The Green Face by Gustav MeyrinkThe Green Face by Gustav Meyrink

The Green Face

byGustav Meyrink

Paperback | December 31, 2018

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"Of the volumes available to the English public, The Green Face, first published in 1916, is the most enjoyable. In an Amsterdam that very much resembles the Prague of The Golem, a stranger, Hauberisser, enters by chance a magician's shop. The name on the shop, he believes, is Chidher Green; inside, among several strange customers, he hears an old man, who says his name is Green, explain that, like the Wandering Jew, he has been on earth 'ever since the moon has been circling the heaven.' When Hauberisser catches sight of the old man's face, it makes him sick with horror. The face haunts him. The rest of the novel chronicles Hauberisser's quest for the elusive and horrible old man."Alberto Manguel in The Observer
Title:The Green FaceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 18.25 × 5.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:18.25 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:December 31, 2018Publisher:Dedalus LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910213896

ISBN - 13:9781910213896


Editorial Reviews

'This translation of The Green Face evokes a brooding, pre-first world war Amsterdam of ghettos, refugees and religious cults. The novel can be read on many levels, something which no doubt contributed to its longevity.'Eric Hidrew in The Leeds Guide