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Delphine Lettau, Charles Franks, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. IMMENSEE BY THEODOR W. STORM TRANSLATED BY C. W. BELL M. A. Immensee By Theodor Storm. ‘Immensee’ is around forty pages long. So, it is closer to a long short story or a short novella. The story starts with. Theodor Storm (), one of the leading literary Realists of the nineteenth century, achieved world-wide popularity with the novella Immensee in

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At last he stammered out: Men with faces scorched by the sun and heated with toil were walking over ijmensee open space and gave a greeting to the two friends, while Eric called out to one or another of them some order or question about their day’s work.

She is delighted about this idea for she cannot imagine a life without Reinhard. Notify me of new posts via email. When he reached home he contrived to get hold of a little parchment- bound volume with a lot of blank pages in it; and on the first pages he elaborately wrote out his first poem.

Now and then a gentle rustle trembled through the trees, though wind there was none; it was but the breath of summer night. Found it kind of dreary, but whatever.

Although he will pursue his education in town, Reinhard promises to continue writing fairy tales for her and send them by letter to his mother.

Mar 19, Tom Lichtenberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her name was Elisabeth, and she might have been five years old. Both manage to carry on with their lives but are convinced stor they missed their rendez-vous with destiny. In less time than it takes to smoke half a pipe of tobacco you’ll be at the lake side, and the manor is hard by. So she was not only his little sweetheart, but was also the expression of all that was lovely and wonderful immmensee his opening life.

It was beautiful in a different way though. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The turning point reminds one of Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries.

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The day of departure was approaching, but ere it came a good deal more poetry found its way into the parchment-bound volume. The heavy mass of leafage that covered the opposite windows filled this room at either end with a green twilight, while between the windows two lofty wide-open folding-doors let in the full glow of spring sunshine, and afforded a view into a garden, laid out with circular flower-beds and steep hedgerows and divided by a straight, broad path, along which the eye roamed out on to the lake and away over the woods growing on the opposite shore.

A stogm feeling of cheeriness pervaded the little party. Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm — was a German poet and author. Curtis rated it liked it Jun 24, Elisabeth’s mother opened one of the baskets, and an old gentleman constituted himself quartermaster.

He crossed the hall to the door, then turned once more.

Immensee by Theodor Storm

Thanks for telling us about the problem. On going out he had left the light burning. Perhaps the story’s geographical indistinctness was a key to its success, it is then in-regional or over-regional and physically hazy, the reader has to concentrate on stodm still, dark, waters of the lake which suggest the potential for a romance which never had the chance to develop beyond an intense childhood friendship.

Here everything was light and green; every here and there a sunbeam burst through the leafy branches, and high above their heads a squirrel was leaping from branch to branch. The old gentleman had a table-napkin tucked in his button-hole and was continuing his moral sermon to the young folks and vigorously carving a joint of roast meat. This site uses cookies.

It is 37 degrees F here and my head is wet from swimming. He looked at her with a frown, and she asked immejsee hesitatingly: Once more Reinhard took her hand.

There were many songs and poems scattered throughout the book like pearls. On a terrace in front of the door leading to the garden sat a girlish figure dressed in white. He thought it was Elisabeth. Do you believe it, Elisabeth? And who, pray, made all these pretty songs?. Yet the distance between him and the flower showed no signs of diminishing, while the shore, as he glanced back at it, showed behind him in a hazy mist that ever deepened.


Reinhard opened the door, and lighted her way, and then the ommensee thing like a bird flew downstairs with her cakes and out of the house. By using this site, you agree to immesnee Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dec storrm, Lauren rated it really liked it. It was proposed to spend one more festive day together and therefore a picnic was arranged for a rather large party of friends in an adjacent forest.

The woods stood silent and cast their dark shadow far out over the lake, while the centre was bathed in the haze of a pale moonlight. While still a student of law, he published a first volume of verse together with the brothers Tycho and Theodor Mommsen. Email required Address never made public. Glad to know that you are re-reading one of your favourite books and liking it.

She was often too quiet for him, and he was often too head-strong for her, but for all that they stuck to one another.

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In silence they make their way back to the house by boat but Reinhard returns alone later. Reinhard drew aside into the shadow of the houses and then passed swiftly by. She blushed, but made no reply; he had taken her hand in his own in greeting, and she tried to draw it gently away. Immense not my favourite. On arriving at the farm they fell in with a scissors grinder’s cart standing in front of the manor-house. An insecurity about mastery and performance suffuses the narrative in a way that would prompt some critics to run with the narrator’s self description as “like a girl.

The unfamiliar water was black all round about him, and behind him he heard the sound of a fish leaping. Reinhard raised his glass to his mouth. And while I didn’t love this novella, it’s an accessible little stroll through the mid s immfnsee the shoes of a tentative, saddened man: