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Fontane, Theodor 1819-1898

Works: 7,652 works in 23,830 publications in 28 languages and 130,232 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Didactic fiction  Juvenile works  Stories in rhyme  Novels  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Authors, German 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Librettist, Honoree, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Translator, htt, Lyricist, Composer, Artist, Recipient, Dedicatee, wst, wat, Actor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illuminator, Originator, Dedicator
Classifications: PT1863, 833.8
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Most widely held works by Theodor Fontane
Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane( Book )

1,358 editions published between 1894 and 2021 in 25 languages and held by 6,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After marrying a Baron twice her age and moving to a remote Baltic port, Effi Briest begins an affair that threatens to ruin her marriage and her life
Delusions, confusions ; and, the Poggenpuhl family by Theodor Fontane( Book )

514 editions published between 1197 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1870s Berlin, an aristocratic officer in a glamorous cavalry regiment and a seamstress supporting herself and her invalid foster-mother with piecework defy convention by falling seriously in love."--Page 4 of cover
The stechlin by Theodor Fontane( Book )

540 editions published between 1009 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author pioneered the German novel of manners and upper-class society, following a trend in European fiction of the period. This is his last book and his political testament. It is set at the apex of the Wilhelmine era, both in Berlin and on the estate of a Prussian Junker on the shores of Lake Stechlin. It is a significant historical and cultural document, and portrays the best in the life and ways of the passing Prussian aristocracy, while describing his hopes for the future of Germany and its nobility
Jenny Treibel by Theodor Fontane( Book )

457 editions published between 1893 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his satirically humorous society novel "Frau Jenny Treibel", which was published in 1892, Fontane unmasked the main characters in their selfish intrigues clearly enough as sentimental, conceited or downright pragmatic. Nevertheless, one can smile with sympathy towards the characters who come to such refreshing conclusions as: "Money is nonsense."--Goodreads
Beyond recall (Unwiederbringlich) by Theodor Fontane( Book )

246 editions published between 1892 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract, and Helmut Holk and Christine Arne, the appealing married couple at the center of this engrossing book by one of Germany's greatest novelists, could not be less alike. Christine is a serious soul from a devout background. She is brooding and beautiful and devoted to her husband and their two children. Helmut is lighthearted and pleasure-loving and largely content to defer to his wife's deeper feelings and better wisdom. They live in a beautiful large house overlooking the sea, which they built themselves, and have been happily married for twenty-three years--only of late a certain tension has crept into their dealings with each other. Little jokes, casual endearments, long-meditated plans: they all hit a raw nerve. How a couple can slowly drift apart, until one day they find themselves in a situation which is nothing they ever wished for but from which they cannot go back, is at the heart of this timeless story of everyday life. Theodor Fontane's great gift is to tell the story effectively in his characters' own words, listening to how they talk and fail to talk to each other, watching them turn away from their own true feelings as much as from each other. Irretrievable is a nuanced, affectionate, enormously sophisticated, and profoundly humane reckoning with the blindness of love. --
The woman taken in adultery, and, the Poggenpuhl family by Theodor Fontane( Book )

209 editions published between 1882 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fontane's novella The Woman Taken in Adultery (1882) is remarkable not least for its portrayal, in wealthy, stultifying Berlin society in the 1880s, of an adultery with a happy ending. The story was inspired by a celebrated contemporary scandal and tells of Melanie van der Straaten and her affair with Rubehn, the young protege of Melanie's eccentric and good-humoured husband Ezel. By contrast The Poggenpuhl Family (1896), a late masterpiece, centres on a birthday party given for Frau von Poggenpuhl and brilliantly evokes the lives of an aristocratic Berlin family struggling in genteel poverty. Theodor Fontane is one of nineteenth-century Germany's foremost stylists, and in these two short fictions his vivid portraiture and unforced dialogue, his mastery of understatement and emotional nuance are found to perfection."--Goodreads
A man of honor (Schach von Wuthenow) by Theodor Fontane( Book )

229 editions published between 1882 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the weaknesses of the Prussian upper class
Before the storm : a novel of the winter of 1812-13 by Theodor Fontane( Book )

226 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en las navidades de 1812 a 1813, Antes de la Tormenta (1878) es la gran novela alemana sobre las invasiones napolen̤icas y la consiguiente reaccin̤ de la nobleza rural prusiana ante tal evento. Pero a diferencia de la monumentalidad de la rusa Guerra y Paz, con la que sin embargo guarda ms̀ de una similitud, la obra de Theodor Fontane destaca por su domesticidad, se basa en cuidados cuadros intimistas y conversaciones en los salones de unas casas nobles, la taberna del pueblo, las aulas de la Universidad de Berln̕ o una sociedad estudiantil
Cécile by Theodor Fontane( Book )

213 editions published between 1886 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first English translation of a mature work by the greatest German novelist of the nineteenth century, a brilliant portrait of a female in a starkly male-dominated society. A story of mutual sexual attraction at a fashionable spa moves to a grim climax among the high-society fringe of Berlin. Given the author's sympathy with the position of a woman in a man's world, and the setting of the new German capital of Berlin, this is as relevant today as when it was first written
Stine by Theodor Fontane( Book )

203 editions published between 1890 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le demi-monde berlinois des années 1890, le conte Waldemar, jeune homme grave et sentimental, s'éprend de Stine, la soeur cadette d'une courtisane, pure jeune fille qui gagne sa vie en brodant. Il voudrait l'épouser et partir avec elle en Amérique. Mais sa famille s'oppose à cette mésalliance et Stine, elle-même, refuse de le suivre
Die Poggenpuhls : Roman by Theodor Fontane( Book )

167 editions published between 1896 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the novel and criticism
Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg by Theodor Fontane( Book )

243 editions published between 1862 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Ribbeck of Ribbeck of Havelland by Theodor Fontane( Book )

77 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Ribbeck finds a method of sharing the produce of his pear tree even after his death
Mathilde Möhring. Auf Grund der Handschrift by Theodor Fontane( Book )

142 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ach, Tilde, du rechnest immer alles aus, aber du kannst auch falsch rechnen. Die Warnung der Berliner Buchhalterwitwe Möhring scheint überflüssig zu sein. Mit Kalkül gewinnt ihre unscheinbare Tochter den Untermieter Hugo Großmann für sich und ihre ehrgeizigen Pläne
Unterm Birnbaum by THEODOR FONTANE( Book )

115 editions published between 1885 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodor Fontane hat immer wieder über die menschlichen Abgründe geschrieben. Sein Klassiker "Unterm Birnbaum" beschreibt die Ängste seiner Protagonisten, ihre verzweifelten Taten und deren unheiligen Konsequenzen. Die Hamburger Comiczeichnerin Birgit Weyhe hat mit expressivem Strich und einzigartigem Sinn für Bildsprache ein modernes Meisterwerk daraus gemacht
Unterm Birnbaum by Theodor Fontane( Book )

128 editions published between 1885 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcher Tote liegt nun eigentlich unter den vielberedeten Birnbaum, und was hat das in der Oder treibende Fuhrwerk mit dem verschwundenen Reisenden einer Krakauer Weinfirma zu tun? Einmal in Gang gesetzt, wird der Kreislauf von Irreführung und Selsttäuschung zur tödlichen Falle
Meine Kinderjahre : autobiographischer Roman by Theodor Fontane( )

11 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Damals aber, als ich in Haus und Hof umherspielte und draußen meine Schlachten schlug, damals war ich unschuldigen Herzens und geweckten Geistes gewesen, voll Anlauf und Aufschwung, ein richtiger Junge, guter Leute Kind. Alles war Poesie." Mit allen Sinnen zurück in die zauberhafte Welt der Kindheit: Theodor Fontane erinnert sich an die Geborgenheit im Elternhaus, an Feste und Freuden, an die Zeit und ihre besondere Magie. Sein autobiographischer Roman ist ein reines Lesevergnügen
Sämtliche Werke by Theodor Fontane( )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grete Minde, nach einer altmärkischen Chronik by Theodor Fontane( Book )

66 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quitt : Roman by Theodor Fontane( Book )

63 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in German and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dem aufrechten Häuslersohn Lehnert Menz, des Wilderns überführt, bleibt nur noch die Flucht aus der Heimat, der Weg ins Exil. In Nordamerika findet er einer Mennoitengemeinde Aufnahme, deren Mitglieder unabhängig von der Verschiedenheit ihrer Bekenntnisse und Anschauungen in einer demokratischen Republik im kleinen leben. Diese Gemeinschaft mit utopischen Zügen wird vom Autor deutlich als Gegensatz zu den preußischen Zuständen seiner Zeit entworfen
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.00 for Sir Ribbec ... to 0.84 for Stine / ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Effi Briest
Delusions, confusions ; and, the Poggenpuhl familyThe stechlinJenny TreibelBeyond recall (Unwiederbringlich)The woman taken in adultery, and, the Poggenpuhl familyA man of honor (Schach von Wuthenow)CécileDie Poggenpuhls : Roman
Alternative Names
Fengtana, Taiaoduoer 1819-1898


Fontane, Heinrich Theodor

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Fontāne, T. (Teodors), 1819-1898

Fontane, Teodoa

Fontāne, Tēodoa 1819-1898

Fontane, Teodor

Fontane, Teodor 1819-1898

Fontanė Teodoras

Fontanė, Teodoras 1819-1898

Fontane, Teodors

Fontāne, Teodors 1819-1898

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Fontāne, Teodōru 1819-1898

Fontane Th.

Fontane, Th 1819-1898

Fontane Theodor

Fontane, Theodor Krieg, 1866

Fontane, Théodore

Fontane Théodore 1819-1898

Fontane zum Vergrügen

Fonṭaneh, Teʾodor 1819-1898

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Theodorus Fontane

Τέοντορ Φοντάν Γερμανός λογοτέχνης

Τέοντορ Φοντάνε Γερμανός λογοτέχνης

Теодор Фонтане немецкий писатель

Теодор Фонтане німецький письменник

Фонтане Т. 1819-1898

Фонтане Теодор

Фонтане, Теодор 1819-1898

Թեոդոր Ֆոնտանե

פונטאנה, תיאודור

פונטאנה, תיאודור 1819-1898

תאודור פונטאנה

تيودور فونتانه

تئودور فونتانه داروساز، نویسنده، و شاعر آلمانی

თეოდორ ფონტანე

테오도어 폰타네

폰타네, 데오도르 1819-1898

폰타네, 테오도르 1819-1898

폰타네, 테오도어 1819-1898



フォンターネ, テーオドア

フォンターネ, テーオドア 1819-1898

フォンターネ, テーオドル 1819-1898


台奥多尔·冯塔纳 德国作家、诗人

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