His second wife, Karoline von Briest enjoyed some reputation as a novelist in her day.
Some consolation for the ebbing tide of popular favour was afforded him by the munificence of Frederick William IV. He died in Berlin on the 23rd of January Berlin, ; a selection, edited by M.
Bilzliography in Goedeke's Grundriss zur Geschichle der deutschen Dichtung 2nd ed. Aufgezeichnet durch ihn selbst Halle, , only to the year , and also the introduction to Koch's selections in the Deutsche Nationalliteratur.
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Jef Murray Illustrator. Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett Translator. Wonderful salamanders glitter and sport in the flames; lean and malicious gnomes dwell deep within the earth; spirits, belonging to the air, wander through the forests; and a vast family of water spirits live in the lakes and streams and brooks.
In resounding domes of crystal, through which the sky looks in with its sun and stars, these latter spirits find their beautiful abode; lofty trees of coral with blue and crimson fruits gleam in their gardens; they wander over the pure sand of the sea, and among lovely variegated shells, and amid all exquisite treasures of the old world, which the present is no longer worthy to enjoy; all these the floods have covered with their secret veils of silver, and the noble monuments sparkle below, stately and solemn, and bedewed by the loving waters which allure from them many a beautiful moss-flower and entwining cluster of sea grass.
Those, however, who dwell there, are very fair and lovely to behold, and for the most part, are more beautiful than human beings. Many a fisherman has been so fortunate as to surprise some tender mermaid, as she rose above the waters and sang. He would then tell afar of her beauty, and such wonderful beings have been given the name of Undines.
You, however, are now actually beholding an Undine.
Topics Mentioning This Author. Caroline Philippine von Briest was born in Nennhausen in  is also mentioned. Briest first married Friedrich Ehrenreich Adolf Ludwig Rochus von Rochow — , a young officer, who possessed an estate in the neighbourhood, and was attached to a regiment quartered at Potsdam.
She divorced Rochow in is also mentioned ; he died by suicide in It was a second marriage for both. Some of her narrative poems are distinguished for their insight into matters of the human, particularly the feminine, heart. Schmidt continues by commenting: "After having read ten of her books I do have to agree with him; the best among them are the novels Roderich and the tale Der Delphin , although they do follow well-known models very closely; in addition, some pieces in her books, for example the poems in Frau des Falkenstein , were not written by her but by her husband.
Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouqué (12 February – 23 January ) was . Works by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué at Project Gutenberg · Works by or about Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué at Internet Archive · Works by. Undine is a fairy-tale novella (Erzählung) by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué in which Undine, a a collaboration between E. T. A. Hoffmann, who composed the score, and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué who adapted his own work into a libretto.
She wrote approximately twenty novels and sixty stories, as well as poems, theoretical tracts and cultural historical essays; there were also romances and comedies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Caroline von Briest, c. Bildungsbuch beim Eintritt in das gesellige Leben , Resignation.
Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, —