The Jew's Beech

The Jew's Beech

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Description

Based on a true story, The Jew's Beech centres on two brutal murders in rural Westphalia - the first of a local forester and the second of a Jewish moneylender near a beech tree - and the impact these events have on the life of Friedrich Mergel, a local herdsman with a turbulent family history.

A prototype of the murder mystery and a thoughtful examination of village society, this intriguing novella contains hints of the Gothic and the uncanny - ominous thunderstorms, mysterious disappearances, eerie doppelgangers and grisly discoveries in the depths of the forest - as well as a famously ambiguous climax.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 9.65mm | 116g
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847493556
  • 9781847493552
  • 1,389,753

Review quote

A highly original fusion of thriller-writing, social analysis and meditation on the nature of truth. * The Spectator *
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About Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848) is considered one of the most important German poets of the nineteenth century. Her classic novella The Jew's Beech is her only completed work of prose fiction.
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3,143 ratings
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4 27% (836)
3 36% (1,142)
2 19% (584)
1 7% (221)
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