'A tour de force' - Evening Standard
Fraulein Else's stay with her aunt at a fashionable spa resort is interrupted by the arrival of an express letter. The letter is for Fraulein Else, an end to innocence. Into Else's nineteen-year-old romantic, capricious thoughts enter new, upsetting realities, and a new unwelcome power comes to exert itself over her.
Schnitzler's novella is an extraordinary exercise in character, as compelling as it is psychologically acute. A piercing story of power and sexuality, Fraulein Else shows how brittle decency can be, how venal life.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Schnitzler's brilliant novella -- Desmond Christy Guardian Schnitzler was a remarkable and versatile talent who adapted for his artistic purposes both the new techniques of psychoanalysis and what was later to be known as the stream of consciousness -- John Bayley Times Literary Supplement What makes it a tour de force is that the story is told, in a superbly sustained stream-of-consciousness, entirely from Else's point of view -- Gilbert Adair Evening Standard