The Marquise of O -: And Other Stories Kleist, Heinrich

The Marquise of O -: And Other Stories

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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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780140443592
BY (AUTHOR) Kleist, Heinrich
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : June 29, 1978
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 247 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION : 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. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780140443592 BY (AUTHOR) Kleist, Heinrich PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : June 29, 1978 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Penguin Classics LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm WEIGHT : 247 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Fiction & Related items