Undine, or the Water-Spirit : Also, Sintram and His Companions (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Undine, or the Water-Spirit: Also, Sintram and His Companions The reader Will allow me to observe, in closing these brief notices, that. Upported as well by my own feeling as by the judgment of Menzel, Cole ridge, and, I may add, by the general voice of criticism, I view undine not only as a work of art, but as something far superior, an exquisite creation of genius. If I have failed to do justice to her peculiar traits, in thus intro ducing her to him in the costume of our language, it is not owing to want of admiration, or of studiously endeavoring to be faithful to my trust; and, aware of the difficulty of presenting her the vision of beauty that Fouque found her, he will forgive the fond impulse of my ambition. What welcome she may receive among us, it remains for the noble knights and lovely ladies of our country to show. She does not come as a stranger, - she has already been more than once greeted with favour; still, wide as may be her fame in the world of letters, she seems, as yet, to be more talked of in the world of common readers, than, if I may so Speak, snown in person. To all lovers of the imaginative, therefore, - to every Simple, affectionate, and wonder-loving heart, - hor fortunes are again committed. 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.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 349g
- 23 Apr 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white