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Gustav Gans zu Putlitz (1821–1890)

Putlitz, Gustav Heinrich Gans, Edler Herr von und zu (pöt’lits). A German poet and novelist; born at Retzien, Prussia, March 20, 1821; died there, Sept. 9, 1890. He began his literary career by writing a number of little comedies dealing with high social life, all in a vein of lively humor; among them are: ‘The Heart Forgotten’; ‘Watering-Places’; ‘Family Quarrels.’ He wrote also some exquisite short tales,—‘What the Forest Tells,’ ‘Forget-me-not,’ ‘Arabesques’; ‘Don John of Austria,’ a tragedy (1863); and numerous other plays; also a series of novels,—‘The Alpine Bride’ (1870); ‘Sparks ’Neath the Ashes’ (1871); ‘The Nightingale’ (1872); and ‘My Home: Recollections of Childhood and Youth’ (1885).