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Theodor Fontane (1819–1898)

Fontane, Theodore (fon-tä’nė). A German poet and novelist; born at Neu-Ruppin, Dec. 30, 1819; died at Berlin, Sept. 21, 1898. Among his writings are three volumes on England, one ‘A Summer in London’ (1854); ‘The Sleswick-Holstein War of 1864’ (1866), and other war histories. His first volume of lyrics, ‘Men and Heroes,’ was published in 1850; his collected ‘Ballads’ in 1892. He wrote many stories of North German life, as ‘Count Petöfy’; ‘Under the Pear-Tree’ (1885); ‘Mrs. Jenny Treibel’ (1892).