The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse
Bettina von Arnim Gisela von Arnim Grimm Lisa Ohm
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Appearing for the first time in English, this delightful story of the adventures of twelve young girls will appeal to readers of all ages Gritta, neglected by her father, is uprooted when her new stepmother insists she enter a convent school Strictly supervised by the nun Sequestra, Gritta slips into melancholy A mishandled bird, however, awakens Gritta to the realizatiAppearing for the first time in English, this delightful story of the adventures of twelve young girls will appeal to readers of all ages Gritta, neglected by her father, is uprooted when her new stepmother insists she enter a convent school Strictly supervised by the nun Sequestra, Gritta slips into melancholy A mishandled bird, however, awakens Gritta to the realization that she and her friends must flee their walled in life Following her heart and employing her wits, Gritta leads the escape The runaway girls are eventually shipwrecked near the principality of Sumbona They establish a Robinson Crusoe like existence and later found their own cloister Their community is sustained by the industry and talents of each of the girls Mayeli paints, Harmony composes, and Wildberry, an herbalist, learns nature s secrets and gains access to supernatural powers that will guarantee the future of the community Gritta chooses to marry Prince Bonus of Sumbona, but when she sees the twelve cells in the cloister, she realizes with a pang of longing that she will never occupy the one meant for her This enchanting tale, coauthored in the early 1840s by Gisela von Arnim Grimm and her mother, Bettine von Arnim, lay undiscovered in an archive for nearly a century Through humor and delicate satire, the authors criticize the place of women and children in nineteenth century German society.
  • Title: The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse
  • Author: Bettina von Arnim Gisela von Arnim Grimm Lisa Ohm
  • ISBN: 9780803296206
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback

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Matt Jan 16, 2019 - 11:39 AM
Wow. That was quite some trip. I would like to rate this higher, but honestly I can't. I wish there were different categories to rate for. But before I come to the book I like to tell you something elseAbout the authorsThis book was written by Bettina von Arnim together with her daughter Gisela von Arnim. Gisela was 12 or 13 years old when the book was published in 1840. Bettina von Arnim was a well known 19th century writer. So famous, in fact, that her face made it not only onto a stamp but al [...]
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lisa_emily Jan 16, 2019 - 11:39 AM
From Publishers Weekly:"Written in the early 1840s, this unusual German Bildungsroman-fairy tale was long passed over for publication owing to the difficulty of authenticating its authorship, its missing final pages (finally rediscovered in 1986) and its strong feminist bent. The narrative's underlying satirical commentary on the role of girls and women in 19th-century Germany portrays men, aristocrats and commoners alike, as weak and intellectually inferior to females."A fairy tale where the gi [...]
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Robin Jan 16, 2019 - 11:39 AM
I know this book has strong messages and themes about the role of women, but overall, the best part about this book for me was how it re-instilled a love for German fairy tales.
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Sarah Jan 16, 2019 - 11:39 AM
A curious, meandering, disjointed little German tale that was compilation between an author and her teenage daughter.
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The Life of High Countess Gritta von Ratsinourhouse By Bettina von Arnim Gisela von Arnim Grimm Lisa Ohm Appearing for the first time in English, this delightful story of the adventures of twelve young girls will appeal to readers of all ages Gritta, neglected by her father, is uprooted when her new stepmother insists she enter a convent school Strictly supervised by the nun Sequestra, Gritta slips into melancholy A mishandled bird, however, awakens Gritta to the realizatiAppearing for the first time in English, this delightful story of the adventures of twelve young girls will appeal to readers of all ages Gritta, neglected by her father, is uprooted when her new stepmother insists she enter a convent school Strictly supervised by the nun Sequestra, Gritta slips into melancholy A mishandled bird, however, awakens Gritta to the realization that she and her friends must flee their walled in life Following her heart and employing her wits, Gritta leads the escape The runaway girls are eventually shipwrecked near the principality of Sumbona They establish a Robinson Crusoe like existence and later found their own cloister Their community is sustained by the industry and talents of each of the girls Mayeli paints, Harmony composes, and Wildberry, an herbalist, learns nature s secrets and gains access to supernatural powers that will guarantee the future of the community Gritta chooses to marry Prince Bonus of Sumbona, but when she sees the twelve cells in the cloister, she realizes with a pang of longing that she will never occupy the one meant for her This enchanting tale, coauthored in the early 1840s by Gisela von Arnim Grimm and her mother, Bettine von Arnim, lay undiscovered in an archive for nearly a century Through humor and delicate satire, the authors criticize the place of women and children in nineteenth century German society.

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