Effi Briest: Abridged, with Biographical Notes
Effi Briest, the classic German realist novel, follows a young woman through her life and marriage. She is an innocent when she is married to the social climbing Instetten, and longs for wordly things. When she is left alone by her husband, who is pursuing his political career, she succumbs to the flattery of another man. Her adultery has wide and tragic consequences on the rest of her life.
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Extracts from My Childhood Years 1894
ahnke arrived asked beautiful began believe Berlin Brandenburg Buddenbrook called carriage certainly charming child Chinaman course Cousin von Briest Crampas Dagobert daughter dear Effi dear mama district councillor Effi took Effi's everything eyes fact father feeling ﬂoor Fontane Frederick Geert Gieshubler girl gracious Lady Grasenabb half hand happy Havelland heard heart Hertha Hohen-Cremmen honor hour Hulda husband Innstetten Johanna Kessin kiss Kruse L'Adultera Ladyship later laughed least letter live looked Lordship mama matter Mirambo Miss Trippelli morning mother never Niemeyer once papa Pasewalk perhaps question Rathenow remark Rollo Roswitha Sassnitz seemed sitting sleep sofa speak spite starost stood story strange sundial sure Swinemunde talk tell THEODOR FONTANE things thought told Varzin walked wedding weeks whole wife window word Wullersdorf young