The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12, byVariousThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12Author: VariousRelease Date: December 26, 2004 [EBook #14470]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK GERMAN CLASSICS, V12 ***Produced by Stan Goodman and the Online Distributed Proofreading TeamVOLUME XIIGUSTAV FREYTAG THEODOR FONTANE [Illustration: FREDERICK THE GREAT PLAYING THE FLUTE From the Painting by Adolph von Menzel]THE GERMAN CLASSICS OF THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETHCENTURY Masterpieces of German Literature TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KUNO FRANCKE, PH.D., LL.D., LITT.D. Professor of the History of German Culture, Emeritus, and Honorary Curator of the Germanic Museum, Harvard University ASSISTANT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF WILLIAM GUILD HOWARD, A.M. Professor of German, Harvard UniversityIn Twenty Volumes Illustrated ALBANY, N.Y. J.B. LYON COMPANY PUBLISHERS Copyright 1914CONTRIBUTORS AND TRANSLATORSVOLUME XIISpecial WritersERNEST F. HENDERSON, Ph.D., L.H.D., Author of The History of Germany in the Middle Ages; Short History ofGermany, etc.: The Life of Gustav ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The German
Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth
Centuries, Volume 12, by Various
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And
Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12
Author: Various
Release Date: December 26, 2004 [EBook #14470]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK GERMAN CLASSICS, V12 ***
Produced by Stan Goodman and the Online
Distributed Proofreading TeamVOLUME XII
GUSTAV FREYTAG THEODOR FONTANE
[Illustration: FREDERICK THE GREAT PLAYING
THE FLUTE
From the Painting by Adolph von Menzel]THE GERMAN CLASSICS OF
THE NINETEENTH AND
TWENTIETH CENTURY
Masterpieces of German Literature
TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
KUNO FRANCKE, PH.D., LL.D., LITT.D.
Professor of the History of German Culture,
Emeritus, and Honorary Curator of the Germanic
Museum,
Harvard University
ASSISTANT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
WILLIAM GUILD HOWARD, A.M.
Professor of German, Harvard University
In Twenty Volumes Illustrated
ALBANY, N.Y.
J.B. LYON COMPANY
PUBLISHERS
Copyright 1914CONTRIBUTORS AND
TRANSLATORS
VOLUME XII
Special Writers
ERNEST F. HENDERSON, Ph.D., L.H.D., Author
of The History of Germany in the Middle Ages;
Short History of Germany, etc.: The Life of Gustav
Freytag.
WILLIAM A. COOPER, A.M., Associate Professor
of German, Leland
Stanford Junior University: The Life of Theodor
Fontane.
TranslatorsERNEST F. HENDERSON, Ph.D., L.H.D., Author
of The History of Germany in the Middle Ages;
Short History of Germany, etc.: The Journalists.
WILLIAM A. COOPER, A.M., Associate Professor
of German, Leland
Stanford Junior University: Effi Briest; Extracts
from "My Childhood
Days."
E.H. BABBITT, A.B., Assistant Professor of
German, Tufts College:
Doctor Luther; Frederick the Great.
MARGARETE MÜNSTERBERG:
Sir Ribbeck of Ribbeck; The Bridge by the Tay.
CONTENTS OF
VOLUME XII
GUSTAV FREYTAGThe Life of Gustav Freytag. By Ernest F.
Henderson
The Journalists. Translated by Ernest F.
Henderson
Doctor Luther. Translated by E.H. Babbitt
Frederick the Great. Translated by E.H. Babbitt
THEODOR FONTANE
The Life of Theodor Fontane. By William A. Cooper
Effi Briest. Translated by William A. Cooper
Extracts from "My Childhood Days." Translated by
William A. Cooper
Sir Ribbeck of Ribbeck. Translated by Margarete
Münsterberg
The Bridge by the Tay. Translated by Margarete
MünsterbergILLUSTRATIONS—VOLUME XII
Frederick the Great Playing the Flute.
By Adolph von Menzel. Frontispiece
Gustav Freytag. By Stauffer-Bern
At the Concert. By Adolph von Menzel
Nature Enthusiasts. By Adolph von Menzel
On the Terrace. By Adolph von Menzel
In the Beergarden. By Adolph von Menzel
Lunch Buffet at Kissingen. By Adolph von Menzel
Luther Monument at Worms. By Ernst Rietschel
Frederick William I Inspecting a School. By Adolph
von Menzel
Court Ball at Rheinsberg. By Adolph von Menzel
Frederick the Great and His Round Table. By
Adolph von Menzel
Frederick the Great on a Pleasure Trip. By Adolph
von Menzel
Theodor Fontane. By Hanns Fechner
Fontane Monument at Neu-RuppinA Sunday in the Garden of the Tuileries. By Adolph
von Menzel
Divine Service in the Woods at Kösen. By Adolph
von Menzel
A Street Scene at Paris. By Adolph von Menzel
Procession at Gastein. By Adolph von Menzel
High Altar at Salzburg. By Adolph von Menzel
Bathing Boys. By Adolph von Menzel
Frau von Schleinitz "At Home." By Adolph von
Menzel
Supper at a Court Ball. By Adolph von Menzel
EDITOR'S NOTE
This volume, containing representative works by
two of the foremost realists of midcentury German
literature, Freytag and Fontane, brings, as an
artistic parallel, selections from the work of the
greatest realist of midcentury German painting:Adolph von Menzel.
KUNO FRANCKE.
THE LIFE OF GUSTAV
FREYTAG
By ERNEST F. HENDERSON, PH.D., L.H.D.
Author of A History of Germany in the Middle
Ages; A Short History of
Germany, etc.
It is difficult to assign to Gustav Freytag his exact
niche in the hall of fame, because of his many-
sidedness. He wrote one novel of which the
statement has been made by an eminent French
critic that no book in the German language, with
the exception of the Bible, has enjoyed in its day so
wide a circulation; he wrote one comedy which for
years was more frequently played than any other
on the German stage; he wrote a series of