The Marquise of O

The stories collected in this volume reflect the preoccupations of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) with the deceptiveness of human nature and the unpredictability of the physical world.

The Marquise of O

The Marquise of O

In The Marquise of O-, a virtuous widow finds herself unaccountably pregnant. And although the baffled Marquise has no idea when this happened, she must prove her innocence to her doubting family and discover whether the perpetrator is an assailant or lover. Michael Kohlhaas depicts an honourable man who feels compelled to violate the law in his search for justice, while other tales explore the singular realm of the uncanny, such as The Beggarwoman of Locarno, in which an old woman's ghost drives a heartless nobleman to madness, and St Cecilia, which portrays four brothers possessed by an uncontrollable religious mania. The stories collected in this volume reflect the preoccupations of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) with the deceptiveness of human nature and the unpredictability of the physical world.

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The Marquise of O -
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Heinrich Kleist
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-25 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In The Marquise of O-, a virtuous widow finds herself unaccountably pregnant. And although the baffled Marquise has no idea when this happened, she must prove her innocence to her doubting family and discover whether the perpetrator is an assailant or lover. Michael Kohlhaas depicts an honourable man who feels
Sammlung
Language: un
Pages: 320
Authors: Heinrich Kleist
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Brings together eight short stories by the intense nineteenth-century German author
The Marquise of O--
Language: un
Pages: 137
Authors: Eric Rohmer, Heinrich von Kleist
Categories: Marquise von O-- (Motion picture)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Frederick Ungar

"A young widow of unblemished reputation, finding herself mysteriously pregnant, places a notice in the newspapers asking the father of the child she is carrying to make himself known so that she could marry him ..."--Back cover.
The Marquise of O--, and Other Stories
Language: un
Pages: 318
Authors: Heinrich von Kleist
Categories: Marquise von O-- (Motion picture)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher: Frederick Ungar

Books about The Marquise of O--, and Other Stories
The Marquise of O-
Language: un
Pages: 128
Authors: Heinrich von Kleist
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-07 - Publisher: Pushkin Collection

A vivid new translation of a timeless classic: Kleist's tense, ambiguous novella about an unexpected pregnancy In a Northern Italian town during the Napoleonic Wars, Julietta, a young widow and mother of impeccable reputation, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. This follows an attack on the town's citadel, in which several Russian

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