On Tangled Paths

Theodor Fontane - Author

Peter James Bowman - Translator

Peter James Bowman - Afterword by

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ISBN 9780141392172 | 192 pages | 24 Sep 2013 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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In this classic novel—one of the pillars of German literature—Lene, a beautiful, orphaned young seamstress, falls in love with Botho, a handsome, aristocratic cavalry officer. They know they have only a short time together, as society deems their relationship inappropriate and refuses to take their love seriously. But while Botho seems to have a glittering life ahead of him, his love may be his undoing. First published in 1887, this taut, flawless masterpiece caused a scandal with its portrayal of a sexual affair across the classes.