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Theodor Fontane (1819–1898)

Autor(a) de Effi Briest

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About the Author

Fontane's fictional studies of nineteenth-century Berlin society, written in his late maturity, secured him a firm place in literature as a master of the German realist novel; his declared aim was to show "the undistorted reflection of the life we lead." "He introduced his people in spirited mostrar mais conversations at picnics and banquets, and developed a broad and yet intimate perspective of background conditions; he was less interested in plots, and often would make a point by silence" (Ernst Rose). Effi Briest (1895), his masterpiece, is a revealing portrait of an individual victimized by outmoded standards. Fontane, on whom Sir Walter Scott had made a deep impression, traveled to England as a journalist and wrote two books based on his experiences: A Summer in London (1854) and Across the Tweed (1860). He also wrote historical novels, poetry, and dramatic criticism. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Theodor Fontane

Effi Briest (1894) 2,217 cópias
Trials and Tribulations (1888) 449 cópias
The Stechlin (1898) 376 cópias
Irretrievable (1892) — Autor — 284 cópias
Jenny Treibel (1893) 259 cópias
Under the Pear Tree (1885) — Autor — 184 cópias
A Man of Honor (1882) — Autor — 137 cópias
Before the Storm (1878) — Autor — 109 cópias
The Woman Taken in Adultery (1973) — Autor — 93 cópias
Cecile (1969) — Autor — 90 cópias
Mathilde Möhring (1906) — Autor — 79 cópias
Grete Minde (1899) — Autor — 75 cópias
Stine (1889) — Autor — 72 cópias
Meine Kinderjahre (1919) — Autor — 68 cópias
The Poggenpuhl Family (1969) — Autor — 64 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Beyond the Tweed: A Tour of Scotland in 1858 (1860) — Autor — 55 cópias
Spreeland (1952) — Autor — 33 cópias
Graf Petöfy (1970) 31 cópias
Die Grafschaft Ruppin (1925) — Autor — 31 cópias
Ein Sommer in London. (1995) 29 cópias
Von Zwanzig bis Dreissig. Autobiographisches. (1968) — Autor — 28 cópias
Fünf Schlösser (1974) — Autor — 28 cópias
Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg 2. Teil (1974) — Autor — 27 cópias
Quitt (1890) — Autor — 26 cópias
Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg 3. Teil (1974) — Autor — 26 cópias
Ellernklipp (1995) 23 cópias
Brieven 18 cópias
Delusions, Confusions / The Poggenpuhl Family (1989) — Autor — 17 cópias
Effi Briest + Jenny Treibel (1892) — Autor — 12 cópias
Jenny Treibel + Stine (1957) — Autor — 11 cópias
Balladen und Erzählungen (1996) 10 cópias
Vor dem Sturm 2 10 cópias
L' Adultera, Cecile (2001) — Autor — 9 cópias
Gedichte in einem Band (1998) 9 cópias
Jenny Treibel + Under the Pear Tree (1963) — Autor — 8 cópias
Unwiederbringlich / Stine / Die Poggenpuhls (1980) — Autor — 8 cópias
Ausgewählte Erzählungen (1984) 8 cópias
John Maynard (2008) — Autor — 8 cópias
Die schönsten Gedichte (1996) 7 cópias
Irretrievable + Jenny Treibel (1993) — Autor — 7 cópias
Gedichte. (1998) 6 cópias
2: 1892-1898 (2003) 6 cópias
Schach von Wuthenow - Cecile (1980) — Autor — 5 cópias
Effi Briest / Grete Minde (1985) — Autor — 5 cópias
Briefe (1998) 5 cópias
Reisebriefe vom Kriegsschauplatz Böhmen 1866 (1975) — Autor — 5 cópias
Romane und Gedichte (1959) 5 cópias
L'Adultera / Unterm Birnbaum (1965) — Autor — 5 cópias
Theodor Fontane (1973) 5 cópias
Geschwisterliebe. CD. (2004) 4 cópias
Gedichte: 3 Bände. (1989) 4 cópias
Märkische Romanze (1963) — Autor — 4 cópias
Frühe Erzählungen (2002) 4 cópias
Romanzi: 1 (2003) 4 cópias
Briefe in zwei Bänden (1981) 4 cópias
Der Dichter über sein Werk (1977) 4 cópias
Irrungen Wirrungen. Stine (2001) 4 cópias
Ein Leben in Briefen. (1981) 3 cópias
Schach von Wuthenow. Unterm Birnbaum (2001) — Autor — 3 cópias
Kleine Romane — Autor — 3 cópias
L'‰aria di Berlino (2004) 3 cópias
Fontane-Brevier (1990) 3 cópias
Werke (1981) 3 cópias
Die Kunst des Alterns (2005) 3 cópias
Aus England und Schottland (1963) 3 cópias
Schach von Wuthenow / Stine. (1984) — Autor — 3 cópias
Fontanes Werke 2 cópias
Fontane : Frau Jenny Treibel (1968) — Writer — 2 cópias
Gedichte (Ausgabe 1898) (2010) 2 cópias
Gedichte (1998) 2 cópias
Abel Hradscheck (1989) 2 cópias
Stine ; Irrungen, Wirrungen ; Mathilde Möhring (1950) — Autor — 2 cópias
Mathilde Möhring. Stine. (1967) — Autor — 2 cópias
Unechte Korrespondenzen (2011) 2 cópias
Effi Briest + Jenny Treibel + Stine — Autor — 2 cópias
Gesammelte Werke 2 cópias
Gedichte II. (1986) 2 cópias
Unwiederbringlich. Unterm Birnbaum. — Autor — 2 cópias
Der Stechlin. Gedichte (1996) 2 cópias
1994 2 cópias
Sämtliche 1 exemplar(es)
Theodor Fontane - Werke (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Effi Briest + Irretrievable + Jenny Treibel — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Effi Briest 3 1 exemplar(es)
Schriften zur Literatur 1 exemplar(es)
Briefe an seine Familie (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Bilderbuch aus England 1 exemplar(es)
Autobiographische Schriften (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Balladen und Gedichte 1 exemplar(es)
EFFI BRIEST III 1 exemplar(es)
Autobiografische Werke 1 exemplar(es)
EFFI BRIEST II 1 exemplar(es)
Die 14 schönsten Romane 1 exemplar(es)
Sämtliche Romane (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Hundert Gedichte (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Theodor Fontane: Poesiealbum 44 (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Across the Tweed 1 exemplar(es)
Die Poggenpuhls 1 exemplar(es)
Tuch und Locke 1 exemplar(es)
Aus meiner Werkstatt 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 10 1 exemplar(es)
Gesammelte Werke Band 1 bis 3 (1920) 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 9 1 exemplar(es)
Leichte Wolke, sei mein Wagen (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 8 1 exemplar(es)
Werke; Bd. 7 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 6 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 1 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 3 1 exemplar(es)
Werke, Bd. 4 (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
Aufsätze zur Literatur. (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Romane 4 1 exemplar(es)
Werke in zwei Bänden. 1 exemplar(es)
Jenny Treibel + A Man of Honor — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Romane 3 1 exemplar(es)
Romane 2 1 exemplar(es)
Romane 1 1 exemplar(es)
Fontane auf Norderney (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Deutsche Balladen 1 exemplar(es)
Zwei Poststationen (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Romane und Erzählungen: 8 Bände. (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Causerien über Theater 1 exemplar(es)
Theaterkritiken I. 1870 - 1874 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Theodor Fontane : Werke. (Digitale Bibliothek 06) (2003) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Cécile + Jenny Treibel — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Lektürehilfen Irrungen, Wirrungen (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Effi Briest CD (German Edition) (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Quitt; Stine; Romane (Aus wilhelm. Zeit) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Romane 1 exemplar(es)
Werke : Auswahl 1 exemplar(es)
Gedichte (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Werke in vier Bände 1 exemplar(es)
Lektüre easy, Effi Briest (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Balladen 1 exemplar(es)
Gedichte I. (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Jenny Treibel + Ellernklipp + Stine — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Unterm Birnbaum 1 Ellernklipp — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Ausgewählte Werke 1 exemplar(es)
Effi Briest [CD] [abridged] (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Effi Briest (Abridged) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Poggenpuhls. Mathilde Moehring — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Wanderungen in der Mark (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Der deutsche Krieg 1866 Bd. 1 (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Irrungen, Wirrungen + Jenny Treibel + Stine — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Erzählende Werke — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Sämtliche Romane 1 exemplar(es)
Vor dem Sturm I/IV 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Dichtung und Wirklichkeit : Gerhart Hauptmann: Die Weber (1959) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Deutsche Gedichte (1956) — Contribuinte, algumas edições135 cópias
German Stories/Deutsche Erzählungen: A Bilingual Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
German Fiction (1917) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Tyskland forteller : tyske noveller (1972) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Effi Briest [1974 film] (2003) — Original book — 11 cópias
EinFach Deutsch — Theodor Fontane: Effi Briest (2005) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Am Borne deutscher Dichtung (1927) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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NonnaLuisa | Feb 28, 2024 |
Pacing was a bit all over the place, and I never grew to care about the characters.
 
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AerialObrien | outras 31 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
This novel was... frustrating. At times brilliant, at times wanting, I have to concede that my appreciation of this story may have been stunted by my lack of knowledge of the greater timbre of literature during this time and place. As an English speaker raised in America, my experience with German literature (especially from the 19th century) has been small. I've always enjoyed 19th-century literature, so getting this off my wishlist this Christmas and tearing into it was exciting. It took a bit for how dense it can be, but I was happy to read it, and am a bit intimidated by writing a full review.

Effi Briest tells the story of our titular main character; 17 years old and immediately engaged to her mother's former beau, 22 years her senior. The bulk of the novel surprisingly follows Effi's first two years of marriage, which float on fairly innocuously beside the pesky affair, with the novel's famous "fallen woman" denouement only coming in at a staggering 3/4th of the way through.

Fontane's work has been noted for both its symbolism and realism, and Effi Briest absolutely delivers on these fronts. Many parts of this novel are breathtakingly alive and raw, and there are some other brilliant uses of play with the medium of the written word itself. For the former, I often think of Fontane's descriptions of youth in nature and the somber, quietly suffocating interior scenes. For the latter, I was shocked at the impact of the duel—written so sparsely, one cannot help holding their breath as they rake over and over on the words, lost as to why so little would be written.

My copy of the book is deeply marked up: Fontane's strength here is the potential of poetic richness and the aforementioned symbolism. One can spend ages at a passage, unearthing his intent and meditating on a time gone by that somehow feels like you can see it in the corner of your eye. So much could be said, from Rollo the dog's status as fido to the human-equivalent of Roswitha, from the ever-present and suffocating Prussian military presence around Effi in the form of places, people, and duties to the sacrificial runestones seen on her honeymoon. Sometimes it's a bit heavy-handed, but it made me stop and continually think as to what else I should be looking out for. I will have to similarly concede that the amount of Prussian military figures, place names, and social words were unfortunately impenetrable to me, but I don't doubt an entire book could fill analysis of their inclusion.

Tragically then, I found the root of this novel's weakness in its construction and forthrightness of message. Another reviewer noted how rushed the ending felt, and I am inclined to agree. Effi's... ending comes truly out of nowhere, and it begins and ends only 3 pages before the book's end. The novel suffers from the worst of pre-20th century stories' treatment of "moral ends," and as usual, lacks any gutsy reasoning for its decision. Despite my book's introduction noting that the message one should pull is the tragedy of strict social conditions, the ending felt... ambiguous. I could be a bit daft, I'm far from the strongest reader out there who reads heady lit like this, but the ambiguity in a novel this constructed felt tragically wasted. I don't know. I'm ready and willing to read others' interpretations though.

My Penguin Classics edition was a wonderful copy for anyone looking for an English-language translation, and their notes on translation were very agreeable. It's modern in that it's conservative, and I appreciated the lack of translation of proper nouns. Go Hugh and Helen!
… (mais)
½
 
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Eavans | outras 31 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Very good. Very moving. The love affair, for all the novel’s plot and point turned upon it, was very subtly done. But in the end that was correct because it was all nothing of import. How much trouble things of no import cause.
 
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BookyMaven | outras 31 resenhas | Dec 6, 2023 |

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Obras
555
Also by
13
Membros
6,454
Popularidade
#3,810
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
89
ISBNs
1,102
Idiomas
21
Favorito
13

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