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Effi Briest (abridged)

Theodor Fontane

Effi Briest is a classic of Prussian Realism, relatively unknown in the English speaking world, but widely taught in German schools. This tragic tale tells the story of Effi, a young woman from an old and respectable family who, due to a sense of duty, marries Geert von Instetten, a much older Prussian official. The tragedy unfolds as a consequence of Instetten's strict following of his duties in society in response to his wife's indiscretions.Thomas Mann once wrote that if one's library had to be reduced to six books, Effi Briest should be one of them. (Summary by Margaret )

Effi Briest is a classic of Prussian Realism, relatively unknown in the English speaking world, but widely taught in German schools. This tragic tale tells the story of Effi, a young woman from an old and respectable family who, due to a sense of duty, marries Geert von Instetten, a much older Prussian official. The tragedy unfolds as a consequence of Instetten's strict following of his duties in society in response to his wife's indiscretions.Thomas Mann once wrote that if one's library had to be reduced to six books, Effi Briest should be one of them. (Summary by Margaret )
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Effi Briest is a classic of Prussian Realism, relatively unknown in the English speaking world, but widely taught in German schools. This tragic tale tells the story of Effi, a young woman from an old and respectable family who, due to a sense of duty, marries Geert von Instetten, a much older Prussian official. The tragedy unfolds as a consequence of Instetten's strict following of his duties in society in response to his wife's indiscretions.Thomas Mann once wrote that if one's library had to be reduced to six books, Effi Briest should be one of them. (Summary by Margaret )

Language:

English

Narrators:

Margaret Espaillat

Length:

8h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:10