Theodor Storm and his World

North Frisian poet and novelist (1817--1888) whose craft of fiction grew out of his lyric verse. As an outstanding representative of German Poetic Realism, his Novellen are among the finest in German literature. His best work ranks with that of Thomas Hardy.

'. . . the town, the marsh, the uplands, the dyke . . . the sea, the tidal flats . . . there is no other locality in Germany that has so often and so masterfully been described by the same hand as Theodor Storm's.'

THEODOR FONTANE on Storm's home town, Husum, and the surrounding coastal region of North Friesland, 1865.