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Theodor Fontane

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Effi Briest Summary

Effi Briest tells the story of a young Prussian girl in the 1880s, who marries a rising politician incapable of love, loses everything in the aftermath of a brief affair, and makes peace with leaving too brief a life early.

Seventeen-year-old, free-spirited Effi Briest lives happily in the quiet Prussian town of Hohen-Cremmen. She agrees to marry her mother's 38-year-old ex-suitor, a rising politician in Eastern Pomerania. Hectic preparations include shopping in Berlin for a...

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