Romantic fairy tales

translated and edited by Carol Tully

The four works collected in this volume reveal the fascinating preoccupations of the German Romantic movement, which revelled in the inexplicable, the uncanny and the unknown and, especially, the mysterious world of the fairy tale. Goethe's richly imaginative "Fairy Tale" (1795) depicts an ethereal underground realm and the marriage of a beautiful man and woman, whose union heralds a new age. In Tieck's "Eckbert the Fair" (1797) two outsiders seek refuge in the solitude of dark woods to conceal their incestuous passion from the world, while in Fouque's "Undine" (1811) a water nymph falls in love and acquires a soul, and so discovers the reality of human suffering. And Brentano's "Tale of Honest Casper and Fair Annie" (1817) portrays the tragedy of a young couple, destroyed by a false sense of honour and pride.

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書名 Romantic fairy tales
著作者等 Brentano, Clemens

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
La Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de
Tully, Carol Lisa
Tully Carol
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xxv, 158 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 0140447326
NCID BA46951445
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 イギリス


著作名 著作者名
Eckbert the fair
The fairy tale Goethe
The tale of honest Casper and Fair Annie
Undine Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué