|Green Henry (1855) [Novel]|
by Gottfried Keller
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Green Henry is a vivid and absorbing representation of Gottfried Keller's ideals and philosophy, written in poetic language and a realistic style that documents the emergence of an artist and the development of a man. Partly autobiographical, the narrative recounts the experiences of the title character ("green" after the color of clothing he always wears) through confinement and ostracism at boarding school, apprenticeship with a painter in Munich, his divided affection for two women, and the acceptance of his duty toward his country and fellow citizens.
Original title: Der grüne Heinrich
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics