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Book Information: Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse, the

Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse, the (1986) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Gritta, neglected by her father, is uprooted when her new stepmother insists she enter a convent school. Strictly supervised by the nun Sequestra, Gritta slips into melancholy. A mishandled bird, however, awakens Gritta to the realization that she and her friends must flee their walled-in life. Following her heart and employing her wits, Gritta leads the escape. The runaway girls are eventually shipwrecked near the principality of Sumbona. They establish a Robinson Crusoe–like existence and later found their own cloister.

Their community is sustained by the industry and talents of each of the girls. Mayeli paints, Harmony composes, and Wildberry, an herbalist, learns nature’s secrets and gains access to supernatural powers that will guarantee the future of the community. Gritta chooses to marry Prince Bonus of Sumbona, but when she sees the twelve cells in the cloister, she realizes with a pang of longing that she will never occupy the one meant for her.

Original title: Das Leben der Hochgräfin Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns
Original languages: German

Quotes:

Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations
FictionGeneral Fiction

Notes:

  • Written in the 1840s, but not published in full until 1986.

Edition #1: The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse

The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Lisa Ohm
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Manifested in:

The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lincoln
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803296207
Pages: 152

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