The text is in German
Complete with dust jacket which, apart from a tear at the bottom of the spine, is in good condition. On the inside of the cover, underneath the dust jacket, are the details of a previous owner written in pen; this is repeated on the title page. The front flysheet has a tippexed area. The (cut) binding is still tight and the pages are clean. There is a ribbon marker attached.
stjacket,Insel Felsenburg is a novel by Johann Gottfried Schnabel , the four parts of which appeared in 1731, 1732, 1736 and 1743 under the pseudonym Gisander in Nordhausen . The original title of the first part is completely:"Whimsical mirage of some seafarers, particularly Alberti Julii, a well-brewed Saxon, who went to ships in his 18th century, was thrown by shipwreck himself on a cruel cliff, after which the most beautiful country was discovered, where he went with his Companion married, such a marriage created a family with more than 300 souls, the land was cultivated excellently, the astonishingly dignified treasures were collected by special coincidences, his friends explored in Germany made happy, at the end of the 1728th year, than in his hundreds lived fresh and healthy, and probably still lives to date , designed by his brother-son-son-son,Mons. Eberhard Julio, Curieusen readers but ausgefertiget to vermuthlichen affections pleasure, even par Commission to the pressure transferred from Gisandern . "The work, originally comprising around 2500 printed pages, was edited in a shortened version by Ludwig Tieck in 1828 under the title Insel Felsenburg and has become known under this title.Table of Contents1content2reception3issues4literature5web linksContent Map of Felsenburg IslandAfter the death of his mother and the bankruptcy of his father, the first-person narrator Eberhard Julius receives a letter from a captain Wolffgang assuring him that " he will more than double the damage suffered by her father"will. Following the instructions in this letter, he travels to Amsterdam, where he meets the captain and learns from him that the island of Felsenburg, where his relative Albertus Julius rules as the "grandfather", is located in the South Seas. Together with some other representatives of useful professions, Eberhard Julius sets out on the captain's ship to the island. On the way they tell each other their life stories. Arrived on the island, they are welcomed by 97-year-old Albert Julius, who tells them how he got to the paradisiacal island in his youth as a castaway, who married Concordia Plürs with him and who founded a family of many with her, which has increased in the course of time by more shipwrecked and abandoned persons, and has achieved great wealth through the discovery of a buried treasure.The second to fourth parts of the novel, which deal with the further fates of the island and its inhabitants after the death of Albertus Julius, are of constantly declining literary quality; the plot appears more and more arbitrary and pieced together and is filled with adventurous subplots and long theoretical inserts. Schnabel tried (which he admits at least for the fourth part) to use the great success of the novel financially through the sequels.