Theodor Fontane

Fontane (1883), painting by [[Carl Breitbach]] Theodor Fontane (; 30 December 1819 – 20 September 1898) was a German novelist and poet, regarded by many as the most important 19th-century German-language realist author. Fontane is known as a writer of realism, not only because he was conscientious about the factual accuracy of details in fictional scenes, but also because he depicted his characters in terms of what they said or did and refrained from overtly imputing motives to them. He published the first of his novels, for which he is best known today, only at age 58 after a career as a journalist. His novels delve into topics that were more or less taboo for discussion in the polite society of Fontane's day, including marital infidelity, class differences, urban vs. rural differences, abandonment of children, and suicide. His novels sold well during his lifetime and several have been adapted for film or audio works. His characters range from lower-middle class to Prussian nobility.

Fontane's novels are known for their complex, often sceptical view of society in the German empire; he shows different social and political parts of society meeting and sometimes clashing. Other trademarks of Fontane's work are their strongly drawn female characters (such as ''Effi Briest'' and ''Frau Jenny Treibel''), tender irony and vivid conversations between characters. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Fontane, Theodor
    Published 1984
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    by Fontane, Theodor
    Published 1990
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    by Fontane, Theodor
    Published 1990
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    Published 1990
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    by Fontane, Theodor
    Published 2003
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    by Fontane, Theodor 1819 - 1898
    Published 1954
    Book
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    by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898
    Published 1969
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    by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898
    Published 1975
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    by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898
    Published 1968
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    by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898
    Published 1976
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    by Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898
    Published 1992
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