The Lake of the Bees (Hesperus Classics)

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An old man looks back on his life and remembers Elizabeth - the only woman he ever loved. The two of them had shared their childhood, shared their summer holidays, hunts for strawberries in the forest, family picnics...Yet somehow all had been lost, and the joy, excitement and hope slowly replaced by the melancholy resignation and inertia that comes from broken dreams. Now at the end of his life, all he is left with is the knowledge of what might have been.

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Theodor Storm (1817-1888) is a leading figure of German poetic Realism, with his novellas some of the finest in German literature. Alan Sillitoe has written more than fifty books over the last forty years, including novels, plays, and collections of short stories, poems, and travel pieces, as well as more than four hundred essays.

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‘When she raised her eyes to him again, he saw that they were full of tears. "Elisabeth," he said, "behind those blue mountains lies our youth. What has become of it?"’

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