Book-bot.com - read famous books online for free

Immensee by Theodor Storm
page 1 of 53 (01%)
TpTp
IMMENSEE

BY THEODOR W. STORM

TRANSLATED BY C. W. BELL M. A.




PREFACE



We are at the beginning of a new era which will, it is to be hoped, be
marked by a general rapprochement between the nations. The need
to know and understand one another is being felt more and more. It
follows that the study of foreign languages will assume an ever-
increasing importance; indeed, so far as language, literature, and
music are concerned, one may safely assert that fas est et ab hoste
doceri
.

All those who wish to make acquaintance with the speech of their
neighbours, or who have allowed their former knowledge to grow rusty,
will welcome this edition, which will enable them, independently of
bulky dictionaries, to devote to language study the moments of leisure
which offer themselves in the course of the day.

The texts have been selected from the double point of view of their
literary worth and of the usefulness of their vocabulary; in the
translations, also, the endeavour has been to unite qualities of style