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Edition also includes detailed Biography Notes and Literary Critiues• A new table of contents with working Spectral figures tend to dress in white or in this instance ride a white horse Attention grabbing but not usually spooky And not spooky hereIt turns out that in towns along the North Sea in the 19th Century the most important job was that of the Dikemaster More important than being the Superintendent of Monastic Lands if you can believe that And a tough gig No day at the Schleswig beach if you catch my driftHere be tales of unreuited love the strictures of class and the murmuring of crowd scenes rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb

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• This e book publication is uniue which includes exclusive Introduction and Historical Background• This I´ve read the book “Der Schimmelreiter” written by Theodor Storm and plays in North Friesland Storm illustrates the typical life at the North Sea Coast which was in the past a permanent fight against the unpredictability of our nature It´s a fact that the life at the coast gives barely any opportunities for needless things and this is represented in his use of language because It´s written in a simple and facile way For people with big interests in historical literature this book should be a highlight However it´s not easy to read because the reader has to get used to the linguistically expressions from the 18th and 19th century The plot and the development of the story are all in all perfectly written

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  • Der Schimmelreiter
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  • 06 May 2018
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About the Author: Theodor Storm

Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm 1817 – 1888 was a German poet and authorHe was born in Husum the grey town by the grey sea on the west coast of Schleswig of well to do parents While still a student of law he published a first volume of verse together with the brothers Tycho and Theodor MommsenHe worked as a lawyer in Schleswig Holstein but emigrated to Thuringia in 1851 leaving his mother's



10 thoughts on “Der Schimmelreiter

  1. says:

    I´ve read the book “Der Schimmelreiter” written by Theodor Storm and plays in North Friesland Storm illustrates the typical life at the North Sea Coast which was in the past a permanent fight against the unpredictability of our nature It´s a fact that the life at the coast gives barely any opportunities for needless things and this is represented in his use of language because It´s written in a simple and facile way For people with big interests in historical literature this book should be a highlight However it´s not easy to read because the reader has to get used to the linguistically expressions from the 18th and 19th century The plot and the development of the story are all in all perfectly written

  2. says:

    The Rider on the White Horse was Theodor Storm's last completed work before his death At the centre is a man trying to do his job in a new way that will bring him fame renown and satisfaction and the price that he will have to pay for what ever he may achieve We might remember that white horses are often sacred around the North sea region and this is a regional story and there's a cost to mortals in getting too involved with the divine We are held at arm's length away from this story by a series of framing devices the author remembering reading the story as a boy in a newspaper the newspaper story which is told by a traveller who takes refuge in an inn during a storm while there he is told the story of Hauke Haien by the village school teacher We are at a remove from the events of the story and each step takes us further back in time emphasising our alienation from the characters of the story it's a different worldThis is a world of coastal marshlands threatened by storms and floods An unenlightened world of pre Christian superstition and at the same time Christian belief in the absolute power of God The separation of the village from the narrator and the reader is marked by a linguistic threshold the first person he meets in the village speaks in dialect the same device is used in Auis Submersus The difference in speech suggesting any number of cultural differencesUnlike Theodor Storm Haien does not seek to make his mark through literature but through building a new dyke that will increase the amount of land protected from the sea This might be the story of the hubris of man against the forces of nature or man against the fickle will of the divine or indeed one man against the community Hauke who has learnt geometry from a Dutch edition of Euclid note that it is a Dutch edition knowledge itself is foreign here versus the men who want to bury a puppy alive into the dyke to ensure that it will stand strong against the weather since life must pay for life But Hauke can't escape He lives in the community the community shapes how he will be rememberedWhen Hauke learned in Euclid criticises the profile of the traditional dykes pointing out that they are not fit for purpose his father the cleverest man in the village not much of a compliment particularly if the village is a small one calls him the wonderchild of Lubeck learning in this place in this time is improbable than miracles and wonderchildren In death Hauke becomes a ghost galloping on his fatal otherworldly horse along his dyke This is a world untouched by the Enlightenment and so even in death there is no escape from an unfriendly magical universe that now swallows up the man and resurrects him as a supernatural figureWhile in Auis Submersus the couple in love can never marry and their lives will be unfulfilled here marriage isn't sufficient Hauke's need to prove himself through his work keeps Hauke apart from his wife Elke Eventually when a child is born to them she is lack witted simple and fearful To a superstitious mind this is another judgement from the beyond man should not over step his boundsWere it not for the fact that the man's work survives his death and the death of his wife and daughter since in this unenlightened universe life must pay for life this would be a thoroughly pessimistic ending to a life of creativity Having read a few of Theodor Storm's stories this is the end point of a trend of increasing pessimism Had he lived longer the mind shudders to imagine how desperately dark his writing might have become Dat is de Dod de allens frittNimmt Kunst un Wetenschop di mit;De kloke Mann is nu vergahnGott gaew em selig Uperstahn

  3. says:

    When man thinks he can master nature and fails miserably this is the story he should read to feel less lonely in his isolation The atmosphere matches shortness of breath fatigue and inexplicable bouts of weakness tooAnd it is a masterpiece

  4. says:

    I can imagine reading these stories in a high school setting and having the teacher strangle all of the life out of them They seem like those kind of stories Luckily I'm not a high school student and I read them on my own and didn't have any of the life taken from them Many of these stories reminded me of Thomas Hardy in that bleak and doomed way that Hardy's novels have

  5. says:

    Read for EurovisionathonCountry GermanySo this was a 99p purchase on Kindle since I needed to find a book either set in Germany or written by a German author The Rider On The White Horse from the blurb promised to be a spooky ghost story with an array of characters including a dikemaster which was an important role in history apparently and an ever changing land When I hear ghosts I really want to be spooked Sadly with this story I didn't feel scared at all The formatting on my edition was terrible All of the text was clumped together and no separate chapters meaning I had no idea at times whose perspective was speaking or some of the events happening The story itself was also very confusing I don't recommend this one

  6. says:

    Spectral figures tend to dress in white or in this instance ride a white horse Attention grabbing but not usually spooky And not spooky hereIt turns out that in towns along the North Sea in the 19th Century the most important job was that of the Dikemaster More important than being the Superintendent of Monastic Lands if you can believe that And a tough gig No day at the Schleswig beach if you catch my driftHere be tales of unreuited love the strictures of class and the murmuring of crowd scenes rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb

  7. says:

    This novella length story is huge on atmosphere but not so much characterization The novella has a distinctly Gothic tone Loved the setting of the novel the bleakness and starkness of the Frisian coastline an area steeped in folk lore and superstitionWell worth a look at for the story and setting alone even though there were some editing and formatting issues with this edition

  8. says:

    Free download available at Project Gutenberg

  9. says:

    How can one judge a story that was written than 100 years ago? Theodor Storm's Der Schimmelreiter was published in 1888 the year of the author's death It was reuired reading in my high school days but I have no recollection of ever having read it Today I can only take it as a historical portrayal of a moment in time Most evocative is the description of the northern German Plaines Nordfriesland where floods threatened the livelihood and even the lives of the local peasants A story within a story told of the conflict between education and tradition between knowledge to build better dykes and the superstition of the locals to let nature takes its course All this exemplified by the tale of the Schimmelreiter the rider of the white horse

  10. says:

    Again a ghost story inside a main story exactly like in Die schwarze Spinne but we're in far Northern Germany now right next to the sea Unlike Spinne the Christian allegory in Schimmelreiter is much less on your nose but it's right there Hauke's biggest sin was to insinuate that God may not be almighty when his wife was dying There's a good portion of misanthropy here which wasn't in Spinne everybody except Hauke and his wife is an egotistical foolThe biggest difference is the rich and dense atmosphere and for the atmosphere alone I'd read this book again

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