It is 1899. The Caroline Islands were sold to Germany by Spain a few months ago.
Is it possible to steal a dance?
German Zoologist Doctor Herter and his assistant, the painter Mehring, travel to the island of Yap in the Caroline Islands to conduct scientific studies. But soon they get involved in an unusual criminal case and feel threatened by thieves, spies, smugglers and pirates...
Have fun with German and experience original German literature with an English translation on opposite pages to make sure you have no problems understanding the story. The English translation follows the German original very closely to give you a full understanding. This makes the English sound peculiar at times, but it serves its purpose of helping you get your mind round the language used in genuine German literature unlike simplified texts that are written with foreign language learners in mind.
ISBN-13 : 979-8751851880
Learn German with short stories. Eight gripping science fiction short stories in German with an English translation on the opposite page. Improve your German while reading about an alien attack, time travel, a deadly asteroid and other surprising scenarios.
ISBN-13 : 979-8753633590
Learn German with short stories. 17 short stories in German with an English translation on the opposite page. Be enthralled by stories of love and hate, seduction and betrayal, revenge and death, and even gothic love-horror in a haunted castle by the famous Austrian writer Leopold Sacher-Masoch.
Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836 - 1895) was an Austrian writer. Sacher-Masoch's family lived in Lemberg and had ancestors from Slovenia, Spain and Bohemia. His father Leopold Johann Nepomuk Ritter von Sacher was police director of Lemberg....read more:
ISBN-13 : 979-8755536639
The story begins in Antioch, where King Antiochus enters into an incestuous relationship with his daughter. In order to keep her for himself, he sets her suitors a riddle which they must solve. If they do not succeed, they are executed. Only Apollonius, the king of Tyre, succeeds in solving the riddle. Enraged, Antiochus sends Apollonius away and sends a henchman after him to kill him. Now begins Apollonius' odyssey. He loses all his possessions in a sea storm and then arrives at the court of another king, where his daughter falls in love with him…
However, Apollonius, the king of Tyre, definitely belongs to the realm of legend. For the kingdom of Tyre had already been conquered and largely destroyed by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. After that, it never regained its original importance. The list of the kings of Tyros ends in 332 BC - there has never been a king with the name Apollonius before or since.
Bernhard Voigt was born in Bunzlau in Lower Silesia in 1878. He became a teacher and in 1908 went to Windhoek in German South-West-Africa, today's Namibia, where he reached the position of a provincial school officer after a few years. The German colony was lost in the First World War and was administered by the South African Union. Voigt was expelled from the country, as were all German government officials and civil servants. Returning home, Voigt began to write down his experiences in Africa in numerous novels, some of which enjoyed great popularity, including "Im Schülerheim zu Windhuk", "Schutztruppler in Südwestafrika", "Diri: Ein Buschmannsleben", "Du meine Heimat Deutsch-Südwest" and "Die Farmer vom Seeis Rivier - Ein Kampf um Deutsch-Südwest".
When Soviet troops occupied Silesia in 1945, Voigt was killed.
Be enthralled by a pukka adventure in the exotic capital of the Sudan where many people still remember the mahdi, that religious fanatic and slave trader who defeated and killed Gordon of Khartoum.
Der Nonnenstein – a story about two brothers who own clay pits. They quarrel about the boundary which is marked by a mysterious rock known as the Nun’s Stone. Die drei Gelehrten - a story about three scientists whose learned discussions take an unexpected turn when one of them makes a discovery in his cellar.
Der Gobelin – the story of a poor painter whose life is completely changed when he meets some gypsies.