The Black Spider (Paperback)

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By Jeremias Gotthelf, H. M. Waidson (Translator)
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After one of their own members repeatedly fails to live up to a pact with the Devil, a petty and morally bankrupt village community is terrorized by a succession of deadly black spiders. First published in 1842, this haunting cautionary novella shrewdly dissects the iniquitous social dynamics of rural life through the use of dark satire and realism.

About the Author

Jeremias Gotthelf (17971854), the pen name for Albert Bitzius, was a Swiss novelist and short story writer. H.M. Waidson has previously translated the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as well as other German and Swiss authors."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781847491084
ISBN-10: 1847491081
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Oneworld Classics