Release date: August 27, 2019
Newly translated into English for the first time, these four
novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le
Fort are from her later works of historical fiction. Ominous
and mysterious, these page-turning stories bring to life
momentous chapters in from the past.
The Innocents, set in Germany after the Second World War, is
a poignant family drama about the horrors of war, the suffering
of the innocent, and the demands of justice.
The Ostracized Woman traces the fate of a Prussian family at
the end of World War II to the heroic deed of an ancestor
done centuries before.
The Last Meeting imagines the last encounter between
Madame de La Valliére and Madame de Montespan, rival
mistresses of King Louis XIV of France.
The Tower of Constancy leads the reader into the heart of the
infamous French prison of the same name while exploring
the role of conscience in the religious and philosophical conflicts
of the eighteenth-century.
POINTS OF INTEREST
• Riveting short works of fiction by an acclaimed
• Characters and periods of history brought to
life by an author with intimate knowledge of
her subject matter
• First-time for these celebrated works to be
made available in English