The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 04 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 573 pages of information about The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 04.


  Lonely Ride.  By Hans Thoma.

  Jean Paul.  By E. Hader.

  Bridal Procession.  By Ludwig Richter.

Wilhelm von Humboldt.  By Franz Krueger.

  The University of Berlin.

  A Hermit watering Horses.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  A Wanderer looks into a Landscape.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  The Chapel in the Forest.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  August Wilhelm Schlegel.

  Caroline Schlegel.

  Friedrich Schlegel.  By E. Hader.

  The Creation.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  Novalis.  By Eduard Eichens.

  The Queen of Night.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  Friedrich Hoelderlin.  By E. Hader.

  Ludwig Tieck.  By Vogel von Vogelstein.

  Puss in Boots.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  Dance of the Elves.  By Moritz von Schwind.

  Heinrich von Kleist.

  Sarcophagus of Queen Louise in the Mausoleum at Charlottenburg.  By
    Christian Rauch.

  The Royal Castle at Berlin.

  Statue of the Great Elector.  By Andreas Schlueter.


From this volume on, an attempt will be made to bring out, in the illustrations, certain broad tendencies of German painting in the nineteenth century, parallel to the literary development here represented.  There will be few direct illustrations of the subject matter of the text.  Instead, each volume will be dominated, as far as possible, by a master, or a group of masters, whose works offer an artistic analogy to the character and spirit of the works of literature contained in it.  Volumes IV and V, for instance, being devoted to German Romantic literature of the early nineteenth century, will present at the same time selections from the work of two of the foremost Romantic painters of Germany:  Moritz von Schwind and Ludwig Richter.  It is hoped that in this way the German classics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will shed a not unwelcome side-light upon the development of modern German art.

Kuno Francke.


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By Benjamin W. Wells, Ph.D.

Author of Modern German Literature.

“The Spring and I came into the world together,” Jean Paul liked to tell his friends when in later days of comfort and fame he looked back on his early years.  He was, in fact, born on the first day (March 21) and at almost the first hour of the Spring of 1763 at Wunsiedel in the Fichtelgebirge, the very heart of Germany.  The boy was christened Johann Paul Friedrich Richter.  His parents called him Fritz.  It was not till 1793 that, with a thought of Jean Jacques Rousseau, he called himself Jean Paul.

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