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The Marquise of O Richard Stokes

The Marquise of O By Richard Stokes

The Marquise of O by Richard Stokes


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Part of Alma Classics 101 Pages series, The Marquise of O is a masterpiece of psychological literature. This unique edition is accompanied by The Earthquake in Chile and The Foundling, showcasing the range of their author's narrative abilities and his taste for the ambiguous and the paradoxical.

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The Marquise of O by Richard Stokes

A respectable young widow and mother of two children, the Marquise of O- finds herself inexplicably pregnant after being rescued by a Russian officer from the attentions of his soldiers during the storming of her town's citadel. Convinced of her own innocence and wishing to vindicate her own integrity, the Marquise places an advert in the newspapers, appealing for the father to come forward and promising to marry him. But will this be enough to quench her family's doubts and the derision of the society around her? Will this help her solve the mystery and urge the perpetrator to acknowledge paternity of the child? One of the great classics of German literature, Heinrich von Kleist's sexually charged novella is as edgy today as it was when it was first published in 1808, and is accompanied here by two other celebrated stories, 'The Earthquake in Chile' and 'The Foundling', showcasing the range of their author's narrative abilities and his taste for the ambiguous and the paradoxical.

The Marquise of O Reviews

One of the most radical writers who ever lived - Times Literary Supplement

About Richard Stokes

The author of celebrated plays, stories and novellas, Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) led a short, troubled life, famously cut short by suicide.

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NGR9781847498625
9781847498625
1847498620
The Marquise of O by Richard Stokes
New
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2021-09-23
101
N/A
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