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Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
Book DescriptionUnsuccessful in his ambitions, the young and naive Peter Schlemihl seals a pact with the Devil in which he exchanges his shadow for the purse of Fortunatus, thereby gaining everlasting riches. But when he is ridiculed, persecuted and hated for being different from other men, he realizes that poverty is easier to bear than the loss of his peace of mind. Originally written as a cautionary tale for the children of Chamisso's patron, "Peter Schlemihl" was hailed by contemporaries as a masterpiece with a wide adult appeal, and continues to capture imaginations today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847490803
(196mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adelbert von Chamisso
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The most famous of Adelbert von Chamisso's works, about a man who sells his shadow to the devil. It was written partly to divert his own thoughts and partly to amuse the children of his friend Ferdinand Hitzig. Schlemihl is also a synonym of one who makes a desperate or silly bargain.
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Author Biography - Adelbert von Chamisso
Adelbert von Chamisso (17811838) was a writer whose family was driven from France to Germany after the French Revolution. Leopold von Loewenstein-Wertheim is a translator."
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