Undine

Friedrich de la Motte FOUQUÉ (1777 - 1843), translated by F. E. BUNNETT ( - )


Undine is a novel by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué concerning Undine, a water spirit who marries a Knight named Huldbrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages. The novel served as inspiration for two operas in the romantic style by Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and Albert Lortzing, respectively, and two ballets: the nineteenth century Ondine and the twentieth century Undine. An edition of the book was illustrated by Arthur Rackham. In The Fantastic Imagination, George MacDonald writes, "Were I asked, what is a fairytale? I should reply, Read Undine: that is a fairytale ... of all fairytales I know, I think Undine the most beautiful." (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dedication, How The Knight Came To The Fisherman Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:13:40
Play 02 In What Way Undine Had Come to the Fisherman Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:11:27
Play 03 How They Found Undine Again Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:08:05
Play 04 Of That Which the Knight Encountered in the Wood Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:12:25
Play 05 How the Knight Lived on the Little Promontory Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:09:33
Play 06 Of A Nuptial Ceremony Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:11:19
Play 07 What Further Happened on the Evening of the Wedding Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:06:23
Play 08 The Day After the Wedding Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:11:40
Play 09 How the Knight Took His Young Wife with Him Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:09:25
Play 10 How They Lived in the City Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:07:56
Play 11 The Anniversary of Bertalda’s Name-Day Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:10:59
Play 12 How They Departed from the Imperial City Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:07:53
Play 13 How They Lived at Castle Ringstetten Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:14:06
Play 14 How Bertalda Returned Home with the Knight Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:12:51
Play 15 The Journey to Vienna Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:11:33
Play 16 How It Fared Further with Huldbrand Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:08:14
Play 17 The Knight’s Dream Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:05:49
Play 18 How the Knight Huldbrand is Married Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:09:21
Play 19 How the Knight Huldbrand was Buried Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
00:05:29