Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

Unworldly young Effi Briest is married off to Baron von Innstetten, an austere and ambitious civil servant twice her age, who has little time for his new wife. Isolated and bored, Effi finds comfort and distraction in a brief liaison with Major Crampas, a married man with a dangerous reputation. But years later, when Effi has almost forgotten her affair, the secret returns to haunt her, with fatal consequences. Considered to be Fontane's greatest novel, Effi Briest is a humane, unsentimental portrait of a young woman torn between her duties as a wife and mother and the instincts of her heart.

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The 851st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Effi Briest Paperback 1111820 $5.18 2011
Effi Briest Audible Audio Edition 66881 $7.42 2015
Effi Briest Audible Audiobook 35765 $16.54 2020
Effi Briest Audible Audio Edition 58155 $11.89 2013
Effi Briest Paperback 8828275 $9.25 $9.31 2008
Effi Briest (Annotated) (German Edition) Paperback 944801 $17.99 2021
Effi Briest + CD (German Edition) Perfect Paperback 1207483 $11.15 $11.92 2012
Effi Briest. Mit Materialien (Lernmaterialien) (German Edition) Paperback 5416902 $9.59 $8.15 2000
Effi Briest Audible Audio Edition 72310 $29.18 2014
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 66257 $0.99 2000
Effi Briest Paperback 1987715 $4.99 $0.01 2011
Theodor Fontane: Effi Briest Audio CD 1166508 $24.11 $17.23
Effi Briest (German Edition) Paperback 4719914 $8.71 $9.04 2008
Effi Briest Hardcover 6990934 $66.35 $16.47 2008
Effi Briest. Lektüreschlüssel für Schüler Paperback 1543973 $2.78 2003
Effie Briest Paperback 2758133 $6.76
Effi Briest. Paperback 11677687 $64.02 $0.01 1995
Effi Briest. Erläuterungen und Dokumente Paperback 1771698 $2.74 $2.05 2004
Effi Briest (Illustriert) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 450471 $2.99 2021
Effi Briest Paperback 2887302 $11.39 $2.89 2013
Effi Briest. Hardcover 8478072 $19.09 $19.08 1994
Effi Briest (Klassiker der Literatur) (German Edition) Paperback 2838022 $7.74 2017
Effi Briest Audible Audio Edition 99862 $11.95 2013
Effi Briest (Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1996080 $12.95 $0.15 1976
Effi Briest (German Edition) Kindle Edition 358229 2016
Effi Briest Kindle Edition 441593 2017
Das erzählerische Werk, 20 Bde., Bd.15, Effi Briest Hardcover 11072789 $21.58 $21.62 1998
Effi Briest Mass Market Paperback 9186069 $12.13 $11.77 2001
Effi Briest (99 Welt-Klassiker) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 392860 2015
Effi Briest (Edition Anaconda): Neue deutsche Rechtschreibung (German Edition) Kindle Edition 478064 2013
Effi Briest Audible Audiobook 213419 $17.46 2018
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics) Paperback 270162 $7.00 $2.99 2001
Effi Briest (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 659657 $15.15 2015
Gesellschaftsromane und Sittengeschichten: Effi Briest / L'Adultera / Schach von Wuthenow / Graf Petöfy / Cécile / Irrungen, Wirrungen (German Edition) Hardcover 9044622 $49.90 2019
Theodor Fontane (German Edition) Paperback 8554019 $9.56 $5.36 1984
Effi Briest (illustrated) (German Edition) Kindle Edition 651129 $3.99 2020
Effi Briest. (German Edition) Paperback 3460917 $9.13 $3.75 1997
Effi Briest (German Edition) Paperback 699189 $5.88 $5.95 2013
Effi Briest. Hardcover 10722122 $66.14 $17.67 1996