Page extent: 300
ISBN: 9781840021233
Binding: PaperBack

Kleist: Three Plays

Heinrich Von Kleist

Translated by Noel Clark
PaperBack (13 Apr 2000)

Includes the plays Prince Friedrich von Homburg, The Broken Pitcher and Ordeal by Fire

Heinrich von Kleist committed suicide in 1811. His masterpiece, Prince Friedrich von Homburg, is set in the world of Prussian militarism. The young cavalry general of the title achieves swift victory in the field, only to be sentenced to death for rash disobedience. In the comedy, The Broken Pitcher, a visiting judge comes to inspect a small village and finds it rife with corruption. Ordeal by Fire is a beguiling piece about the mysterious love of an armour-repairer’s daughter for a young travelling knight.

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ISBN13 9781840021233
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 300