19th-Century German Stories
Web editions for language learning & literary study

Wilhelm Busch   (1832-1908)
             Max und Moritz / Max and Moritz   (1865)

Adelens Spaziergang (1864)
Das Bad am Samstagabend (1867)
Hans Huckebein (1867)
Das Pusterohr / The Blowgun (1867)
Eine unangenehme Überraschung (1863)

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff   (1797-1848)
             Die Judenbuche / The Jews' Beech-Tree   (1842)

Joseph von Eichendorff   (1788-1857)
             Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts / From the Life of a Good-for-Nothing   (1826)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   (1749-1832)
             Das Märchen / A Fairy Tale   (1795)
             Novelle / Novella   (1826)
              

Jeremias Gotthelf   (1797-1854)
             Der Besenbinder von Rychiswyl / The Broommaker of Rychiswyl   (1851)
             Elsi, die seltsame Magd / Elsi, the unusual Farm Maid   (1843)
             Wie Joggeli eine Frau sucht / How Joggeli Seeks a Wife   (1840)

Die Brüder Grimm / The Grimm Brothers
         (Jakob Grimm: 1785-1863, Wilhem Grimm: 1786-1859)
             Haus- und Kindermärchen / Fairy Tales for Home and Nursery   (1812-1857)
                       
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E.T.A. Hoffmann   (1776-1822)
             Das Fräulein von Scuderi / Mlle de Scuderi   (1819)
             Das Märchen vom harten Nuß / The Story of the Hard Nut   (1819)
             Rat Krespel / Councillor Krespel   (1819)
             Der Sandmann / The Sandman  (1817)

Heinrich Hoffmann   (1809-1894)
Struwwelpeter   (1844)


Gottfried Keller   (1819-1890)
             Das Tanzlegendchen / A Little Legend of the Dance   (1872)

Heinrich von Kleist   (1777-1811)
             Anekdote aus dem letzten preußischen Krieg   (1810)
             Das Bettelweib von Locarno / The Beggar Woman of Locarno   (1810)

Novalis   (1772-1801)
             Hyazinth und Rosenblütchen / Hyacinth and Roseblossom   (1798)

Friedrich Schiller   (1759-1805)
             Spiel des Schicksals / The Sport of Destiny   (1786)
             Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre   (1786)
              

Ludwig Tieck   (1773-1853)
             Der blonde Eckbert / Fair Eckbert   (1796)


This site has offered since 1994 a growing selection of short narrative works in German from the late 18th to the end of the 19th centuries, featuring verified texts from documented editions and, whenever possible, English translations. To encourage better Web cataloging and instructional use, the encoding process is IMS compatible. The Web editions are based on principles and technologies discussed on theLanguage Interactive Web site. Feedback is welcomed.

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Virginia Commonwealth University