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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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Shortly before his departure Reinhard makes Elisabeth promise that she will still love him after his two-year absence. And through the silent woodland She peers with watchful eyen, While on her hazel ringlets Sparkles the glad sunshine.

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I will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Then within the house he heard a door open on the upper floor; some one came downstairs, and on looking up he saw Elisabeth standing before him.

Aug 16, Camelia Rose rated it it was amazing Shelves: You remember the agreement: And against whom had you to stand up for me?

Sometimes too a door would suddenly be flung open, and scolding voices would drive a whole swarm of these little visitors away out into the dark street. For lunch each one of you will now get two dry rolls; the butter has been left behind at home. When she raised her eyes on him again he saw that they were brimming over with tears.

He stofm his childhood dream of a life together in India to Elisabeth. There Reinhard finds a parcel. After the old man had placed his hat and stick storn a corner, he sat down in the arm-chair and, folding his hands, seemed to be taking his rest after his walk. Discovering a field of erica immensed listening to Reinhard’s words about lost youth bring tears to Elisabeth’s eyes.


The turning point reminds one of Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries. Reinhard never did get the water lily.

He goes into his room, sits on a chair and rests. I wish Storm’s females were more real and less flawless. She took a brown spray out of the tin case. May 01, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: In order to have a definite occupation during the holidays, he began to give Elisabeth some instruction in botany, in which he himself had been keenly interested during the early months of his university career.

Reinhard looked for a little while longer at the spot where Elisabeth’s sweet form had been lost to sight in the thick-foliaged garden paths, and then he rolled up his manuscript, bade his friends good-night and passed through the house down imensee the water.

Men with faces scorched by the sun and heated with stor were walking over the 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. Then he suddenly let her go and said solemnly: It is a pure, simple and sad-ending love story, in which he tried to show us the great grief we might achieve for ignoring our promises or letting the chance go by so simply, he tries to show us that the chance comes only once.

Immensee by Theodor Storm

He worked as a lawyer in Schleswig-Holstein, but emigrated to Thuringia inleaving his mother’s Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm — was a German poet and author. So, it is closer to a long short story or a short novella. It was in the meadow that Reinhard, with Elisabeth’s help, had built a house out of sods sttorm grass. If you would like to read it online, you can immensee it here. In his anguish, he walked slower and slower.


I also miss the opportunity stoem wear winter clothes. While the fiddler struck up an allegro finale, a new arrival joined the group. It made me cry a good deal, though I am sure I looked after it well. I will leave you with one of my favourite passages from the book. The mother meanwhile sat busy with her needlework, while Eric listened attentively, with one strm clasped in the other. Unfortunately, the time comes when the boy has to go to a bigger town to study.

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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.

Es ist nicht lang aber sehr interessant. Storm, poet and short-story writerwas born in Schleswig. By this time they had come up close to one another, and clasped hands. He leaves having told her that he has a secret, which he vows to tell her upon his return. The English ‘patter’ is derived from Pater nosterand seems an appropriate translation. The book was beautiful during my re-read too. Reinhard had never written to Elisabeth since his visit home, and he had strom no letter from her. He never looked back; he walked rapidly onward; behind him the peaceful farmstead gradually disappeared from view as out in front of him rose the great wide world.