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He was, he felt, to all, an outsider; and the shadowless man, Peter Schlemihl, the unfortunate fool who sells his shadow to the grey man in exchange for a bottomless purse, comes to represent himself: Rather than getting back his shadow, he trades his riches for a pair of seven-league boots and travels the world in search of a place where he will be accepted without a shadow.

It brought him, however, to the notice of many of the literary celebrities of the day and established his reputation as a rising poet. All in all, the story basically turns around the concept of SHADOW which refers on one hand, in a Neoplatonic way, to the spirit the conscience and on the other hand, in a Christian way, to the soul itself feelings.

He becomes engaged to a woman whom he loves greatly but his secret comes out and he is chased from the city. His family was shortly thereafter permitted to return to France; he remained in Germany and continued his military career.

Ich sah ihn voller Furcht stier an, und war wie ein Vogel, den eine Schlange gebannt hat. Let alone that they would ostracize you for it.


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A catholic among Protestants, a Protestant among Catholics, a Jacobin among aristocrats, an aristocrat among democrats. From now on he is infinitely rich, but without shadow and his life will soon turn out to be miserable.

Don’t buy this cheap-ass edition. In the summer of the eventful year,he wrote the prose narrative Peter Schlemihl, the man who sold his shadow. On his return in he was made custodian of the botanical gardens in Berlin, and was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences, and wundsrsame he married his friend Hitzig’s foster daughter Antonie Piaste Schlemihl realises that something is off the beam, so he does not accept, although the devil keeps on pushing and allures him through different methods.

Ich erkannte gleich den Mann am Glanze seiner wohlbeleibten Selbstzufriedenheit. But most of all, the theme. The prose is rather typical for the time I would say.

I am not a fan of Peter Wortsman either any longer as I feel he takes too many liberties in his translations. But Schlemihl wouldn’t have felt any loss if it weren’t for the outside world pointing it out to him. Chamisso must have read both Chretien de Troyes and Wolfrom von Eschenbach’s grail stories. Schlemihl himself comes to demonstrate remarkable wisdom in his resistance of the devil, even after his initial folly of the sale of his shadow.

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How the devil appears to the character under the image of an innocent, old man w Once I started reading it, I couldn’t let it go off my hand. Wood, Jamesed. Open Preview See a Problem? There are some wonderful themes in this little book – homelessness wundresame exile, love and loss, youth and old age.


Peter Schlemihl is a young man at the beginning of the tale. Get one with the Cruikshank illustrations! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Chamisso was certainly a pioneer by adding fairy tale elements to what’s essentially an autobiographical story. Peter Schlemihl is a great story with multiple themes.

Perseus went to fetch the head of Medusa and won Andromeda; Schlemihl went to, um, get geschiichte shadow back and won, um, a poodle. It’s the first thing they notice when they see him in bright light. Ai piedi gli stivali delle sette leghe, in mano le pantofole freno. This lack of geographical bearing reflects the protagonist’s feeling of being lost. His fate becomes that of the painted bird or the golden ass. However, Schlemihl cannot show himself in daylight as people become instantly very cshlemihls with him whenever they discover that he has no shadow.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Schlemihl refusing the deal flees in horror. How the devil appears to the character under the image of an innocent, old man who is able to do unseen tricks. Dieses Ereignis brachte die ganze Gesellschaft in Bewegung.