Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Effi Briest (1894)
German Literature (20)
Female Protagonist (81)
Your Cheating Heart (69)
Germany Books (7)
Life in a Small Town (14)
Best of World Literature (268)
Is contained in
Has as a student's study guide
Has as a teacher's guide
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140447660, Paperback)
In 1919 Thomas Mann hailed Effi Briest (1895) as one of "the six most significant novels ever written." Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match between the enchanting seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, workaholic civil servant twice her age, is at once touching and unsettling. Fontane's taut, ironic narrative depicts a world where sexuality and the enjoyment of life are stifled by narrow-mindedness and circumstance. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the nineteenth-century German novel, Effi Briest is a tale of adultery that ranks with Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina and brilliantly demonstrates the truth of the author's comment and "women's stories are generally far more interesting."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:06 -0400)
After marrying a Baron twice her age and moving to a remote Baltic port, Effi Briest begins an affair that threatens to ruin her marriage and her life.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.