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Undine

Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué

Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldbrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldbrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldbrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 8m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:31