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Der Schimmelreiter (1888), here translated as The Dykemaster, is one of the most celebrated works of classic German fiction. Denis Jackson's new translation, the first for many years, sets out to recreate the full impact of Theodor Storm's masterpiece.

The Dykemaster is the tale of a visionary young north Frisian Deichgraf of the eighteenth century, creator of a new form of dyke. The short-sighted and self-seeking community with which he is at odds turns him into a phantom, seen riding his grey along the dyke whenever the sea threatens to break through. The rationalistic storyteller, in a sophisticated narrative structure, belongs to a later age, and what he relates is a veiled critique of the dyke officials of his own day.

The eerie west Schleswig-Holstein coast, with its vast hallucinatory tidal flats, hushed polders and terrifying North Sea, is the setting for a tale which grips from first page to last with its dynamic tensions and shifts of focus, mood and pace. Storm's dense narrative further invites the reader to ask whether progress is possible, how the historical record is established, what parts are played by the rational and the irrational in human existence.

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Title details

Series Angel Classics Title The Dykemaster
Subject German Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2009 Authors Theodor Storm / Denis Jackson
Binding Paperback Pages 192
Size(mm) 130x197 Weight (gms) 185
ESB Code 55918 ISBN 9780946162543
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 18/08/2022 if you order today
  Price £9.95

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