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A Divided Heart and Other Stories by Paul Heyse

A DIVIDED HEART

[Illustration: Paul Heyse]

A DIVIDED HEART

AND

OTHER STORIES

FROM PAUL HEYSE

_TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH_ With an Introduction BY CONSTANCE STEWART COPELAND

New York: BRENTANO'S CHICAGO PARIS WASHINGTON

Copyright. 1894, BY BRENTANO'S.

* * * BURR PRINTING HOUSE, NEW YORK.

To My Mother

C. S. C.

CONTENTS.

Introduction--Paul Heyse

A Divided Heart

Minka

Rothenburg on the Tauber

INTRODUCTION--PAUL HEYSE

PAUL HEYSE.

INTRODUCTION.

It occasionally happens that a reader expecting to find the customary account of an author's early struggles for bread and knowledge, his bitter disappointments, his late and almost joyless success, is surprised by the record of a singularly fortunate life; of a life which advances easily and naturally from a peaceful and promising childhood to an equally peaceful, famous old age. Goethe's was such a life; and reading it, one feels that sharp encounter with the hardest facts of existence would have lessened his greatness, would have disturbed that perfect serenity of soul which made him philosopher as well as poet, and fostered his fidelity to high ideals of life and art.


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