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Undine

By Fouqué, Friedrich de la Motte

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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: Undine  
Author: Fouqué, Friedrich de la Motte
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Undine
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Publication Date:
1811
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy tales, Romance

 

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