The World’s Story Volume VII: Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the seventh volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part VII include the stories from the Nibelungen saga of the Germans, masterpieces of the Dutch Painters and the famous apple-shooting episode from Schiller's drama William Tell. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for The shot of William Tell:
Walter: Stoofy / William Tell: ToddHW / Friesshard: Foon / Leuth: Jim Locke / Sacristan: Aaron White / Rosselmann: TJ Burns / Furst: alanmapstone / Stauffacher: Nemo / Melchthal: Eva Davis / Peasants: Sandra Schmit / Women: Monika M.C. / Harras: Frédéric Surget / Gessler: Tomas Peter / Bertha: Devorah Allen / Rudenz: Philip Watson / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Tell's escape:
William Tell: Jim Locke / Fisherman: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Thusnelda in the triumphal procession of Germanicus, by Karl Theodor von Piloty (born at Munich, October 1, 1826. Died there, July 21, 1886), painting frontispiece Sonia
00:02:49
Play 02 Germany Part I: In pagan times: Historical note Sonia
00:01:35
Play 03 How the early Germans lived, by Caius Cornelius Tacitus Sonia
00:07:03
Play 04 An appeal to Caesar (58 B.C.), by T. Rice Holmes Jim Locke
00:23:00
Play 05 Herman, who freed the Germans from Rome (9 A.D.), by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker Sonia
00:05:55
Play 06 Boniface and the oak of Thor (about 723), by the Right Rev. W. Pakenham Walsh Christina Close
00:09:20
Play 07 Germany Part II: Emperors of mediaeval Germany: Historical note Kristine Bekere
00:02:59
Play 08 How Charlemagne overcame the Saxons, by Dr. William Zimmermann Kristine Bekere
00:13:51
Play 09 The Margrave Gero and the Vandals, by Theodor von Heyden (German artist, 1827), painting p. 36 Sonia
00:01:33
Play 10 The election of Frederick Barbarossa (the red-bearded) (1152), by Cyrus Townsend Brady Foon
00:14:43
Play 11 Frederick of the Red Beard and the Pope (1177), from the old chronicles Joseph Barbaccia
00:11:02
Play 12 Frederick Barbarossa at the feet of the Pope, by Albert Maignan (France, 1844-1908), painting p. 48 alanmapstone
00:02:14
Play 13 Barbarossa, by Friedrich Rückert Tomas Peter
00:02:10
Play 14 Germany Part III: Stories of the Middle Ages: Historical note Sonia
00:01:40
Play 15 How Siegfried won a bride for King Gunther, from the Nibelungenlied Jim Locke
00:22:20
Play 16 Bishop Hatto and his mouse tower (about 968), by Robert Southey Sandra Schmit
00:05:04
Play 17 The Lorelei, by Heinrich Heine Sandra Schmit
00:01:38
Play 18 The little Faust tower of Munich, by Frantz Trautmann Jim Locke
00:23:15
Play 19 Germany Part IV: Life in the fifteenth century: Historical note Foon
00:02:53
Play 20 The great Hanseatic League, by Eva March Tappan Colleen McMahon
00:09:05
Play 21 The walled cities of Germany, by Sabine Baring-Gould, with the collaboration of Arthur Gilman Colleen McMahon
00:08:35
Play 22 German life in the fifteenth century, by Johannes Janssen Colleen McMahon
00:14:11
Play 23 The contest of the master-singers, by August Hagen Jim Locke
00:23:26
Play 24 John Gutenberg, inventor of printing (middle of the sixteenth century), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
00:06:30
Play 25 Germany Part V: From the Reformation to the death of Frederick the Great: Historical note alanmapstone
00:03:27
Play 26 Martin Luther as a boy (about 1500), by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Charles Jim Locke
00:19:34
Play 27 The sacking of Magdeburg (1631), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Jim Locke
00:12:59
Play 28 The giant regiment of Frederick William I of Prussia (between 1713 and 1740), by Thomas Carlyle Greg Giordano
00:11:39
Play 29 The childhood of Frederick the Great (about 1720), by Thomas Carlyle Jim Locke
00:18:13
Play 30 Frederick the Great and the First Silesian War (1740-1745), by Thomas Babington Macaulay Jim Locke
00:25:00
Play 31 The round table of Frederick the Great at Sans Souci, by Adolf Friedrich Erdmann Menzel (Germany, 1815-1905), painting p. 178 Foon
00:02:54
Play 32 Germany Part VI: German authors and composers: Historical note Monika M. C.
00:02:19
Play 33 Stories from the eighteenth century, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Jim Locke
00:12:45
Play 34 Morning prayers in the Bach family, by Toby Edward Rosenthal (American painter, 1848), painting p. 190 Tomas Peter
00:02:20
Play 35 Handel, the master of Oratorio (1685-1759), by L. B. Urbino alanmapstone
00:11:06
Play 36 The unwritten overture of Mozart (1756-1791), by Heribert Rau ToddHW
00:17:36
Play 37 A visit to Beethoven (1770-1827), by Richard Wagner Jim Locke
00:23:45
Play 38 Germany Part VII: Two wars with France: Historical note April6090
00:02:30
Play 39 The oath at the grave of Frederick the Great (1806), by Louisa Mühlbach (Klara M. Mundt) Greg Giordano
00:10:38
Play 40 Why the philosopher's letter was not mailed (1806), by Louisa Mühlbach (Klara M. Mundt) April6090
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Play 41 The Queen of Prussia's ride (1806), by A. L. A. Smith Sandra Schmit
00:02:38
Play 42 William of Prussia proclaimed German Emperor at Versailles, by Anton von Werner (Germany, 1843), painting p. 236 alanmapstone
00:02:33
Play 43 The troubles of a correspondent in the Franco-Prussian War (1870), from "All the Year Round" Jim Locke
00:18:33
Play 44 German wounded in the Gallery of Mirrors, Versailles, by Victor Bachereau-Reverchon (French artist, 1842), painting p. 248 alanmapstone
00:03:15
Play 45 The watch on the Rhine, by Max Schneckenburger alanmapstone
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Play 46 Germany Part VIII: Modern Germany: Historical note Sandra Schmit
00:01:54
Play 47 Bismarck in the Reichstag and at home (about 1880), by George Makepeace Towle Jim Locke
00:19:54
Play 48 Student life at the German universities (about 1900), by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick Jim Locke
00:10:40
Play 49 A day with the German Emperor (1898), by Maurice Leudet ChadH94
00:12:25
Play 50 The German Fatherland, by Ernst Moritz Arndt alanmapstone
00:03:38
Play 51 The Netherlands Part I: From the Roman conquest to the Reformation: Historical note Kristine Bekere
00:02:39
Play 52 Besieging a Roman camp (54 B.C.), by T. Rice Holmes Kristine Bekere
00:14:31
Play 53 The rebellion of Civilis (69 A.D.), by Caius Cornelius Tacitus Kristine Bekere
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Play 54 How Count William of Holland was made a knight (1247), from the old chronicles Jim Locke
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Play 55 How Philip van Artevelde was made Governor of Ghent (1386), by Sir John Froissart Kirstin De Falco
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Play 56 The childhood of Charles V: a reading by Erasmus, by Eduard Jean Conrad Hamman (Belgian painter, 1819), painting p. 302 Foon
00:03:03
Play 57 The Netherlands Part II: How Holland won her freedom: Historical note alanmapstone
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Play 58 The ''beggars'' of Holland (1566), by John Lothrop Motley April6090
00:19:28
Play 59 The siege of Leyden (1574), by John Lothrop Motley Philip Watson
00:22:15
Play 60 The assassination of William the Silent (1584), by John Lothrop Motley Kirstin De Falco
00:19:46
Play 61 Sir Philip Sidney and the glass of water (1586), by John Lothrop Motley Tomas Peter
00:05:06
Play 62 How a turf-boat captured the city of Breda (1590), by G. T. Hoare Foon
00:09:24
Play 63 The Netherlands Part III: The period of commercial greatness: Historical note Foon
00:02:48
Play 64 How a mud-hole became a garden, by William Elliot Griffis Jim Locke
00:17:11
Play 65 When the pilgrim fathers went to Holland (1608), by William Bradford Ruth P.
00:16:18
Play 66 The surrender of Breda, by Diego Rodriguez de Silva Velasquez (Spanish painter, 1599-1660), painting p. 368 alanmapstone
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Play 67 The escape of Hugo de Groot (1621), by Frederick Spencer Bird Foon
00:18:08
Play 68 The return of Spinoza (about 1653), by Israel Zangwill Jim Locke
00:10:26
Play 69 The rival tulip-growers (1672), by Alexandre Dumas ToddHW
00:18:21
Play 70 When William III of England came home to his fatherland (1691), by Thomas Babington Macaulay Jim Locke
00:15:29
Play 71 The Netherlands Part IV: Little stories of Netherland artists: Historical note Foon
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Play 72 King Philip presenting Rubens to Velasquez, by Leon y Escosura (Spanish artist, 1834-1901), painting p. 406 Tomas Peter
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Play 73 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), by Theodore Child Nella
00:05:51
Play 74 Anton Vandyck (1599-1641), by Clara Erskine Clement Foon
00:08:58
Play 75 Rembrandt's ''The Night Watch'', by Théophile Gautier Jim Locke
00:08:57
Play 76 The Night Watch, by Rembrandt van Ryn (born at Leyden, 1607. Died in 1669), painting p. 414 Foon
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Play 77 Rembrandt in his studio, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French artist, 1824-1904), painting p. 416 Sandra Schmit
00:02:18
Play 78 The Netherlands Part V: The Netherlands in recent years: Historical note Foon
00:02:45
Play 79 The American Revolution in Holland, by Hendrik Willem van Loon Philip Watson
00:20:12
Play 80 Contrary land, by Mary Mapes Dodge Foon
00:15:12
Play 81 The festival of Saint Nicholas, by Mary Mapes Dodge Foon
00:19:06
Play 82 In and out of a cab in Amsterdam, by F. Hopkinson Smith April6090
00:13:10
Play 83 The beloved Queen Wilhelmina (born in 1880), by William Elliot Griffis Foon
00:12:31
Play 84 Switzerland Part I: In earliest times: Historical note Scotty Smith
00:01:47
Play 85 The siege of the Lake-Dwellers, by Sir Arthur Helps Scotty Smith
00:06:48
Play 86 The flight of the Helvetians (58 B.C.), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
00:07:52
Play 87 The Devil's Bridge over the Reuss, by H. A. Guerber Tomas Peter
00:07:09
Play 88 Switzerland Part II: How the Swiss gained their freedom: Historical note April6090
00:02:22
Play 89 The meeting at the Rütli (1307), by Heinrich Zschokke Rob Marland
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Play 90 The shot of William Tell (1307), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Group 00:22:32
Play 91 Tell's escape (1307), by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Group 00:04:28
Play 92 Song of the Battle of Morgarten (1315), by Felicia Dorothea Hemans Sandra Schmit
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Play 93 The death of Winkelried (1386), by Walter Thornbury rumpledpoetry
00:05:43
Play 94 Switzerland Part III: Stories from Swiss history: Historical note April6090
00:02:37
Play 95 The Baron of Raron and the ''Mazze'' (fifteenth century), by J. Wilson Jim Locke
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Play 96 Peace or war ? (1474), by Sir Walter Scott Jim Locke
00:24:27
Play 97 How the Swiss met Charles the Bold of Burgundy (1476) by Heinrich Zschokke Jim Locke
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Play 98 The milk porridge incident: a story of the Reformation, by Clarence Rook Jim Locke
00:04:54
Play 99 The prison of Chillon, by Jacob Abbott Scotty Smith
00:12:03
Play 100 The lion at Luzern, by Boyd Winchester Sonia
00:04:19
Play 101 Switzerland Part IV: Stories of Alpine adventure: Historical note April6090
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Play 102 Swept down by an avalanche, by Heinrich Zschokke Devorah Allen
00:09:44
Play 103 The slide of Alpnach, by L. A. Gilbert Availle
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Play 104 The first ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper April6090
00:12:05
Play 105 Tobogganing on a glacier, by John Addington Symonds Jim Locke
00:10:17
Play 106 Switzerland Part V: Life in the mountains: Historical note Monika M. C.
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Play 107 Our borrowed scientists, by W. D. McCrackan Sonia
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Play 108 The tiny farms of Switzerland, by Boyd Winchester Devorah Allen
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Play 109 How Switzerland defends herself, by Clarence Rook Availle
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Play 110 How the Swiss built the greatest tunnel in the world, by Francis Fox Sonia
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