German Stories of Crime and Evil from the 18th Century to the Present

German Stories of Crime and Evil from the 18th Century to the Present : A Dual-Language Book

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Ideal for students of German as well as crime story enthusiasts, this dual-language edition contains ten short stories. Selections range from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century classics by Friedrich Schiller ("Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre"/"The Criminal of Lost Honor") and Willibald Alexis ("Das Gelöbnis der drei Diebe"/"The Pledge of the Three Thieves") to tales by such popular contemporary authors as Iris Klockmann ("Der Kuss des Todes"/"The Kiss of Death") and Karin Holz ("Der letzte Stich"/"The Last Trick").
Appropriate for intermediate-level students of German, this volume is equally suited to classroom use and independent study. New English translations appear on pages facing the original German text. The editor provides an overview of German crime fiction in addition to concise introductions to each story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486796582
  • 9780486796581
  • 564,681

Table of contents

1. Die Edelfrau unter Morden/A Noble Woman Amongst Murderers by August Gottlieb Meissner2. Marianne L - eine wahre Begebenheit vom Jahre 1788/Marianne L: A True Story from the Year 1788 by Christian Heinrich Spiess3. Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre/The Criminal of Lost Honor by Friedrich Schiller4. Das Geloebnis der Drei Diebe/The Pledge of the Three Thieves by Willibald Alexis5. Anna/Anna by Friedrich Hebbel6. Der grosse Unterschleif/The Great Embezzlement by Balduin Groller7. Im Namen des Gesetzes/In the Name of the Law by Hans Hyan8. Der Sturm auf die Villa/The Run on the Mansion by Walter Serner9. Der letzte Stich/The Last Trick by Karin Holz10. Der Kuss des Todes/The Kiss of Death by Irish Klockmann
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About M. Charlotte Wolf

M. Charlotte Wolf, Ph.D., has been a freelance translator and editor since 1985 and a U.S.-based full-time German teacher, editor, and writer since 1998. Her experience includes multicultural training for students of all ages and corporate training in the United States and Germany. She is also the author of several dual-language books, including Great German Short Stories from the Twentieth Century and Original Bavarian Folktales: A Schoenwerth Selection.
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