Green Henry by Gottfried Keller

"Green Henry" is a semi-autobiographical novel that chronicles the life of a young man who dreams of becoming a painter but faces countless obstacles on his journey. The protagonist leaves his Swiss village and travels to Munich to study art, but his lack of discipline and financial difficulties force him to return home. After his mother's death, he begins to reassess his life and eventually finds his place in society. The novel explores themes of identity, ambition, and the struggle between individual desires and societal expectations.

The 717th greatest book of all time


Published
1855
Nationality
Swiss
Type
Fiction
Pages
800-1000
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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