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L'Adultera by Theodor Fontane
By: (1819-1898)

L'Adultera by Theodor Fontane is a powerful and engaging novel that explores the complexities of love, marriage, and betrayal. Set against the backdrop of 19th century Berlin, the story follows the character of Effi Briest, a young woman who finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage with a much older man.

Fontane's writing is both eloquent and insightful, capturing the nuances of human emotions and relationships with precision. The characters are vividly drawn, each with their own flaws and desires that drive the narrative forward. Effi's internal struggle between duty and passion is particularly compelling, as she grapples with the consequences of her illicit affair.

The themes of societal expectations, gender roles, and the fragility of marriage are all expertly woven into the narrative, making for a thought-provoking read. Fontane's keen observations of human nature and his ability to delve into the complexities of the human heart make L'Adultera a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today.

Overall, L'Adultera is a beautifully written and emotionally resonant novel that will stay with readers long after they've turned the last page. Fontane's masterful storytelling and deep understanding of the human experience make this a must-read for fans of classic literature.

Book Description:
Die Novelle L'Adultera (d.h. die Ehebrecherin; erschienen 1880) ist ein frühes Werk von Theodor Fontane. Es behandelt das gleiche Thema wie der spätere Roman Effi Briest (1894): Eine junge Frau mit einem viel älteren Mann, den sie nicht eigentlich liebt. L'Adultera beruht auf einem Vorfall in der Berliner Gesellschaft um 1874. Die Erzählung geht etwas versöhnlicher aus als Effi Briest.

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