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The Jew's Beech — Annette von Droste Hulshoff

The Jew's Beech — Annette von Droste Hulshoff

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Based on a true story, The Jew's Beech centres on two brutal murders in rural Westphalia - the first of a local forester and the second of a Jewish moneylender near a beech tree - and the impact these events have on the life of Friedrich Mergel, a local herdsman with a turbulent family history.

A prototype of the murder mystery and a thoughtful examination of village society, this intriguing novella contains hints of the Gothic and the uncanny - ominous thunderstorms, mysterious disappearances, eerie doppelgangers and grisly discoveries in the depths of the forest - as well as a famously ambiguous climax.

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