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    DescriptionLove is necessarily an important element in all imaginative literature, but with Gottfried Keller it does not overshadow all other aspects of life. Great passion we do not find in his works. In "A Village Romeo and Juliet," it is not ill-consuming love that makes the two young people seek death, but the bitter realization of life's law, as they understood it, which made it impossible for them ever to be united. The story is a fine illustration of what a great artist may make out of his raw material. Keller had read in a newspaper a report of the suicide of two young people, the sort of tragedy that we may read almost daily in newspapers; he seized upon the possibilities of the situation and the result was this story, perhaps the best he ever wrote. --- Gottfried Keller (1819-1890) was one of the foremost Swiss novelists and one of the most original figures of German literature since Goethe, a master of style worthy to be classed with the great names of all ages. (John Albrecht Walz)


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    Title
    A Village Romeo and Juliet (Swiss-German Classics)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gottfried Keller, Translated by Paul Bernard Thomas, Preface by John Albrecht Walz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595690791
    ISBN 10: 1595690794
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FR
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Mondial
    Imprint name
    Mondial
    Publication date
    30 January 2008