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140447660
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 256

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