The creditor

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAugust Strindberg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...He simply attempted to present a faithful picture of an epoch that interested him intensely. It was historical drama even if it did describe a comparatively recent period. It deviated from former historical dramas in that it was an attempt to portray the conditions with absolute fidelity without siding with any one and without glorifying anything. Hauptmann made an attempt to present exactly the "psyche," the consciousness, of the times. In order to do this it was necessary to present the consciousness of the individuals of the times. Hence, every character in the 'Weavers' has a well-defined individuality, but so well are these individuals grouped that in the aggregate they give us a comprehensive picture of the consciousness of the period. 'The Beaver Coat' ('90), a tragico-comedy, depicts the life of the lower classes of a suburb of Berlin. Mrs. Wolff, the central figure, is a petty thief who plays with the little prejudices of the police officials so cleverly that she succeeds in covering up her acts and maintains a good reputation in the community. The drama impressed the critics as incomplete, a view apparently shared by the author, for in 1901 he published a sequel to it, 'The Red Cock.' In this drama Mrs. Wolff has become Mrs. Fielitz. Success has made her more daring in her crime. She burns down her house and with the insurance builds a substantial edifice. In attempting to clear herself she casts suspicions upon some of her boon companions, who turn upon her and all but establish her guilt in court. But the nervous strain of her long career in crime has undermined her strength. Just as the weather vane is placed upon the new building she collapses and dies. She has established the material prosperity of this family by means of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...He simply attempted to present a faithful picture of an epoch that interested him intensely. It was historical ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217381847

ISBN - 13:9780217381840

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