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Peter Schlemihl

by Adelbert Von Chamisso

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This reprint makes available once again the famous original English translation of the great romantic novella Peter Schlemihl. It includes the engravings by Cruikshank that helped to make the work one of the most popular ofthe 19th century in England and America. Professor Wulf Koepke's introduction provides a detailed picture of the work in its 19th-century context, gives information about the history of the English translation, and updates recentcritical theory on this story which was translated into virtually every European language and has been the object of a raft of critical literature.
Peter Schlemihl's wundersame Reise combines powerful underlying symbols and ideas in a manner both playful and serious. The central idea - a man without his shadow - is suggestive of many things; the lack of shadow suggests the idea of loneliness, alienation, and rootlessness, but also the lossof innocence and integrity. The famous English edition is a work that belongs in every reference library.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German



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