The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, Or: How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead was written by Heinrich Boll, one of Germany's most prolific postwar writers. Although Boll insisted that his characters were compositions and not psychological creations, they do have psychological reality. In this novel he tells the story of pretty, bright, young Katharina Blum, who becomes the center of intrigue with a big city newspaper when at a carnival party she falls in love with a young radical lawbreaker on the run from the police.

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The 863rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 64th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Penguin Classics) Paperback 335593 $7.46 $6.67 2009
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Transaction Large Print Books) Hardcover 4167544 $57.43 $20.79 2000
Lost Honour of Katharina Blum Hardcover 6178307 $2.08 1975