- Tapa blanda: 156 páginas
- Editor: Pushkin Pr; Edición: Illustrated edition (1 de enero de 2003)
- Colección: Pushkin Collection
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 190128512X
- ISBN-13: 978-1901285123
- Valoración media de los clientes: Sé el primero en opinar sobre este producto
The Man Who Sees Ghosts: From the Memoirs of the Count Von O**** (Pushkin Collection) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 ene 2003
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Schiller's narrative is every bit as beautiful and haunting as its cover suggests... a darkly dramatic, beautifully composed illustration of the questions of freedom and will Schiller returns to again and again in his dramas and theses -- Tobia Hill The Times Handsome reissue of what Schiller's one and only novel is an immensely welcome curiosity... a wonderfully weird little work -- Stuart Kelly The Scotsman
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A mysterious and disorienting tale of deception and adventure, set against the background of eighteenth-century Venice One of Germany's greatest writers, Schiller is best known for his influential dramatic works. The Man Who Sees Ghosts, his only novel, was first published in 1789 and proved to be his most popular work, mainly owing to its masterful treatment of the then fashionable theme of the occult. While in Venice, a young prince of Protestant faith becomes embroiled in a diabolical net of political intrigue and religious conspiracy. Fate takes its course and steers relentlessly towards a climax of shocking violence and death. Schiller's narrative is every bit as beautiful and haunting as its cover suggests ... a darkly dramatic, beautifully composed illustration of the questions of freedom and will Schiller returns to again and again in his dramas and theses. --TOBIA HILL The Times Handsome reissue of what Schiller's one and only novel is an immensely welcome curiosity ... a wonderfully weird little work. --STUART KELLY The Scotsman Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) was a German dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and historian, as well as a friend and collaborator of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.Ver Descripción del producto
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The Armenian character in Schiller's book is no doubt inspired by the Comte de St. Germaine figure of lore and legend and the Sicilian character is woven from that 18th century martyr or charlatan Caligostro. There is a cinematic quality to this work, in the hands of an Orson Welles (see his performance as Caligostro in the 1949 film "Black Magic") this could be a great film or play with the obvious and apparent never what it seems, as the nature of reality slips and slides constantly in this engaging novel, keeping the reader unsure and off guard as to the plots unfolding. Set among the labyrinthine canals and decadent backdrop of 18th century Venice the scenery is an eerie backdrop for the action. This is a solid good read and highly recommended.
A word about Pushkin Press, this London based publisher is creating miniature masterpieces of lesser known European literature both classic and contemporary. Not only are the literary works first rate, the quality of the book itself is a joy to behold for any bibliophile.