The Lake of the Bees

The Lake of the Bees

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By (author) Theodor Storm, Foreword by Alan Sillitoe, Translated by Jonathan Katz


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  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 195mm x 10mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843910446
  • ISBN 13: 9781843910442
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 912,711

Product description

An old man looks back on his life and remembers Elizabeth - the only woman he ever loved. The two of them had shared their childhood, shared their summer holidays, hunts for strawberries in the forest, family picnics...Yet somehow all had been lost, and the joy, excitement and hope slowly replaced by the melancholy resignation and inertia that comes from broken dreams. Now at the end of his life, all he is left with is the knowledge of what might have been.

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Author information

Theodor Storm (1817-1888) is a leading figure of German poetic Realism, with his novellas some of the finest in German literature. Alan Sillitoe has written more than fifty books over the last forty years, including novels, plays, and collections of short stories, poems, and travel pieces, as well as more than four hundred essays.

Table of contents

Foreword by Alan Sillitoe; Introduction; The Lake of the Bees; A Quiet Musician; Notes; Biographical note