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Great German Short Novels and Stories (1952) [Anthology]
by Clemens Brentano Annette von Droste-Hülshoff Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Gerhart Hauptmann Heinrich Heine E. T. A. Hoffmann Franz Kafka Gottfried Keller Heinrich von Kleist Heinrich Mann Thomas Mann Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Rainer Maria Rilke Friedrich von Schiller Arthur Schnitzler Theodor Storm Frank Wedekind Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The German short story, or, as it is usually called, the Novelle, is one of the most impressive achievements of modern German literature. It is, perhaps, the only form which can claim a distinct tradition and which has produced a remarkably homogeneous body of excellence. From Goethe to Thomas Mann and Kafka, from the end of the eighteenth century to our own day no literary form - neither the drama nor the lyric nor, indeed, the novel itself - has attracted an equal number of first-rate German writers, and in no other area of the creative imagination is it so rewarding to trace the development of the form from an early pattern of anecdotal purpose to the subtle and intricate texture of our contemporary kind of narrative.


  • The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich von Schiller
  • The Earthquake in Chile by Heinrich von Kleist
  • The Story of Just Casper and Fair Annie by Clemens Brentano
  • The Cremona Violin by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
  • The Jews' Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
  • Gods in Exile by Heinrich Heine
  • Immensee by Theodor W. Storm
  • The Naughty Saint Vitalis by Gottfried Keller
  • Plautus in the Convent by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
  • Flagman Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann
  • A Farewell by Arthur Schnitzler
  • How Old Timofei Died Singing by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Burning of Egliswyl by Frank Wedekind
  • Three Minute Novel by Heinrich Mann
  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  • A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka

Original title: Great German Short Novels and Stories
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Sorrows of Young Werther, the (1774) [Novel]
      Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
     Earthquake in Chile, the (1807) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist
     Immensee (1850) [Novel]
      Author: Theodor Storm
     Signalman Thiel / Flagman Thiel (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
     Death in Venice (1912) [Novella]
      Author: Thomas Mann
This work is a revision to the following works :
     Great German Short Novels and Stories (1933) [Anthology]
      Authors: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Gerhart Hauptmann , Thomas Mann , Heinrich Heine , E. T. A. Hoffmann , Gottfried Keller , Friedrich von Schiller , Theodor Storm , Wilhelm Carl Grimm , Jacob Grimm , Stefan Zweig , Arthur Schnitzler , Hermann Sudermann , Jakob Wassermann , Arnold Zweig

Edition #1: Great German Short Novels and Stories

Great German Short Novels and Stories (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Victor Lange
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Great German Short Novels and Stories (1952)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages: 486

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