Peter Schlemihl, The Shadowless Man by Adalbert Von Chamisso

Peter Schlemihl, The Shadowless Man

byAdalbert Von Chamisso

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ADALBERT VON CHAMISSO
Peter Schlemihl, the Shadowless Man
Adalbert von Chamisso, a German lyric poet and scientist, was born on January 30, 1781, at the Castle of Boncourt, in the Champagne district of France. His parents emigrated in 1790, and in 1796 he became page to the Queen of Prussia. Two years afterwards he entered the army, which he left in 1806 to go to France, returning to Berlin in the following year. In 1810 he proceeded to France once more, and thence to Geneva, where he began his study of natural history. In 1815 he went with Otto von Kotzehue on a tour round the world, and on his return he settled in Berlin, having obtained a post in the Botanical Gardens. He wrote several important books on botany, topography, and ethnology, but became even more famous through his poems, ballads and romances. "Peter Schlemihl," which was written in 1813 was published in the following year by Chamisso's friend Fouqué, and achieved so great a success that it was translated into most languages. Chamisso died in Berlin on August 21, 1838.

Title:Peter Schlemihl, The Shadowless ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 4, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005918756

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