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The Coming of Peace: A Family Catastrophe (Classic Reprint)

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The Coming of Peace: A Family Catastrophe (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from The Coming of Peace: A Family CatastropheA few words about the author of Friedensfest, which is here translated as The Coming of Peace, will possibly be of interest to readers. Gerhart Hauptmann, who is still a comparatively young man, is as yet little known to English readers, and wholly unknown to English play goers, except for the performance of this play under the auspices of the Stage Society on the 1 oth of June 1 900, which has given occasion for of this play under the auspices of the Stage Society on the 1 oth of June 1 900, which has given occasion for this translation. In German speaking countries he is recognised by many as the greatest modern dramatist with the single exception of Henrik Ibsen.He is certainly the only dramatist who, writing under the inspiration of the great Norwegian poet, can by any remotest possibility be considered to have advanced a step beyond his master in dramatic treatment of the inner social forces of mod em life.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more