Rock Crystal

Adalbert STIFTER (1805 - 1868), translated by Lee M. HOLLANDER (1880 - 1972)

On Christmas Eve, two children, a brother and sister, leave their grandmother's house in an Alpine village and get lost in the mountain snow. They become trapped among the rock crystals of the frozen glacier. This short and gripping novel, by 19th century Austrian master Adalbert Stifter, influenced Thomas Mann and others with its suspenseful, simple, myth-like story and majestic depictions of nature. Poet W.H. Auden called the work "a quiet and beautiful parable about the relation of people to places, of man to nature." (Introduction by Greg W.)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Section 1 Greg W.
00:15:57
Play 02 02 - Section 2 Greg W.
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Play 03 03 - Section 3 Greg W.
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Play 04 04 - Section 4 Greg W.
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Play 05 05 - Section 5 Greg W.
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Play 06 06 - Section 6 Greg W.
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