Effie Briest by Fontaner, T

Effie Briest by Fontaner, T

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ISBN 9780199675647

Publisher: Oxford World's Classics 2015

255 Pages

Soft cover

Seventeen-year-old Effi Briest is steered by her parents into marriage with an ambitious bureaucrat, twenty years her senior. He takes her from her home to a remote provincial town on the Baltic coast of Prussia where she is isolated, bored, and prey to superstitious fears. She drifts into a half-hearted affair with a manipulative, womanizing officer, which ends when her husband is transferred to Berlin. Years later, events are triggered that will have profound consequences for Effi and her family.