The Cold Heart

Wilhelm Hauff (1802 - 1827)
Translated by John Oxenford (1812 - 1877)

Dissatisfied with his life of poverty, Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, summons an ancient spirit who rewards him with three wishes. His wealth is but short-lived and soon he faces ruin. To recover his riches, he makes a deal with a mysterious, evil force. In exchange for his heart, Peter receives again wealth and success, but is emotionally numb and without love and compassion. Will Peter find a way to avoid eternal damnation? (Summary by Antipode)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

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