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The marquise of O- and other stories / Heinrich von Kleist; trad. David Luke, Nigel Reeves

Main Author Kleist, Heinrich von, 1777-1811 Secondary Author Luke, David
Reeves, Nigel
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Penguin Books, cop. 1978 Description 319 p. ; 18 cm Series Penguin classics ISBN 0-14-044359-2 CDU 830 KLEIST
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The late stories by an influential writer of singular talent

Between 1799, when he left the Prussian Army, and his suicide in 1811, Kleist developed into a writer of unprecedented and tragically isolated genius. This collection of works from the last period of his life also includes 'The Earthquake in Chile,' 'Michael Kohlhaas,' 'The Beggarwoman of Locarno,' 'St. Cecilia or The Power of Music,' 'The Betrothal in Santo Domingo,' 'The Foundling,' and 'The Duel.'

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. xi)
  • The Marquise of O- (p. 1)
  • The Earthquake in Chile (p. 51)
  • The Foundling (p. 71)
  • Biographical note (p. 91)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

David Luke was born in 1921 and is Tutor in German at Christ Church, Oxford. He has published articles and essays on German literature and various prose and verse translations, including Goethe's Selected Verse (1964) for the Penguin Poets, Kleist's The Marquise of O and Other Stories (1978) for the Penguin Classics, Thomas Mann's Tonio Kröger and Other Stories (1970) and Goethe's Roman Elegies (1977).

Nigel Reeves was born in 1939 and graduated at Worcester College, Oxford, in 1963, taking his D.Phil. in 1970. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen and, since 1975, has been Professor of German at the University of Surrey. He is also Head of Department of Linguistic and International Studies there, and Dean of the Faculty of Human Studies. He has translated stories by Kleist and Keller for the Penguin Book of German Stories and has published monographs on Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Schiller.

Nigel Reeves was born in 1939 and graduated at Worcester College, Oxford, in 1963, taking his D.Phil. in 1970. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen and, since 1975, has been Professor of German at the University of Surrey. He is also Head of Department of Linguistic and International Studies there, and Dean of the Faculty of Human Studies. He has translated stories by Kleist and Keller for the Penguin Book of German Stories and has published monographs on Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Schiller.

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