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The Ghost-seer (Der Geisterseher) 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805)

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Hesperus Press March 16th, 2007 08:38 AM PST

Schiller's only novel, 'The Ghost-seer', is a fascinating, experimental and deliberately fragmentary work. Thrillingly held together by its dramatic plot and operatic mode, the story mixes first-person narrative with the epistolary forms to create a multi-layered fiction of deceptive simplicity. The Hesperus Press edition comes complete with a foreword by esteemed actor Martin Jarvis. A gripping introduction to the works of this important figure in eighteenth-century German literature.

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Friedrich von Schiller is one of the leading figures in eighteenth-century German literature. Most famous for his dramatic works - 'The Robbers', 'Mary Stuart' and 'William Tell' - he also produced poems, criticisms and historical narratives, and collaborated with Goethe on a number of ballads. His writing had considerable influence over many European authors, notably Coleridge who composed a connet in his honour.

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