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Frightening, isn't it? Fontane ("Effi Briest") and Maupassant ("Une vie") were novelizing what they saw in others. Von Arnim wrote about what she herself went through -- with not one but TWO husbands, no less (the man whose last name she kept as a pen name was no slouch in that department, either). Kind of makes you think about how she ended up in the same trap twice, even if the second time around she did get out of it eventually ...
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Scary stuff indeed. At least, it resulted in this terrible but rather readable tale. Seems like she was unlucky picking them, tho.