I Loved a German

Anton H. Tammsaare

A gripping love story, in which the classic love triangle takes an untraditional form. The plot is centered on an Estonian university student who falls for a Baltic German woman in the aftermath of WWII.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Vagabond Voices
Contributor(s) :
Christopher Moseley
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781908251831
Pages : 226
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$30.00

Overview
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A gripping love story, in which the classic love triangle takes a very untraditional form. The plot is centered on an Estonian university student who falls in love with a young Baltic German woman. The Baltic Germans had lost their aristocratic position since Estonia declared its independence. The young German earns her keep as a tutor for an Estonian family, and is not well-off. The young man, Oskar, starts courting the girl frivolously, but then falls head-over-heels for her. Before long, the prejudice that an Estonian and a Baltic German are of unequal standing stalks the couple. When Oskar goes to ask Erika's grandfather - a former manor lord - for the girl's hand, the meeting leaves a deep impression on him. Oskar finds himself wondering if he doesn't love the woman in Erika, but rather her grandfather; meaning, her noble descent. Does love depend solely upon the emotions of two young individuals, or are their origins, their social and cultural background actually the deciding factor?

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