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The Jew's Beech
Author: Annette Von Droste-Hulshoff

ISBN: 9781847493552
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1 March 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
'A highly original fusion of thriller-writing, social analysis and meditation on the nature of truth.' The Spectator

Based on a true story, this haunting tale centers on two brutal murders--the first of a local forester and the second of a Jewish moneylender near a beech tree--and the impact these events have on the life of Friedrich Mergel, a herdsman with a turbulent family history. A prototype of the murder mystery and a thoughtful examination of village society, this intriguing novella contains hints of the Gothic and the uncanny, including ominous thunderstorms, mysterious disappearances, eerie doppelgangers and grizzly discoveries, as well as a famously ambiguous climax.

About the Author

Annette von Droste-Hulshoff (1797-1848) was a German poet and author.

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