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Black Spider, the (1842) [Novella]
by Jeremias Gotthelf Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

After one of their own people repeatedly fails to live up to a pact with the Devil, a petty and morally bankrupt village community is terrorized by a succession of deadly black spiders. Using a complex narrative structure, Gotthelf’s cautionary novella shrewdly dissects the iniquitous social dynamics of rural life.

Original title: Die Schwarze Spinne
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Nineteeth Century German Tales (1959) [Anthology]
      Authors: E. T. A. Hoffmann , Gottfried Keller , Heinrich von Kleist , Eduard Mörike , Adalbert Stifter , Jeremias Gotthelf , Jean Paul
     Three Eerie Tales from 19th Century German (1975) [Anthology]
      Authors: Theodor Storm , Annette von Droste-Hülshoff , Jeremias Gotthelf
     German Novellas of Realism I (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Grillparzer , Eduard Mörike , Adalbert Stifter , Annette von Droste-Hülshoff , Jeremias Gotthelf

Edition #1: The Black Spider

The Black Spider (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: H. M. Waidson
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Manifested in:

The Black Spider (May 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
ISBN: 9781847491084
Pages: 128

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