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Romantic Fairy Tales (2000) [Anthology]
by Clemens Brentano Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Ludwig Tieck Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Deeply affected by the turmoil of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era, many of the great German Romantics adopted the Kunstmarchen or 'literary fairy tale' to express their fascination with mystery, medievalism and the darker side of human nature. Although he was a committed Classicist, Goethe helped establish the genre in his richly imaginative Fairy Tale (1795). Ludwig Tieck's Eckbert the Fair (1797) depicts a pair of outsiders who have sought refuge from the world in the solitude of dark woods and in scandalous incestuous passion, while Friedrich de la Motte Fouque's Undine (1811) is a water nymph who falls in love, acquires a soul and so discovers the reality of human suffering. In Clemens Brentano's Tale of Honest Casper and Fair Annie (1817), a young couple is engulfed by tragedy due to a false sense of honour and pride, which has been-passed down to them through the generations.

Original title: Romantic Fairy Tales
Original languages: German


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations

The following works are contained within this one:
     Fairy Tale, the (1795) [Short Story]
      Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     Eckbert the Blond (1797) [Short Story]
      Author: Ludwig Tieck
     Undine (1811) [Novella]
      Author: Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte Fouqué

Edition #1: Romantic Fairy Tales

Romantic Fairy Tales (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Carol Tully
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Romantic Fairy Tales (2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140447326
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x .5
Pages: 192

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