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The Marquise of O- and Other Stories
The Marquise of O- and Other Stories
Author: Heinrich von Kleist
The nightmare shock-tactics and controlled hysteria that Kleist perfected led the classicist Goethe to describe his stories as "tainted with an incurable disease." Yet 150 years later, his characters- men who commit crimes in the name of justice, who rage at dead enemies for denying then their revenge, who are driven insane by beatific experienc...  more »
ISBN: 212182
Publication Date: 7/1962
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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These von Kleist stories rarely have happy endings, but his story plots are startling and original. with von Kleist being born in 1777, most of his stories take place between the 1400 and 1700s. He gives detail in such a way as to gave the reader a good mental picture of the happenings yet he does not bog down the story with the details as some writers unfortunately do. These stories mostly have sad endings, but they are well written. To bad he committed suicide in his early thirties.