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  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141392172
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $23.00

On Tangled Paths




A moving love story and a vivid depiction of Berlin in the 1870s, from Germany's greatest nineteenth-century novelist

Lene is a beautiful, orphaned young seamstress, and Botho is a handsome, aristocratic cavalry officer. They are in love, yet know they have only a short time together as society deems their relationship impossible and refuses to acknowledge the seriousness of their feelings. But while Botho appears to have a glittering life ahead of him, the love he feels may yet be his undoing. Published in 1887, On Tangled Paths caused a scandal on publication with its portrayal of a sexual affair across the classes, and is a taut, flawless masterpiece.

  • Published: 11 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141392172
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $23.00

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