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    DescriptionGottfried Keller (1819-1890), one of the greatest German authors in Switzerland, was a confirmed bachelor, not by choice but by necessity. He had been in love several times, but all he received in return was friendship and respect. --- In The Governor of Greifensee, one of Keller's Zurich Novellas, the hero, Salomon Landolt, the noble and impartial judge and governor, hits upon the grotesque plan of inviting all his former sweethearts to a festival at his castle. The five ladies accept the invitation not knowing that the others would be there. They are sincerely glad to see their old friend again; for it was not he who had deserted or injured any of them, they all for one reason or another had rejected the hand of the worthy suitor. --- It was Keller's own experience. The novel is a fine example of Keller's humor and art of story-telling. The five love affairs of the governor are told with exquisite grace and subtle characterization.

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    The Governor of Greifensee (Swiss-German Classics)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gottfried Keller, Edited by Andrew Moore, Translated by Paul Bernard Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 108
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781595690845
    ISBN 10: 1595690840

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 833.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC21: 833.8
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC027050, FIC019000
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    LC classification: PT2374 .L213 2008
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    30 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY