Legends of the Rhine

Legends of the Rhine Last year I made the journey between Mainz and Bonn on one of our splendid Rhine steamers Our vessel glided along like a great water bird On the shore rose mountains castles and ruins and over all

  • Title: Legends of the Rhine
  • Author: Wilhelm Ruland
  • ISBN: 9783086920127
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Last year I made the journey between Mainz and Bonn on one of our splendid Rhine steamers Our vessel glided along like a great water bird On the shore rose mountains, castles, and ruins, and over all the sun shined brightly from a blue August sky It was twelve years since I had visited the scenes of my youth, and every Rhinelander will understand with what pleasure I s Last year I made the journey between Mainz and Bonn on one of our splendid Rhine steamers Our vessel glided along like a great water bird On the shore rose mountains, castles, and ruins, and over all the sun shined brightly from a blue August sky It was twelve years since I had visited the scenes of my youth, and every Rhinelander will understand with what pleasure I saw again those smiling landscapes arrayed in their summer beauty Wandering back to my deckchair, I soon became absorbed in the ever changing panorama.

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    1. This is a book of folk legends and folk lore from the Rhine region of Germany. They are generally about folk legends or supernatural beings interacting with normal people--like sirens on the Rhine, or why a certain knight has a certain coat-of-arms.They are fairly easy to read, although I didn't care for the tone of the prose (can't quite put my finger on why). As for audience, the language and story style would be appropriate for children, but some of the stories are downright cruel (burning st [...]

    2. I happened across this book at my grandmother's house. The one I have is a 10th edition, published in 1924. Found it interesting.

    3. The pull of the Rhineland--in short, Germanic lands, is uncanny, and I enjoy reading about the Medieval period of those lands. An enjoyable reminder perhaps.

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