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Ludwig Achim von Arnim (1781–1831)

Arnim, Ludwig Achim von (är’nim). A noted German poet and novelist; born in Berlin, Jan. 26, 1781; died at Wiepersdorf, Jan. 31, 1831. He is the main representative of the younger generation of the Romantic school. Settling at Heidelberg in 1806 after extensive travels, he formed a close friendship with Clemens Brentano, and edited with him ‘The Boy’s Wonder-Horn,’ a collection of old German legends and songs, which was received with much favor. In 1811 he married Brentano’s sister Bettina. His principal works are: ‘Poverty, Riches, Guilt, and Penitence of Countess Dolores,’ a novel (1810); and ‘The Crown-Guardians,’ a fantastic historical romance (1817), a glowing picture of life towards the wane of the fifteenth century. Among his short stories, published mostly in collections, the following deserve mention: ‘The Mad Invalid at Fort Ratonneau’; ‘The Three Loving Sisters and the Happy Dyer’; ‘Prince All-god and Singer Demi-god.’