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Return to Book Page. Preview — The Ghost-seer by Friedrich Schiller. The Ghost-seer by Friedrich Schiller. Thrillingly held together by its dramatic plot and lavish, operatic setting, it is a multi-layered fiction of deceptive simplicity.
For a rich young prince and his loyal companion, Venice promises nothing but unfettered pleasure—until they encounter a mysterious masked Armenian who delivers them a strange prophecy. Friedrich von Schiller is one of the leading figures of 18th-century German literature, most famous for his dramatic works The Robbers, Mary Stuart, and William Tell. Paperbackpages. Published February 1st by Hesperus Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Ghost-seerplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Obviously, I’m way behind in everything in life, including posting about the books I’ve read within the last few weeks. If not, read on. These asteris Obviously, I’m way behind in everything in life, including posting about the books I’ve read within the last few weeks. These asterisks, by the way, are not a signal to read something at the end of this post — Schiller just doesn’t hand out full names to his characters.
There are many reasons why any serious fan of dark fiction should read this little gem, but one of the biggest is that according to several sources, it is the book that gave rise to a particular subset of popular gothic literature, at least in Germany, “works intended to expose the machinations of secret societies,” from Ziolkowski’s Lure of the Arcane: In fact, since The Man Who Sees Ghosts was left unfinished, a number of people used it as a basis to write their own completed gothic versions, starting as early as Schiller sets his novel in Venice, which at the time was a political powerhouse.
The book revolves around the unnamed, asterisked Prince, who hails from a German state but is currently in Venice, waiting for money from home so he can return. There he lives a very unambitious and quiet life, going around incognito, avoiding all forms of extravagance.
His life takes a major turn when one day, he notices he is being followed by a man in the mask of an Armenian, who eventually sits down with him in the Piazza San Marco and delivers a cryptic and ultimately prophetic message.
The Prince shakes it off, but when the situation in the Prince’s family come to a crisis, he is forced to take stock of this strange, masked character. One night while in a gaming establishment, the Prince gets into it with an unknown-to-him very powerful man, which sparks a visit to the State Inquisition, where he watches the same man quite literally lose his head. The Prince is still sort of stuck in Venice and can’t leave, so he and his retinue take a trip where they become involved in a bizarre seance with an odd man known as “The Sicilian”, who, according to several accounts I’ve read, was modeled after the furtive true-life alchemist and occultist Caliogostro, aka Joseph Balsamo.
When fate steps in and the Prince is allowed to question this strange man, what he discovers will turn his world on its head, and the consequences will ultimately have tremendous implications for the Prince, his closest advisors, and had the story continued, most likely for the balance of power in Europe.
This novel should not be missed by anyone who is into Gothic literature, literature involving secret societies, and stories of political intrigue. There is also much in this short book about religion and mysticism during the Enlightenment. Bloody Mary Bu kitapla ne dinlenir: In this work, The Ghost-seerby Friedrich von Schiller, exists an incredible force, almost supernatural, that impels the reader into a sinister world of appearances, where the senses only fail and are even complicit, acting to deceive.
The plot surges effortlessly forward to its natural and decisive end. The hero, a young prince, and his group chance upon a mysterious man of vague origin, who somehow holds them in his domination by his omniscient and omnipotence manner.
He is like a dark angel w In this work, The Ghost-seerby Friedrich von Schiller, exists an incredible force, almost supernatural, that impels the reader into a sinister world of appearances, where the senses only fail and are even complicit, acting to deceive.
He is like a dark angel with an equal capacity to do good or evil, for reasons which lie outside man’s comprehension. The conclusion is as surprising as each and every episode in the whole story. Schiller’s prose is, like his fellow Romatics, alluring and powerful, a work of sheer beauty. The imagery he creates through setting and plot is nothing short of astonishing. It casts a spell which can not be broken until the very end when the mystery is known to all.
Apr 02, Janez rated it really liked it Shelves: Schiller’s only novel is masterfully written. On the other hand, given the logical explanation in the novel, there can be none mystery whatsoever. Set in the luxuriant and decadent Venice Schiller’s only novel is masterfully written.
Set in the luxuriant and decadent Venice of the 18th century one of the biggest brothels and casinos in Europe at the timepolitical and religious elements, intermingling inevitably, are present, although they are not in the plain sight. Schiller’s Ghost-seer, with all its intricacies, strongly reminds me of Henry James’ The turn of the Screw. If one has enjoyed the latter, one is sure to enjoy the former too.
Nov 05, Cheryl rated it it was ok. Starts off interesting, then it lost my interest. Abandoned at half-way mark. May 02, Brenda Ayala rated it it was ok Shelves: This was super boring after the first third. Essentially we already know who is stalking our prince so it eliminated most of the mystery.
Plus, I had no idea it was unfinished when I started to read it. I could have done without reading this book. Der zweite Teil besteht aus Briefen, und hier merkt man schon, wie Schiller die Lust an dem Werk verloren hat. Verschiedene Lesarten werden ebenso in einem Anhang angeboten wie einige sehr knappe Anmerkungen. Diese Story hat alles, was zu ihrer Entstehungszeit hip war: Auch der thematische Dauerbrenner Love Interest fehlt nicht.
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Mar 25, Wreade rated it it scjiller ok Shelves: Mystery story, a little bit like a Columbo episode in that you know who the victim is and the villain its just about finding out the how and why. The victim the Prince is a minor royal and comes across a bit like a Kardashian, only known for his name and his social actions.
There’s some nice critique of celebrity culture. Ultimately though it is unfinis Mystery story, a little bit like a Columbo episode in that you know who the victim is and the villain its just about finding out the how and why. Ultimately though it is unfinished so i’ve deducted a star for that as unlike Kafka’s ‘The Castle’ it does suffer from its unfinished state.
An intensely capturing story that keeps you gripping both your seat and your book. Being a big Schiller devotee but not having read any of his works other than revisiting already known ones, I find it wonderful to see the master at his work again. A special mention goes to the philosophical discussion that is added after the main events. A very beautifully written mono- dialogue. Apr 22, Laura rated it it was amazing.
Others believed that the Gothic reflected an increased interest in the occult, the necessary shadow side of an Age of Reason. Writings in the Gothic, as much as they depicted the irrational and the unknown, echoed the fear and paranoia that set across Europe, notably in Britain, when Revolution struck France.
In Germany, What a read. In Germany, this terror found expression in the depiction of secret societies in literature.
It was believed that secret societies had fomented the rise of the French Revolution. Here is one gem written in this period and which would influence future writers well into the 19th century.
An unfinished story, it nevertheless made a strong impact on me. I was drawn both by the suspenseful supernatural tone and the elegant writing style.
I read it in one sitting and could not put it down as I found the writing captivating. In short, a Protestant German prince undergoes utter moral and financial downfall through the machinations dl a secret society.
Their conspiracy – to bring about his conversion to Catholicism for political reasons – bears fruit, as the downtrodden prince is driven to seek protection from the Catholic Church. Shadowing this tale is a mysterious Armenian figure with the ability to bring forth apparitions and predict the future. The story scniller in the casino like playground of 18th century Venice, an oriental backdrop at the time of writing, a setting ripe for visionrio and mystery.
Oct 19, Vatroslav Herceg rated it really liked it. To je ta spona manirizma i romantizma. Postmodernizam i romantizam su produkti manirizma. Iluminati su u Schillerovo vrijeme bili suprostavljeni isusovcima. No kakve ovo ima veze s romanom? Navedni lik je, uz lik pohotog redovnika, temeljni tipizirani lik gotskog romana. Odmak od gotskoj romana je i nepostojanje erotskih scena, nema perverznih misli i radnji, za razliku od “Rukopisa”, “Eliksira” te “Dvorca Otranto”.
Guglajte i sam pojam eneagram. Sdhiller zweiten Teil aus Schillers Feder gibt es nicht. Dieser einzige Roman des Dichters blieb unvollendet” Schiller! Die Schauerroman-Abschnitte sind schauerlich, die philosophischen Aspekte sind philosophisch und wie von Schille “Anmerkung: Vor allem mehr Schauerelemente.