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Book Information: Ghost-Seer, the

Ghost-Seer, the (1789) [Novel]
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Schiller's only novel, The Ghost-Seer, is a fascinating, experimental and deliberately fragmentary work. Thrillingly held together by its dramatic plot and operatic setting, the novel mixes first-person narrative with the epistolary form to create a multi-layered fiction of deceptive simplicity.

With the help of his lavish and atmospheric Venetian location, Schiller elaborates the mystery of a masked Armenian and his ghost-seer accomplice, who appear to be leading a rich young German Count to his death. All is not what it seems - and like the apparitionist it debunks, the narration plays with metaphorical mirrors and narrative smokescreens. When the Count falls in love with a beautiful, anonymous woman, his companions suspect he is being duped for political ends. They, like the reader, must unpick the true meaning of the conundrum from a delicate balance of motive and theme.

Original title: Der Geisterseher
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives
FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Ghost-Seer

The Ghost-Seer (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Brown
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The Ghost-Seer (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hesperus Press
ISBN: 1843910349
Pages: 112

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Edition #2: The Man Who Sees Ghosts

The Man Who Sees Ghosts (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Bryer
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The Man Who Sees Ghosts (2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781901285123
Pages: 160

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Edition #3: The Ghost-Seer

The Ghost-Seer (1992)
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Language: English

Translated by: Henry G. Bohn
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The Ghost-Seer (1992)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Columbia, SC
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1879751119
Pages: 92

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