(From the publisher):
The Stechlin is Fontane's last book and his political testament. Like Effi Briest, it is set at the apex of the Wilhelmine era, both in Berlin and on the estate of a Prussian Junker on the shores of Lake Stechlin. It is a significant historical and cultural document, probably the finest chronicle of the life style of the German upper classes in the late nineteenth century; Fontane portrays the best in the life and ways of the passing Prussian aristocrats, while describing his hopes for the future of Germany and its nobility, which were never to be fully realized.
Original title: Der Stechlin
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction