Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach is one of the most prominent female writers in Austrian and German literature and a major representative of nineteenth-century realism. Born in Zdislavic, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), she alternately resided at her rural family castle there, particularly in summers, and in Vienna. Although her writings often display humor and social criticism, she is best known for two rather sentimental tales, “Krambambuli” (1875) about a loyal dog torn between two masters, and “Lotti die Uhrmacherin” [“Lottie the Watchmaker”, 1899], in which a woman anonymously makes extreme sacrifices for her former fiancé and his wife. Also well known is her much more intricate novel Das …

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Saur, Pamela S.. "Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 July 2007
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