Heinrich von Kleist: Die Verlobung in St. Domingo [The Betrothal in St. Domingo]

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  • Sean Allan (University of Warwick)

Heinrich von Kleist’s novella Die Verlobung in St. Domingo [The Betrothal in Santo Domingo] was first published in 1811 under the title of Die Verlobung [The Betrothal] in August Kuhn’s literary periodical Der Freimüthige. It was subsequently included in the second volume of Kleist’s stories – Erzählungen. Von Heinrich von Kleist. Zweiter Teil –published towards the end of that same year.

Kleist’s novella is set on the island of Santo Domingo during the black uprising of 1803 against the white plantation owners and the Napoleonic forces sent by the National Convent to restore …

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Allan, Sean. "Die Verlobung in St. Domingo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2008
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