Greifenstein, Volume 1

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Macmillan and Company, 1889 - American fiction - 357 pages
Tale of German militarism laid in the Black Forest.

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Ah, this is a romp of a romance, a potboiler of a high order. It contains one of the best suicide scenes I've ever read. I'm pretty sure my jaw actually and literally dropped as I read the scene. Alas ... Read full review

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Page 167 - Vita nostra brevis est, Brevi finietur, Venit mors velociter, Rapit nos atrociter, Nemini parcetur.
Page 149 - ... in which they had first met. Then Greifenstein made sign that they should go further, and they entered the chamber beyond, and upon the bed that was there they laid down the dead woman, and covered her poor painted face decently with a sheet and went away, closing the door softly behind them. For a moment they stood looking at each other earnestly. Then Rieseneck took from his pocket his brother's gift and laid it upon the table. " It is time for us also,