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Alraune" by Hanns Heinz Ewers is a captivating and unsettling tale that delves into the dark side of human nature. The story follows the creation of a woman named Alraune, who is born from a mandrake root and possesses a demonic beauty that can drive men to madness. As Alraune grows up, her irresistible allure wreaks havoc on those around her, leading to tragic consequences.

Ewers' writing is intense and atmospheric, drawing the reader into a world filled with passion, obsession, and cruelty. The character of Alraune is both seductive and sinister, making her a fascinating and complex protagonist. The novel skillfully explores themes of desire, power, and the destructive force of unchecked ambition.

Overall, "Alraune" is a haunting and thought-provoking read that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page. Fans of gothic horror and psychological thrillers will find much to appreciate in this classic tale of beauty and betrayal.

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Ein Professor, der gemeinsam mit seinem Assistenzarzt ein medizinisches Versuchslabor betreibt. Eine Zeugung ohne Geschlechtsakt und schließlich jenes geheimnisvolle Wesen - Alraune genannt - das bei diesem Vorgang entsteht. Dort wo sie wandelt, hinterlässt sie eine blutige Spur. Wer ihr begegnet, dem führt sie verhängnisvoll den eigenen Schatten vor Augen.
In diesem Meisterstück fantastischer Fiktion bietet Hanns Heinz Ewers eine wilde Melange aus Blutdurst, erotischer Szenerie und Obsession. Definitiv nichts für zarte Gemüter! - Summary by Alkahest

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