Undine, or the Water-Spirit

Undine, or the Water-Spirit : Also, Sintram and His Companions (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Undine, or the Water-Spirit: Also, Sintram and His Companions The preceding remarks formed the Advertisement to the Miniature Romances from the German, published in Boston, 1841. Since that time, the translation of undine has passed through more editions in London, than it is necessary or I am able to mention. In all of them, omissions have been made, and other unauthorized liberties have been taken; but that of Mr. James Burns, in his recent volumes of Fouque, I consider by far the best I have seen. I thank the editor for the labor he has bestowed upon my version. I should have been more pleased, indeed, if he had not re moved the author's headings from the chapters, if he had not chosen to unite two chapters in one, and if he had not injured several passages by the changes he has made: still he has revised my work with so much care and good taste, that, in preparing it for Messrs. Wiley do Putnam's publication, I have derived many verbal improvements from his copy. While I am glad to welcome this English fellow-worker to the same delightful field, I cannot but cherish the assurance, that his translations of German romance, both original and selected, will be as warmly welcomed by all lovers of the Natural and Supernatural as by myself. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 345g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243275552
  • 9780243275557

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